Alternative products to Squad

Squad

Snapchat for groups of friends 🐙

36 alternative and related products to Squad

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
31 Alternatives to Houseparty

New Snapchat

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.

Hari Mahesh- 2 Startups + 3 in Stealth
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
Paramesh- Inbound marketer and growth hacker
It introduced disappearing messages stories to social media
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
14 Alternatives to New Snapchat

Direct by Instagram is a new way to directly message friends on Instagram.

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).
10 Alternatives to Direct by Instagram

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

Snapchat Groups

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

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.
6 Alternatives to Snapchat Groups

Snapchat 10.0

Snapchat has a new look & discovery features

Jack Dweck- Product Manager at Unroll.Me
If you look at my iPhone battery usage, Snapchat is always at the top along with Twitter. If I had to choose, I'd probably pick Snapchat.
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- Product Designer, Entrepreneur
I know I know, but I love Snapchat. I frequent Discover daily and as a designer, I love the UI.
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.
5 Alternatives to Snapchat 10.0

Islands

Slack for College 🌴

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.

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.
10 Alternatives to Islands

Zulip

The world's most productive group chat

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

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.
4 Alternatives to Zulip

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.
14 Alternatives to Fam

Airtime

Hang out with group video, share music & videos

Vinit Agrawal- Co-Founder at Tars (HelloTars.com)
Airtime is much more versatile than just listening to Podcast. You can watch Youtube videos together, not just as two user but as a group. They have both an iOS and Android App, which is important as your group can consist of a diverse set of devices. Check them out.
25 Alternatives to Airtime

Bitsmash

Create stories together from your phone

Bitsmash is an app built by creators for creators. On Bitsmash, you can collaboratively create content with anyone else around the world, without having to be in the same room. We've invented a brand new way for friends and influencers to tell stories together and we look forward to all of you being part of our story. See you on Bitsmash ;) .

3 Alternatives to Bitsmash

pingpong by musical.ly

Ultimate video messenger to communicate with friends

Musically
The success of musical-selfie app Musical.ly has already spawned a spin-off: live-streaming app Live.ly. Now the company has launched two more standalone video-focused apps: Pingpong and Squad. The former promises to be "your ultimate video messenger to communicate with friends".
Digital Trends
Musical.ly, the social platform for creating and sharing short videos beloved by teens, is releasing a new app to build upon its success. The Chinese startup (which, by its own account, boasts 100 million users on its flagship service) recently debuted Ping Pong for iOS.
TechCrunch
Musical.ly, the tween and teen focused lip-syncing app, has just dropped another app onto the App Store. Days ago, the company launched a video messaging app called Ping Pong on the App Store, in what appears to be a test ahead of a public debut.
7 Alternatives to pingpong by musical.ly

Surf

Make new friends through real-time video chat

Surf is a fun way to video chat with a diverse set of people all across the United States to exchange thoughts and ideas while creating new memories together. Unlike other random video chat applications, Surf’s goal is to turn your random video chat into a good friend.

18 Alternatives to Surf

Hi Everyone. Super excited to introduce PartyCam. Itay and I wanted to solve 2 problems.

First one is that there was not great solution to capture life with friends and share it outside the group.

Second was that we wanted to let people create stories based on topic and keep adding to them over time and share them anywhere.

hope you enjoy it.

12 Alternatives to PartyCam

pop.in for Android

The video chat room reinvented around topics

pop.in is the chat room, reinvented. Our vision is to focus on real-time many-to-many video based group conversation where topic/interest/pain/passion, rather than just the personality/influencer is the core driver and conversation starter. Like your favorite reddit thread come to life.

USA TODAY
Smiletime is now pop.in, emphasizing chat rooms. (Photo: pop.in) LOS ANGELES - Chat rooms are back. Lost from the heyday of the AOL meeting place, where strangers could gather to debate their favorite TV show or sporting team, pop.in, built on the ashes of Smiletime, looks to revive them, with a twist.
Medium
Post, scroll, comment, repeat. Post, scroll, comment, repeat. These days, our online social routine is deeply engrained, almost second nature. And yet, for all of the chatter, we're listening to each other now less than ever. We are networked, but we are not connected.
5 Alternatives to pop.in for Android

Snapchat 6.1

New Smart Filters, Replay, Front-Facing Flash & More.

Hemanth G- CEO, Wipadika Innovations
When they launched, they had great traction in the US. I loved using it woth 3 of my friends who live in the US. I was hooked, and made sure every one I chat with (Here in India) atleast installed and tried it out. Now, almost 2 years later. Almost all of my friends here in India are on it.
Simon Bromberg- CTO @DashMD , sbromberg.com
Quickly share everything from the most mundane moments, to exciting experiences, to just plain-old goofiness. Keep a streak going with loved ones to ensure frequent contact. Great supplement to help feel close to people who are far away.
Jacob Bendicksen- student @yale
...I'm definitely a teenager
4 Alternatives to Snapchat 6.1

Told

Amazing video threads with friends

Have FUN with looping videos again! Post a moment or add reactions to anything you see! Watch and react to today's top moments from accounts like CNN, Stephen Colbert, Fox News and more. Show the world your opinions, feelings and talents! Built by former Facebook / Instagram people.

6 Alternatives to Told
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