The latest update to Rounds’ video chat hangout mobile app for iOS and Android includes a co-browsing feature for friends to share the same web pages while they talk. Rounds marketing director Natasha Shine-Zirkel said that the apps are designed to connect friends, not strangers, across different platforms in a safe environment. But it’s the activities that friends can share over the phone that make the hangouts more like hanging out in real life.
Sorry, kids: Rounds CEO and co-founder Dany Fishel has declared that the “era of rapid, random video chat is over.” Today, the video chat hangout service has announced the retirement of its “Meet New People” feature, forcing teens to talk to their actual friends.
Rounds, the Facebook “communitainment” platform that lets users video chat, play games, watch videos, listen to music, look at pictures, take snapshots and engage in other activities together with friends (old and new) announced Wednesday that they will be launching nine new activities by 2012.
A new infographic from video chat app Rounds called The Evolution of the Long-Distance Relationship explores the ways in which technology has developed throughout history to make long distance relationships easier.
How do you use video chat? Do you use it to talk to friends and family? To play games? Watch movies? Keep your long-distance relationship afloat? A new infographic from video chat app Rounds, The Video Connection, explores the ways in which we use video chat, as well as the demographics of those who are chatting.
A decade ago there was somewhere between 150 to 250 million gamers. Today that number has jumped to between 1 to 1.2 billion gamers, thanks in part to the rise social gaming. A new infographic from Facebook video chat app Rounds and Column Five Media explores this phenomenon—the evolution of social gaming.
Rounds, the video chat app that lets you chat, play games, watch YouTube videos and do other activities with your friends, has just surpassed one million monthly active users and, to celebrate, they’ve partnered with Screenr to add new recording capabilities to their application.
Video chat has been big for a while now, but with the launch of Google Plus’ Hangout and Facebook’s Skype integration, the buzz around the “Alive Web” is bigger than ever. A new infographic from Column Five Media and Rounds compares the top players in the video chat game.
A little over a month ago we covered a new interactive Facebook campaign from Rounds called Ashley Boo. Ashley Boo was the first of it’s kind—an interactive profile campaign that let you write in Ashley Boo’s status and then watch videos of her doing what you typed. The campaign was a success at first, garnering over 88,000 videos played within hours. But a mere seven hours after the campaign hit YouTube it was taken down by Facebook, due to violations of their Terms & Conditions. Now Ashley Boo is back and better than ever, complying with Facebook Terms.
Interactive video chat service Rounds has emerged as one of the best places to interact with friends on Facebook. Now they’ve launched a new random chat feature to add strangers to the mix. It’s like Chatroulette, only a lot less icky and a lot more fun!