We’re all cooped up in isolation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a house party. Well, it does. But you CAN have a virtual house party using the House Party app.
Thanks to the wonderful invention of the internet, we’ve all been able to keep in contact through virtual parties using FaceTime, Skype and Google Hangouts to name a few.
But now, there’s a new app on the market and people are losing their fucking minds over it. House Party.
This shit is bringing people together.
Me on houseparty with my friends pic.twitter.com/Kr5cn6cREQ
— Megan Buscemi (@mileyregan) March 29, 2020
Houseparty has taught me that the world is small and everyone knows everyone .
— a babe (@Daniella_Asare) March 29, 2020
As Pedestrian.TV’s resident creature of the night (afternoon/nights writer – if you want to get technical), socialising after work is usually a no-go. But thanks to House Party (and social distancing), I have been logging into virtual parties after every shift. Talk about THRIVING.
This app literally lets you turn your IRL gatherings into virtual hangs. But where it differs from other video call apps like Zoom is with it’s wonderful “sneak in” function.
Yes. Like a real house party, you can crash virtual hangs that you weren’t even invited to. And yes, this function is going to be abused.
me accidentally going into random peoples houseparty chats every 2 minutes pic.twitter.com/txVgiTuUbT
— tegan (@teganbaileyx) March 28, 2020
Thankfully, if you’re not ready to have randoms snooping on your personal calls, you can “lock” the room to keep out nosy people.
But it doesn’t stop there. This bad boy also has GAMES. As the friend who is constantly trying to make everyone come over for a monopoly night, this is the real highlight for me.
You can play games like Pictionary or trivia to help pass the time or spice up an otherwise dull group chat when you inevitably realise your friends are bland.
But let me just warn you, you’re going to want to turn off notifications ASAP. Why, you ask? Because this cursed app will notify you every time anyone in your contacts breathes for the rest of eternity.
can houseparty notifications stop acting like an open mic host every 5 minutes pic.twitter.com/ejBzEX9bZ1
— Adhikaar Batra (@Awwdhikaar) March 29, 2020
If you’re not using House Party, you should download it immediately. We’re all in self-isolation and now’s your chance to make some friends without having to leave the comforts of your own home. Don’t fuck this up.