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India among Houseparty's top ten markets, won't monetise user data for ads

Houseparty began picking up in India and globally in the last three months since lockdowns in most parts of the world forced people to stay at home.

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The app, unlike a Zoom or Microsoft Teams, was not designed for formal communication, but for a spontaneous chat with a friend.

Neha Alawadhi New Delhi
Video chat app Houseparty counts India among its top ten markets and the Epic Games-owned platform will not look to monetise via advertisements ever, said Quentin Staes-Polet, GM India and SEA-Epic Games.

Polet took over his new role last year and is currently based in Goa. Houseparty began picking up in India and globally in the last three months since lockdowns in most parts of the world forced people to stay at home. The app, unlike a Zoom or Microsoft Teams, was not designed for formal communication, but for a spontaneous chat with a friend.

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First Published: May 28 2020 | 8:02 PM IST

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