Houseparty is a video chat based social networking platform. Users can create an unlimited number of "rooms," each of which can contain up to eight people at a time. While on the site, users can move between video chat rooms and also use text-based chats with friends. By default, when a user logs in a notification is sent to their friends that they are online. Alternately, users may opt to "sneak into the house," meaning no such notifications are sent. Houseparty also includes a number of games that can be played with online friends; these can be located under the dice icon. Houseparty is available as a Chrome extension, a macOS desktop application, or as a mobile application for iOS or Android devices.