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People Are Sharing Their Awkward Encounters With Randoms On Houseparty App

People Are Sharing Their Awkward Encounters With Randoms On Houseparty App

Being forced to spend nigh on every waking hour in your home can be tough, but we should consider ourselves fortunate to live in a time when technology enables us to share group video calls with friends and family across the globe.

Video chat app Houseparty has seen a huge growth in popularity following the widespread implementation of lockdown measures, however, people are learning these 'house parties' can throw up a few surprises.

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If you don't lock your chat, you may see an unexpected face. Credit: Houseparty
If you don't lock your chat, you may see an unexpected face. Credit: Houseparty

That's because if you start a group call, but don't lock the chat then uninvited guests can crash the party, so long as they are connected to one person in the chat.

Given that loads of people have only recently downloaded the app, many users aren't really au fait with this feature - which, as you can imagine, has resulted in some pretty awkward situations.

Thankfully, people have been kind enough to share their uncomfortable Houseparty encounters on social media.

One person said: "Today whilst having a beer in the bath I was on house party with a friend and her boss literally entered our chat as I was naked and drunk to say 'HI THERE' then leave and I'm still computing it."

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Another said: "Yesterday a guy's ex came into our houseparty chat and locked the room. It was M.A.D"

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As well as awkward tales such as those above, social media has also been awash with claims that downloading the Houseparty app had led users to be hacked.

However, Houseparty said there was no evidence to suggest this and has offered a $1,000,000 (£810,750) bounty to the first person who can provide proof the allegations made against the company are part of a 'paid commercial smear campaign'.


Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/

Featured Image Credit: Houseparty

Topics: Funny, Coronavirus, Community

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.