This cool app, available on multiple platforms, is the next best way to step-up your video calls. As everyone is practising social distancing, in the past Skype and Facetime were the default choices for keeping in touch remotely. However, isolation has brought out many new choices for you to jazz up your calls. Why stick to just looking at your friend/family member’s face, when you can play games together, share screens, and invite multiple people to take part? It’s a virtual houseparty!
Once you create a free account using your e-mail and phone number, you’re ready to start inviting people! Check out what this app has to offer:
I’ve been trying out this app myself, and as someone who cringes during video chats, I can honestly say I’ve really enjoyed it (yes, I’ve also tried it with people I’m living with). I’m an international student, so I’ve returned home to Canada. However, if I were still living in halls, I can see how much fun this would be to talk to family and UK friends. If you’re currently in halls, or even just locked in at home and not able to meet with university friends, I highly recommend giving it a try.
Visit https://houseparty.com for more info — It’s available for iOS, Android, Chrome and Mac, so you’re sure to find a place to use it!
Try it out and let us know in the comments what you think! Happy partying!