Skype and other video conferencing services are still popular–both for casual visits as well as for formal business transactions.
However, social media is still growing, providing new apps specifically designed for video chatting.
The real-time accessibility of this app allows friends’ to enjoy each others’ company as though they were all in the same room. When creating “rooms” for video chats, you are given specific control to pick who exactly you wish to chat with. Although you may receive requests to chat from anyone, you are free to ignore these requests and stay silent.
If you don’t take the time to “lock” your chat room and choose private settings, others can pop into the video chat.
Although you may have chosen to chat with a few specific friends, any of their mutual friends or yours can choose to enter the chat if the privacy filters are not in use.
If you wish to skip your phone number, you can also manually enter the House Party username of anyone you wish to chat with.
After creating an account, you are free to create “rooms” for separate video chats.