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Houseparty competes with Zoom as coronavirus fuels video meeting surge
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Houseparty has become a popular video meeting app alternative to Zoom as friends and families connect online during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
As a result of the pandemic, Zoom's userbase expanded from 10 million active daily users to 200 million in just three months, but with that demand came questions of privacy and cybersecurity that highlighted the app's unprepardness for such unprecedented growth.
Houseparty represents an alternative to Zoom that has also seen stunning growth in its active userbase. Zoom is currently the No. 1 free app on the App Store in the U.S. while Houseparty sits at No. 3.