Facebook starts testing Bonfire group video chat app


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It was reported back in July that Facebook is working on a video chat app called Bonfire. Now, the app is currently being tested in Denmark. First spotted by The Next Web, it is available in Danish Apple App Store.

Bonfire which is similar to the Houseparty app that was launched last year, allows users to chat with multiple Facebook friends at once via live video. In addition to a group video call, Bonfire lets you apply Snapchat-like filters and effects and even take screenshots of the same to share it on Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger.

A Facebook spokesperson told The Next Web,

At Facebook Inc we continue to build and test new products and services. We already have many great experiences for people to video chat in groups, or as individuals, across the family of apps, including Messenger.  We are interested in how everyone uses technology and how we can build great experiences for them. We’re running a very small test in Denmark of an app we call Bonfire. We have nothing further to share at this time.”

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