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Can I get Houseparty for Windows Firefox? Which OS are compatible?

Can I get Houseparty for Windows Firefox? That’s what many people are wondering since the app became super popular in 2020.

The Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing rules meant that meeting up with friends and family was out of the question earlier in the year. Thankfully, we live in a technological age where something close to a ‘face-to-face catch up’ can be arranged – even in the midst of a pandemic.

Along with other video calling apps such as Skype and Zoom, Houseparty surged in popularity in early 2020. And while many have downloaded the Houseparty app to their mobile phones, others want to use it on a laptop or computer.

Houseparty enables up to eight people to enjoy group video chats. In a bid to imitate a real-life houseparty, groups can even play games together on the app such as ‘chips and guac’.

So, here’s a look at whether it’s possible to get Houseparty for Windows Firefox.

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Can I get Houseparty for Windows Firefox?

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that the Houseparty app is downloadable for Windows Firefox users. As reported by The Verge, the app doesn’t work on Firefox or Safari browsers.

However, it can be downloaded on Google Chrome browser. The Chrome browser can be downloaded for many devices, including Windows laptops.

Currently, Houseparty is downloadable for iOS, Android, Mac and Chrome.

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Houseparty app dangers

In 2020 Houseparty came under fire

The quarantine app was accused of being unsafe to use. This led to many users deleting the app. However, once the dust had settled it seemed that the app is safe to use. According to a March 2020 report from Forbes, cybersecurity and privacy researcher Lukas Stefanko investigated Houseparty.

Lukas Stefanko said: “I analyzed the app’s permissions usage and since the app provides video chats with your friends it is logical that requested permissions are necessary. I haven’t found any shady misusing of them by the app,” said Stefanko, a researcher with cybersecurity firm ESET“The app doesn’t provide a lot of in-app options and settings, which creates less scenarios for exploiting security issues.”

In a Twitter post, the developers of the app suggested that the accusations surrounding its security were untrue and that they were victims of a smear campaign.

How to a delete Houseparty account

If you feel that your Houseparty days are over and you wish to delete the app, thankfully you can do quite easily by following the steps below.

  • To delete your account send an email to support@houseparty.com
  • In the ‘subject’ field write something along the lines of ‘account deletion request’
  • Include your name, username and email address in the email
  • Do NOT include your Houseparty password in the email

If you also want to delete the app please follow the steps below:

  • Navigate to the Houseparty app icon
  • Hold down on the Houseparty app icon
  • You should now see the option to ‘uninstall’
  • Choose ‘Uninstall’ and ‘Confirm’

The social networking service provides the options of logging out of Houseparty or totally deleting the app.

If you wish to carry on using Houseparty but wish to remove people from a group chat or delete messages, see our guide on deleting Houseparty conversations.

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