Facebook’s new independent app eyeing on making live group video chats is now available for Android users. Recently, the app was spotted in the month of September on iOS though only select users could access it and they also need access and special permission to use it. The social networking company named it as Bonfire: Group Video Chat is now available to download via Google Play and can be downloaded in select regions. The app can also be sideloaded for every user. Bonfire is focusing at millennials and offers Snapchat-like filters and other photo effects to make it more attractive.
The Google Play mentioned, “Bonfire is a group video chat app that lets you hang out with your best friends and meet new ones. When you open the app, instantly start video chatting with friends. Use effects to express yourself. From doing homework to catching up, Bonfire is the best place to get together with all your friends.”
Similar to other apps owned by Facebook, the Bonfire app is also integrated with the company’s suite of apps like Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger. Bonfire allows users to take pictures of their video chats to share on Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger. You can download and sideload the APK file (v1.5.0) of Bonfire from APK Mirror. The new Facebook app is said to mimic technology startup life on air popular group video chat app Houseparty which offers similar functions and fulfill the purpose with like the same. The new Bonfire app lets users video chat with up to eight friends and that’s a benchmark.
California-based social networking site has been seeing a negative response in engagement from users and fail to attract users, especially the young audience. Being able to cater to that user base is important and the new video chat app appears to be the company’s latest attempt. Performance of the House party app has been a popular app among teenagers and had 1.2 million users spending a total of 20 million minutes on it daily.