Meerkat isn’t dead, it’s launched a new group video chat app

June 16, 2016

In March, Meerkat CEO Ben Rubin said that the company was throwing in the towel and moving away from livestreaming as it couldn’t compete with Facebook and Twitter – even though it was the first service of its kind on mobile.

Rubin told Recode at the time that Meerkat was going to shift its focus towards developing something for group video chat. The publication reported yesterday that the app is real and has been available since February, and it’s called Houseparty.

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