Houseparty 1.5

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

#3 Product of the DaySeptember 06, 2017

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.

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Reviews

  • Pros: 

    Buzzing!!

    Cons: 

    none

    Nice update

  • Beth FiedlerHappy Entrepreneur w a PH product 🙌
    Pros: 

    16 is an amazing number for a party. Congrats!

    Cons: 

    Can the organizer mute someone?

    Can't imagine the noise level if everyone is talking. Most of my friends are camera-shy but I will definitely check it out

    Beth Fiedler has never used this product.

Discussion

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Ryan HooverHunterPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Houseparty just introduced groups, turning the platform into more of a permanent channel for communication. Now friends (up to 16 per party) can start to continue a conversation beyond its initial formation. I'm part of some Facebook Groups that have existed for 3+ years. This evolution and the addition of texting makes a ton of sense and will help build out Houseparty's social group. Meanwhile, Facebook's already introduced a Houseparty-like video chat feature and rumored to release a similar standalone app called Bonfire (h/t @caseynewton).
Josh Elman@joshelman · Partner, Greylock
@rrhoover this is a pretty awesome new release. I have been buzzing friends a lot more recently.
Every product expands until it includes messaging. Congrats @benrbn and team!
Jason Hitchcock@jasonhitchcock · Problem Solver @ Bebo
whats up with the banner ad on the homepage for another house party?
Simon Bromberg@shimmb · Technical Lead @DashMD , sbromberg.com
@jasonhitchcock Presumably the compromise from some kind of trademark dispute.
Liat Mordechay@liatmord · Co Founder CMO at 24me
Congrats @benrbn and the team. Love the new update!
Jeremy Martin@jmar777 · CTO, Stream.Live
Congrats on the new release, @benrbn (et al.)! Group management felt like a bit of a missing piece to me, so this is a very welcome update. Texting seems like a smart engagement hook, too - looking forward to digging around some more!