Houseparty is the group video chat app that you’ve been missing in your life. It’s simple, synchronous and social. The service bills itself as a living room for youth, allowing up to eight people to video chat together at once. Unlike many social platforms, the teen-centric app is focused on strengthening existing rather than building following or connecting strangers. Users are alerted if one of their friends has invited someone they don’t know personally and can opt to exit immediately if they feel their privacy is at risk.