How to Add Friends on Houseparty

A video chatting application that suddenly became incredibly popular at the start of this year, Houseparty gave us a break from our stressful daily lives, and allowed us to connect with our friends and family through chatting and playing fun games in the process.

However, if this application is completely new to you, you might have some issues understanding how it works, and how you could start adding friends to begin your interesting conversations. If that’s the case, here is a simple guide that will help you to add your friends and family on the Houseparty application:

If you’ve just downloaded the Houseparty app

In case you’ve just downloaded and installed the Houseparty application on your device, you can add friends during the setup process. Here’s how:

  1. Load the Houseparty application on your device.
  2. Begin the setup process by entering the necessary information, such as your name and phone number.
  3. Once your information has been entered, you’ll then get a recommendation of any friends who currently use the application on the next screen.
  4. If you wish, you could add people to your friends’ list here.

If you’ve already set up your Houseparty profile

If you’ve skipped adding friends during the setup process, you could still add some friends by following the steps below:

  1. Load the Houseparty application on your device.
  2. Click on the waving hand emoji at the top.
  3. If you don’t have any friends yet, you will see a green Add Friends button here. Click on it.
  4. On the next page, you will see several options for adding friends: by searching for their name, by adding them from your Contacts, and by adding from Facebook or Snapchat.
  5. Now, simply choose the option you would like to use for adding friends. Keep in mind that you might have to allow the application to access your contacts, or alternatively sign in to your Facebook or Snapchat account, depending on which option you choose.

Note: When you load the Houseparty application, you could also press the ‘+’ icon at the top, and then press Add New Friends. However, this will automatically group all those people together in a single chat, apart from adding them to your friends’ list.

Inviting new friends to join Houseparty

If the friends you would like to talk to through Houseparty don’t already have a profile on this app, you can invite them by following the steps below:

  1. Load the Houseparty application on your device.
  2. Click on the  ‘+’ icon located in the upper-right corner of your screen.
  3. Here, press the Invite New Friends option.
  4. This action will provide you with a link, which you could copy or share directly through a text message, or any other messaging applications. When your friend opens this link, they will be taken to a page where they will be able to download the Houseparty application and join your chat.

Whether you want to add friends who already have a profile on Houseparty, or even invite new ones, you could effortlessly do so by following the helpful guide above.