Free-to-download Houseparty is now one of the most popular video chat adults for millennials and adults alike. Express.co.uk reveals all the tips and tricks you need to make the most of Houseparty from updating a username to locking a room.
The free to use app, owned by the developer of Fortnite, allows users to play in-app games and quizzes.
This is in addition to allowing users to make video calls with contacts in what has been designed to feel like a real house party.
When contacts come online, a push notification is sent to let others know a Room can be organised for friends to join.
Houseparty Rooms can be locked to limit conversations to people who know each other, or can be left open for strangers to join.
How to change a Houseparty username:
It is really easy to update Houseparty details after guests have been invited – simply follow these straightforward steps.
You can change your username if you are bored of the original one, or others complain it is too hard to find.
Start by checking whether you have added a profile picture.
To add a picture or change the display name, go to the Settings section, then click the smiley face, followed by the cog.
Is Houseparty safe to use?
Numerous posts have appeared on social networks from users alleging Houseparty has resulted in their other online accounts – including Netflix, eBay, Instagram and Spotify – being hacked.
Houseparty recently put out a tweet to users saying all accounts are safe and confirmed the app does not collect passwords for other sites.
In a statement, the service said it has found “no evidence” of such a breach.
A spokesperson said: “We’ve found no evidence to suggest a link between Houseparty and the compromises of other unrelated accounts.
“As a general rule, we suggest all users choose strong passwords when creating online accounts on any platform.
“Use a unique password for each account, and use a password generator or password manager to keep track of passwords, rather than using passwords that are short and simple.”
Published at Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:48:00 +0000