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Tech & ScienceFortnite maker Epic Games buys video chat app Houseparty

19:46  12 june  2019
19:46  12 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Group video chat to help you and your friends be together when you’re not together. macOS WARNING: Houseparty will not work on your computer unless you upgrade to 10.11 or newer.

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Fortnite maker Epic Games buys video chat app Houseparty

The group video chat app Houseparty has been acquired by Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite. Houseparty had recently begun moving into gaming with features like integrated games and screen sharing, and the company said earlier this year that people are already using the app to chat with friends while playing Fortnite.

Epic didn’t detail any plans for Houseparty beyond leaving the app alone for now. In a blog post, Epic’s CEO said that the acquisition will let the app’s development team “build even more fun, shared experiences.” A representative for Houseparty clarified that Epic is acquiring the entirety of Life on Air, the company that builds the app.

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Houseparty came from the team behind Meerkat, the momentarily extremely popular live-streaming app that was very quickly upstaged by Periscope. The app lets up to eight people join a video chat together. It’s not the most unique app in the world, but it seems to have caught on with younger users by changing the approach from calling one another to just being able to hop into another person’s video chat, so long as they have the app open.

Sima Sistani, who was recently named Houseparty’s CEO, appears to be staying in charge of the app after the acquisition.

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