The Shutdown of the Houseparty Chat App of Epic Games

Epic Games, Inc. is an American video game and software developer and publisher based in Cary, North Carolina. The company was founded by Tim Sweeney as Potomac Computer Systems in 1991, originally located in his parents’ house in Potomac, Maryland. 

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Recently, Epic Games announced that they are going to shut down their group video chat app named “Houseparty”. Houseparty was a social networking service that enables group video chatting through mobile and desktop apps. Users receive a notification when friends are online and available for group video chat. As per the statistic, on average, users spend more than 60 minutes per conversation on the app in a group or one-on-one chats. However, the company has decided to remove this app immediately from the app store. But the people who are using this app already can use it until the service id shut down fully in October. Last year, Fortnite players were granted the chance to chat with friends via this Houseparty by integration of Fortnite and Houseparty. They will also be able to continue to work until the app undergoes the full shut down process in October. Houseparty app was released in 2016 by the creators of the popular Meerkat live-streaming app. Epic purchased this app in 2019. As per the statistics of Epic, tens of million people have used this app. However, the Houseparty team is currently planning to generate more meaningful and authentic social interactions. This hints that Epic has cooler and more interesting yet interactive ideas for the upcoming products and the games which will be good news for the fans of Epic. However, for those who used Houseparty to chat with their friends and family, the impending shutdown means they’ll have to move those conversations to another messaging app.

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