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Squad
Snapchat for groups of friends 🐙
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Brining empathy to online communication.

Houseparty is a face-to-face social network.

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Ever Gonzales _
Ever Gonzales _- im 12 years old
hey bro how you doing
Gabriel Lewis
Gabriel Lewis- 🤔
House Party is one of the best ways to video chat with multiple people at once. It works incredibly well, and has a really fun, unique interface. The video quality is impressive. You can lock a "Room" to have only you and someone else, but you can have up to 8 people on the screen at once! Give it a try.
Dhananjay Yadav
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
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TechCrunch
What does a gaming company do after raising $1.25 billion? Acquisitions seem like a pretty good place to start. Epic Games - of Unreal Engine and the ridiculously successful Fortnite phenomenon - has has just picked up Houseparty. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The social video a...
Gamasutra
Fortnite maker Epic Games has acquired synchronous social network Houseparty for an undisclosed fee. Launched back in 2016, Houseparty lets users quickly join group or one-on-one video chats with their friends, and is currently available for iOS, MacOS, Android, and Chrome.
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
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The new Snapchat, redesigned to separate social from media

New Snapchat now separates the social from the media. This means that the Chats and Stories from your friends are on the left side of Snapchat, and the Stories from publishers, creators, and the community are on the right. It also includes algorithm changes to surface your best friends.

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Paramesh
Paramesh- Inbound marketer and growth hacker
It introduced disappearing messages stories to social media
Hari Mahesh
Hari Mahesh- partner operations, emergence capital
The Media part of New Snapchat is increasingly becoming my go-to destination for curated news that is specific and focused. The channel that I have been watching the most is SportsCenter. They post everyday at 5 AM and 5 PM, and give me the best updates on everything sports. I am still exploring other channels, but I think the quality of these channels will … See more
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The Verge
Snap has finally released its new, rebuilt Snapchat Android app, which the company has been rewriting from the ground up since the beginning of 2018 to bring performance for the Android version up to par with the iOS app.
TechCrunch
Snap is under NDA with the UK's Home Office as part of a working group tasked with coming up with more robust age verification technology that's able to robustly identify children online. The detail emerged during a parliamentary committee hearing as MPs in the Department for Digital, C...
The Verge
Snap may be launching a new gaming platform for Snapchat as early as next month at the company's Snap Partner Summit in Los Angeles on April 4th, according to a report from Cheddar .
TechCrunch
Snapchat isn't growing again, but at least it didn't hemorrhage any more users in its Q4 earnings report. The company stayed flat at 186 million daily users after falling from 191 million in Q1 to 188 million in Q2 to 186 million in Q3, exceeding an expected quarterly loss though Snapch...
Business Insider
Snapchat's biggest redesign ever simplifies the app into three main windows and separates all communication with friends from being shown next to professionally produced content. A new Discover feed shows algorithmically sorted content from media partners and verified celebrities. Unlike Facebook, Snap employees will approve everything that appears in its co… See more
TechCrunch
Shopify's new Arrive app is your package tracking pal By putting best friends first and dividing them from professional publishers, Snapchat hopes to conquer Instagram and revive its own growth with a big redesign that begins rolling out Friday. And it looks great. Snapchat is finally personalizing, highlighting the most relevant content so it's easier to co… See more
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Direct by Instagram is a new way to directly message friends on Instagram. Send private chats, currently in limited release.

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TechCrunch
As Facebook pushes ahead with its strategy to consolidate more of the backend of its various apps on to a single platform, it's also doing a little simplifying and housekeeping. In the coming month, it will shut down Direct, the standalone Instagram direct messaging app that it was testing to...
The Next Web
Instagram is working on a dedicated messaging app. Photo-sharing service Instagram is working on an spin-off messaging app called Direct, which could one day remove the built-in direct message service in the mainstream app. Although pretty barebones, there's a little to get excited here. When you open Direct, it goes straight to the camera - ...
The Verge
Instagram is testing a standalone app for private messages called Direct, a first step toward possibly toward removing messaging features from the core app. Direct, which opens to the camera in the same way Snapchat does, will become available on Android and iOS today in six countries: Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay.
TechCrunch
Instagram has changed a lot since its acquisition by Facebook in 2012. The original premise was so simple. Beautify your photo and share it to your friends in a couple clicks. Like your friends photos with a simple scroll and a double-tap. Now, Instagram has videos and gifs (Boomerang).
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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.

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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.
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A new way to communicate with up to 16 friends on Snapchat

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The Sun
SNAPCHAT fan? It can be hard to keep up with all the updates on your favourite apps. If you're baffled by the latest photo messaging app features, read this handy guide - which will tell you everything you need to know...
Engadget
Snap says you'll be able to create group chats either when sending a new Snap or starting a new chat. You can also tap onto your friends' names at the bottom of the screen to hop into one-on-one chats. Groups is also joined by two new tools: scissors and paintbrush.
Mashable
While Instagram is busy ripping off Snapchat feature-for-feature, the original ephemeral messaging app has finally added something Instagram has had for years: group chat. Snapchat's group chat is simply called "Groups" and it's pretty straightforward if you know your way around the app, but it does come with a few quirks, and some of its features may not be… See more
TechCrunch
Snapchat has added some new features, including Groups, a new group chat that lets up to 16 friends share conversation and media. Group chats self-delete after 24 hours by default, and Snaps sent within a group can be opened only once, and replayed only once, by each member of the group, just like a regular Snap.
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Snapchat has a new look & discovery features

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Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh- Code @ GitHub
I always think about Snapchat as well, the little details they add (pull down loader) really make it feel more special.
Stefan Theofilos
Stefan Theofilos- Product Designer, Entrepreneur
I know I know, but I love Snapchat. I frequent Discover daily and as a designer, I love the UI.
Jack Dweck
Jack Dweck- Product Manager at Unroll.Me
My #1 product has to be Snapchat. It's the primary way I communicate with my closest friends.
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TechCrunch
Snapchat's major redesign, which introduces a universal search bar to the top of the app, among other features, has today hit iOS. The refreshed user interface was first announced earlier this month, but was only available to Android users at the time with a promise that it would reach iPhone users "soon."
Idownloadblog
As promised recently, Snapchat's mobile application was refreshed on App Store this morning with an updated look and a brand new universal search feature. Snapchat 10.0 for iOS, a free download from App Store, puts a universal search bar at the top of the interface.
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Islands connects you with people, places and communities you care about at your college. Finding your people is a core, primal need and unlocks human potential.

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Product Hunt
Greg Isenberg started his first company at age 13 and sold his previous one to StumbleUpon in 2013. He recently raised $1.85m from Greylock and others for his new app, after living on college campuses for the past year. Greg is here to share what he's learned with the community.
Mashable
Greg Isenberg has seen how other apps grow. That's why he's at the University of Alabama with his new app, Islands. It's already the hot new thing as students start classes for the fall 2017 semester. "Who wants to meet people the most? It's people at college.
Teen Vogue
As millions of students around the country find their bearings during the first few weeks of school, one thing remains universal: connecting with like-minded people on campus can be a challenge. But Islands, "your new home...
VentureBeat
Islands wants to take over colleges in the U.S. by connecting like-minded students through events and activities, and today the startup announced the close of its $1.85 million seed round. A string of notable investors participated, including Greylock Partners, entrepreneur Scott Belsky, and Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video Ventures.
Inc.com
Over the years I've regularly facilitated "founders' weekends" in Los Angeles, where I work with a number of CEOs developing new startups. At these weekends, companies like Breather and Quietly were vetted before launching. At one of these weekends, I met startup founder Greg Isenberg.
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Open source team chat with first class threading.

Zulip is a powerful, open source group chat application that combines the immediacy of real-time chat with the productivity benefits of threaded conversations.

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Vishnu Ks
Vishnu Ks
Zulip has the the best threading model among all chat applications which makes everyone super productive.
Vishnu Ks
Vishnu Ks
Zulip is built by keeping productivity in mind. Each conversation in Zulip has a topic. This allows you to take part in more than one conversation at the same time. This also make catching up on conversations efficient as compared to cSlack, Mattermost etc where you have to scroll through hundreds or thousands of messages to figure out what is going on. Zuli… See more
Vishnu Ks
Vishnu Ks
Zulip! The fully threaded model of Zulip allows you to follow the conversations that you care about and ignore the ones you don't. Once you start using Zulip you will realise how much time are you wasting in chat applications like Slack by having to go through hundreds of messages that may not be even relevant to you.
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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.

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Ayrton De Craene
Ayrton De Craene- Code @ Clearbit
Fam offers a way to seamlessly hangout with friends in group video chats right within their already existing iMessage group chats.
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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.
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A creative music video clip maker 🎬

Tik Tok is a global video community powered by music. Whether it’s dance, free-style or performance, creators are encouraged to let their imagination run wild and set their expressions free. Designed for the new generation of creators, TikTok allows users to quickly and easily create unique short videos to share with friends and the world.

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It's been a busy couple of months for Bytedance, one of the world's most valuable startups and the operator of globally popular video app TikTok. The Beijing-based company has continued to grow its list of apps to include the likes of work collaboration tool Lark, an instant messenger c...
The Verge
Additional sources are confirming that ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, is in the process of developing a paid music streaming service, according to Bloomberg . There was talk of ByteDance developing such a music streaming app back in early April.
TechCrunch
An Indian state court has reversed its ban on TikTok, allowing the short video app to return to both Apple and Google's app stores, according to a report this morning from Reuters. Earlier this month, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had ordered TikTok be remov...
TechCrunch
TikTok, the user-generated video sharing app from Chinese publisher Bytedance that has been a global runaway success, has stumbled hard in one of the world's biggest mobile markets, India, over illicit content in its app. Today, the country's main digital communications regulator, the M...
TechCrunch
A turbulent 2018 for China's gaming market hasn't held back newcomers. Bytedance, the world's most valuable startup behind a collection of rising new media apps including TikTok and Jinri Toutiao, is making a further push into video games after it took control of a mobile game dev...
The Verge
TikTok will no longer allow children under 13 to upload videos, leave comments, build a profile, or send messages, after a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission required the company to come into compliance with a federal children's privacy law.
The Verge
TikTok will pay $5.7 million in fines to settle accusations that it violated children's privacy law, the Federal Trade Commission said today. The short-form video app and social network is also being required to gain parental approval for users under 13 years of age, to comply with federal law.
Sensortower
Global mobile app installs on Apple's App Store and Google Play grew 7.6 percent in the first quarter of 2018 to 25.4 billion, according to Sensor Tower Stor...
TechNode
Douyin has become the world most downloaded non-game app in the iOS App Store, according to market research company SensorTower. The short video app has been downloaded 45.8 million times from the App Store during the first three months of 2018 exceeding Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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