I’ve recently started having trivia nights with friends after work. Sometimes at lunchtime, we sneak in a quick Pictionary game. And we’ve all been doing this without even stepping out of our respective houses, thanks to the Houseparty app.

Houseparty is a group video chat app — kinda like Zoom and Google Hangouts — but way more fun. In these virtual soirees, you can play an array of games with friends. Don’t want to change out of your PJs? No one will judge. Naturally, many thought the app was a godsend in these times of safe distancing and quarantine. Houseparty was a smash hit with a sudden surge in popularity the past few weeks (there were reportedly over 2mil downloads just last week alone). But its reputation took a hit yesterday (Mar 31), but we’ll get to that in a bit.

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