Facebook’s brand new standalone application focused on creating live group video chats is right now available for Android OS. The application was at first spotted in September on iOS though only choose users could access it. The app called Bonfire: Group Video Chat is now available to download through Google Play and can be downloaded in select locations. The application can be side-loaded for everyone else. Bonfire is aimed at millennials and offers Snapchat-like filters.
The Google Play listing explains it, “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.”
A lot just like other Facebook-made apps, the Bonfire application is also incorporated with the company’s collection of applications like Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger. Bonfire allows users take photos of their video chats to share on Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger. You can download the APK file (v1.5.0) of Bonfire from APK Mirror.
The fresh Facebook standalone application is said to imitate technology startup Life On Air’s well known group video chat app Houseparty which offers very similar features. The new Bonfire app lets users video chat with up to 8 friends.
Facebook has also been seeing drop in engagement from users, specially the young target audience. Being capable to cater to that user base is very important and the new standalone app appears to be the company’s most recent attempt.
Based mostly on some data, Houseparty application has already been a popular app among young people and by November 2016, it had 1.2 million consumers spending a overall of 20 million mins on it every day.