How to Use Your Camera in House Party
House Party is a fantastic app for video calls and games with friends. Although it’s been around for a while, it has recently gained in popularity. Now it seems like everyone’s using it!
If your friends invited you to House Party, but you don’t even know how to use the camera, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about the camera and other essential functions.
What Device Should I Use?
The good news is that you can use this app on almost any device without any restrictions. You can install it on your Mac or any other laptop. You can also use it on your phone. If you have an iPhone, you can download it from the App Store. If you have an Android, you can find it on Google Play.
Bear in mind that you can include up to eight people in one conversation. Their videos will appear on your screen at the same time. That’s why many people prefer to use House Party on their Mac or tablet. The images are bigger, and you can see your friends with more clarity.
However, if you don’t mind somewhat smaller images, you can use the app on your phone and still enjoy all its perks. The features are the same.
How to Use a Camera?
When a friend calls you, bear in mind that you may automatically join a video call. In other words, your camera will be turned on from the beginning. You’ll be able to see your friends, and they’ll be able to see you as well.
House Party is an app based on video interaction, and that’s why the app assumes that you’d like to have your camera on. Don’t worry, though. You can turn it off whenever you want.
How to Turn Off Camera?
It doesn’t matter what device you’re using, as the commands are similar. During the call, you’ll be able to see commands at the bottom of the screen. Again, it doesn’t matter whether you’re talking to only one person or a group of friends. The interface will look the same.
If you want to disable your camera, tap on three dots in the bottom left corner of the screen. After that, tap on the “Disable Camera” sign, which should be enough.
Even if you decide to disable your camera, you’ll still be able to see your friends and their videos unless they disable it too.
Of course, you can enable your camera whenever you want. All you have to do is tap on the “Enable Camera” sign at the bottom of the screen.
Can I Flip the Camera?
With the House Party app, switching between the front and rear camera is easy and quick. You can do it with only one tap!
At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see a small image that looks like a flipping camera. Just tap on it, and your camera will switch. Of course, you can easily switch it back by tapping on the same image.
Can I Record Screen?
When having fun with your friends, you may think: “If only I was able to make a video of us”. Well, you can. What’s more, it’s pretty easy. While you’re in a call, tap on the three dots in the bottom left corner of the screen. Then, tap on “Record Screen”.
Your phone will record the screen as you normally do when you want to record it. The video will be saved to your Gallery, so just make sure that you have enough storage space on your phone.
Bear in mind that filming things can sometimes be contentious, so make sure that your friends know you’re about to record the screen. Some people may not be comfortable with you posting their silly videos on social media. Make sure that you always check with other participants whether it’s ok to record the screen and post that video online.
Sending a Facemail
You’re probably already sending voice notes to your friends every day. Voice notes make our lives more convenient as it’s much easier to record a message than to type a long text. Well, House Party takes that one step further.
It has a unique feature that allows you to send facemails to your friends. Facemails are basically short recordings of you speaking. They could be compared to Instagram stories, as they can’t be too long. While Instagram stories are public, Facemails are private, as you’re sending them directly to someone’s inbox.
Fun in Real-Time
The live video feature allows you to interact with your friends as if you were in the same room. Of course, you don’t have to use the camera if you don’t feel like it. The House Party app allows every user to customize their experience to get the most out of the app.
Have you already tried House Party? Did you enjoy using it? Let us know in the comments section below.