Facebook Reportedly Working on a Group Video Chat App.
Facebook is reportedly working on a stand-alone app that would soon help its over two billion users make live group video chats on its platform.

According to a report in The Verge late on Wednesday, the app that copies technology startup Life On Airs popular group video chat app Houseparty was recently demonstrated for employees and is being targeted for a fall release.

The new app has the working name Bonfire. Details about Bonfire are still unclear though it was described as essentially a clone of Houseparty.
Facebooks move comes after Life On Air had helped make live broadcasting popular with its app Meerkat, which inspired its eventual competitors Facebooks Live and Twitters Periscope.

Houseparty is especially popular among teenagers and by November 2016, it had 1.2 million users spending a total of 20 million minutes on it daily.

It works by notifying a users friends whenever they have the app open, inviting them to hang out virtually on their smartphones.

According to the report, employees at Facebook were also recently shown an app called Talk, designed to encourage younger people to communicate with their grandparents using video chat.

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