The process for starting a new group chat on the Houseparty application is super easy. We are also going to be showing you how to lock a group on Houseparty, add new members, and something else. Stay tuned, and keep reading this article to learn how to do these things in just a few minutes.
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Steps to starting a group on Houseparty
The first thing that you need to do now, is to open up the Houseparty application on your device. We hope, and assume, that you do already have the app downloaded and installed on your device. So, go ahead and open it right now.
In order to start a group chat, you will need to click on the smiley face button that should be located in the top left corner of your screen. By clicking on that button, you will be automatically opening up a new window where you should be able to see the list of your friends, and also the list of friends who are currently online and ready to chat.
Find one friend with whom you want to chat, and click on the waving hand that should be located right next to their name. By clicking on that waving hand, your friend is going to get a notification on their device that lets them know that you are currently active and that you want to chat with them.
That waving hand should turn into a Join button soon. Tap on that button to join your friend’s video chat. That video chat should be split into half because you two are currently in it. To add more people and eventually start a group chat, click on the plus button in the chat. You will be taken to a new window where you will be able to see, again, a list of your friends. Next to their names, a green Invite button should be displayed. Add as many people as you want to add, you just have to click on that Invite button. The invitation to join your group chat will be sent, and they will be able to join you anytime.
Steps to locking the group chat on Houseparty
This locking feature really does come in handy if you want to have some privacy with your friends, and you do not want to let anyone else join your video chat discussion. In order to do that, you will have to click on the three-dotted button that should be located somewhere in the bottom left corner of your device’s screen. By clicking on that button, you will be expanding a small pop-up menu with lots of different options. When that menu shows up, find the Lock the Room option and click on it. Your chat room and the group will, therefore, be locked, and no one else can get in. Of course, you can always unlock that group by doing all of these steps but in reverse. Just click on that three-dotted button again and then select the Unlock the room button. Your room will again become available to other people, and basically anyone can join you. But, if you want to have more privacy and gain intimacy with your friends in that chat room, it is for the best to keep it locked so that no one could invade your privacy and join your discussion and conversation out of the blue.
Now that your group chat is secure and no invaders could come in, you can feel safe and talk about any topic with your friends knowing that it will not leave that chat room.