Alternative products to Messenger Group Video Chats

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Houseparty

If FaceTime was built as a social network 🏠🎉

Mike Coutermarsh- Code @ GitHub
Pop in the house and say hi to all your friends :)
Dhananjay Yadav- Growth Hacking and Performance Marketing
Even I recommend Zoom for professional conferences but if you are looking for something more casual and fun than you might love Houseparty
Buğra Kaan Ayaz
Best way to hangout with friends when you are home.
Metro
The latest app that has captured the imagination teenagers these days is Houseparty which, thankfully, has nothing to do with alcohol and everything to do with video chatting with friends.
BuzzFeed
With Facebook reportedly hard at work cloning its group video chat service, Houseparty is playing some offense. Houseparty, an app which connects people with their friends in spontaneous video chats, is today releasing its first major product update - a new feature that lets users form groups of up to 16 people, and call them in organized video chats.
Wsj
8/9/2017 10:15AM The ​group video chat app Houseparty is​​ gaining traction ​among teens and young adults. ​We asked some users to explain it all -- to their parents. Photo/Video: Heather Seidel/The Wall Street Journal
30 Alternatives to Houseparty

Bonfire

The new group video chat app from Facebook 🔥

Bonfire is the long-rumored Houseparty competitor for Facebook. It's a group video chat app that lets you hang out with your best friends and meet new ones. Open the app to start video chatting instantly.

It's currently only available in the Danish App Store.

The Next Web
Bonfire, Facebook's group video chat app, has sprung up on the Danish iOS App Store, suggesting the social media giant is slowly rolling it out to customers. We first learned about Bonfire in July of this year. Essentially, it borrows several features from current teen-fave (and Meerkat successor) HouseParty, allowing you to hold video chats ...
The Verge
Facebook is building a standalone app that incorporates ideas from Houseparty, the group video chat app that rose from the ashes of Meerkat, The Verge has learned. The app, which has the working name Bonfire, was recently demonstrated for employees. It is being targeted for a fall release, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The Next Web
Today we discovered Bonfire, Facebook's new group video chat app, on the Danish iOS App Store. At time of writing, it's not available in the US App Store - or any other that we know of. If you want to try out the app for yourself, and you don't live in Denmark, you'll have to get creative.
12 Alternatives to Bonfire

Houseparty 1.5

Live video chat with friends, now with groups and texting 🎉

Houseparty 1.5 is FaceTime for groups. Now you can make guest lists, name your groups, and group chat away (pro tip: you can even buzz the guest list all at once). Pretend keeping your social circles separate in real life is as easy as separate Houseparty rooms.

Mike Coutermarsh- Code @ GitHub
Pop in the house and say hi to all your friends :)
Dhananjay Yadav- Growth Hacking and Performance Marketing
Even I recommend Zoom for professional conferences but if you are looking for something more casual and fun than you might love Houseparty
Buğra Kaan Ayaz
Best way to hangout with friends when you are home.
Metro
The latest app that has captured the imagination teenagers these days is Houseparty which, thankfully, has nothing to do with alcohol and everything to do with video chatting with friends.
BuzzFeed
With Facebook reportedly hard at work cloning its group video chat service, Houseparty is playing some offense. Houseparty, an app which connects people with their friends in spontaneous video chats, is today releasing its first major product update - a new feature that lets users form groups of up to 16 people, and call them in organized video chats.
Wsj
8/9/2017 10:15AM The ​group video chat app Houseparty is​​ gaining traction ​among teens and young adults. ​We asked some users to explain it all -- to their parents. Photo/Video: Heather Seidel/The Wall Street Journal
11 Alternatives to Houseparty 1.5

Fam

Group video chat exclusively for iMessage

Fam is the first live video application built in and for the iMessage interface. After you download Fam, it will appear in your iMessage keyboard. With just a few taps, you can have a group video chat with unlimited friends at once inside your current iMessage group chats and one-on-one conversations.

Ayrton De Craene- Code @ Product Hunt
Fam offers a way to seamlessly hangout with friends in group video chats right within their already existing iMessage group chats.
TechCrunch
In my opinion, one of FaceTime's major flaws is the lack of group video chat. Sure, apps like Skype, ooVoo and now Messenger let you do group video chats, but it's just not as seamless as FaceTime.
Business Insider
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Apple's native over-the-top (OTT) messaging app, iMessage, could be the most-used messaging platform for US teens, according to a comparative analysis by Fam messaging app CEO Giuseppe Stuto.
VentureBeat
Group video chat Fam is thinking about adding several interactive experiences to its iOS and iMessage apps, including TV shows, news video, and other content to play and watch with friends. Fam users can chat with more than a dozen people at once.
Hacker Noon
Okay, enough waiting - time for the good stuff! Here's the exact growth timeline from launch night through our 1,000,000th install 10 days later: December 5th, 2016 (MVP LAUNCH NIGHT, BABY!) Step 1: Prepare App Store Page6:30pm EST Fam app gets approved by Apple and is available for download on the iMessage App Store (we launched as iOS-only, and still are i… See more
Fortune
You might have seen people excitedly tweeting in the last two weeks that "group FaceTime" is finally here. But make no mistake - it's not tech giant Apple behind this new iMessage -based app. It's three guys in Boston you've never heard of.
Medium
Fam took 8 days to build, but it took over 2 years and 4 other product launches to create. The story starts when I teamed up with my cofounders Frank and Giuseppe. They had already created a powerful high school brand called SmackHigh  - a collection of regionalized Twitter accounts that enabled over half a million high school students to share and read high… See more
TechCrunch
The iMessage App Store may have its struggles, but one app aimed at bringing group video chat into the iMessage experience is reportedly taking off. Boston-based Smack, the company behind the video chat app called Fam, has raised $1.8 million in funding from a range of investors for its Top 25 Social Networking app on the App Store that allows groups to chat… See more
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A new data report, posted by the CEO of Fam, Giuseppe Stuto, discusses how Apple's default messaging platform is one of the most commonly used social apps in the U.S., especially among teens. Fam is a group video chat appaaa
Hacker Noon
No one really seems to talk about it or acknowledge it, but iMessage is where a lot of mobile usage is trending towards, particularly for Gen-Z, and there are many good reasons why.
AINNO
Their disappointment was loud and clear. Apple had just finished its big WWDC presentation last week on Monday, June 5, and it became apparent that the West Coast tech giant wasn't going to release a feature for iPhone that many fans were clamoring for: group FaceTime.
13 Alternatives to Fam

Hive

Yik Yak's new secret app, a social network for your campus

The Verge
In the weeks before it laid off most of its staff, Yik Yak employees believed the company was back on the right track. After a bruising fall, in which users revolted against the end of anonymous posting, the company appeared to have stabilized.
TechCrunch
Yik Yak crashed and burned after raising $73.5 million... then laying off most of its employees as users ditched its anonymous message board app. But now Yik Yak appears to be taking another shot at the college demographic with an app for chatting up people with the same classes, major or interest.
4 Alternatives to Hive

VideoChatGuru

Simplest video chat solution for your Android app

VideoChatGuru is an open-source solution accessible to anyone who wants to have a video chat in their app. Easy, free, fast.

GitHub
Contribute to videochatguru-android development by creating an account on GitHub.
Netguru
Video chats are implemented in a great many applications. Facebook's Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype, Google Hangouts, or Slack - they all have it. If you want to follow their steps and implement a video chat in your application, you might encounter some problems. Most of them are paid solutions that only use their provider's servers.
8 Alternatives to VideoChatGuru
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