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Houseparty for iOS

By Alexander HerzickFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Houseparty

  • Video chat spontaneously and instantly with up to eight friends.
  • Last updated on 2/21/2024
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Houseparty for iOS is a group video chat app for friends. Get on and get the party started.


Easy sign-up: Register with your full name, a username, email, and phone number. You will then get a text with a verification code that you must input within 10 minutes to prove that your number is yours.

Find friends: Enable your address book by granting the app access to your contacts to find your friends. Once your friends are located, tap "Add" and then wait for them to accept you. You're also shown people you may know to add, but it's not clear how or why these particular individuals were selected since we had no idea who ours were.

Easy to navigate: On your dashboard screen, you can create and invite an exclusive group to a video chat under the Groups tab or play it casually and just wait and see who drops in under the Houseparty tab.

Send notes from within chat: While video chatting with friends, you can send a private note to a participant without changing screens.


Only useful if your friends are on it: Houseparty is a very popular app, but we couldn't find very many friends on it, which rendered it useless when our two friends weren't signed on.

Bottom Line

Houseparty is a fun alternative to FaceTime if you want to video chat with a bunch of friends at any given time.

What's new in version 1.65.0

Whats better than an unlocked Houseparty room? Probably nothing. This version has new Quick Draw colors so you can really show off all the artistic skills youve honed at home. Happy Housepartying!

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Full Specifications

March 30, 2020
Latest update
February 21, 2024
Operating System
iOS 12.1.2
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Video chat spontaneously and instantly with up to eight friends.

Houseparty is the face-to-face social network where you can connect with the people you care about most. The app makes connecting face to face effortless, alerting you when your friends are in the house and ready to chat so you can jump right into the conversation. The same goes for you opening the app! Your friends will know youre in the app and ready to chat, so they can join you (because rejected calls are so last year). Houseparty is truly the next best thing to hanging out in person. See your friends more often on Houseparty.

Questions? Comments? Just want a friendly hello?


Twitter/Instagram: @houseparty