Rounds, The First Instant Group Video Chat For Mobile, Is Now Cross Platform

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Rounds expands its Whatsapp style group video chat for up to 12 participants to Android

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Our innovative yet simple solution to provide ad hoc group video chat sessions has already been interpreted by our users in various ways - from Twitter follower parties, to family reunions, to college students watching football games together and more.

Rounds, the first to bring instant live group video chat to mobile, today announced the expansion of their cross platform solution with the launch of their highly anticipated 12 participant HD video chat for Android. This new cross platform release allows for seamless communication, fast group creation and instant video call initiation. Boasting a special invite code that bypasses any social network and allows users to invite anyone using their contact list, email, Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook and more, groups can easily be created for any occasion. Whether you’re chatting with family, friends, fans or followers - you can create groups with an unlimited amount of people and with a simple “shout out” (or “ping”), ad-hoc, seamless group video calls are made, from the first 12 participants.

Rounds’ recent $12 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital (the sole investor of Whatsapp), which included communications giants such as Samsung Ventures, Verizon Ventures, and Skype’s first board member Tim Draper, is aiding their efforts in continuing to build out the platform by bringing fun and entertainment into interactive conversations – focusing on the ease of getting together to create fun memories with the people you feel closest to. With millions of calls made daily worldwide where users play games, watch YouTube videos, share photos, take snapshots and much more, an average call time of over 7 minutes and apps localized in over 25 languages, Rounds is changing the way we look at instant communication.

“We’ve received great feedback from our iOS users following the group video chat launch as well as increasing demand from our large Android user base. We’ve worked hard to further simplify the group creation, with an emphasis on the ease for instant initiation of calls and that’s how the “shout out” came to fruition. Our innovative yet simple solution to provide ad hoc group video chat sessions has already been interpreted by our users in various ways - from Twitter follower parties, to family reunions, to college students watching football games together and more. The application of Rounds is truly endless and we look forward to seeing the new directions users will take the product in, now that we have a true cross platform solution where iOS and Android users can speak seamlessly,” says Dany Fishel, Founder and CEO of Rounds.

What sets Rounds’ live communication platform apart from other mobile apps, is the popularity of engaging in interactive activities whilst video chatting. Rounds makes it easier, faster and more fun to connect to friends and family through instant group video chats on mobile.

“We are proud to be the lightest communication app on Google Play, allowing us to support more than 7,000 devices and offering the highest quality HD video chatting capabilities to our users. It has been incredibly rewarding to see our rapidly growing community gain momentum in the past six months. With cross platform compatibility between iOS and Android, we are excited to be setting a new standard when it comes to how people communicate,” adds Fishel.

To learn more about Rounds, visit Rounds website here, or download Rounds for free on the App Store or on Google Play.

About Rounds
Rounds offers instant group video chat on mobile. It’s a live communication platform that makes it easier, faster and more fun to connect to friends and family. Using Rounds, friends can get together and send text messages, video chat with up to 12 participants and engage in activities while chatting - to watch videos, play games, share photos and much more. Rounds operates across networks, operating systems and devices. To date, Rounds has raised a total of $22 million in funding from industry leading investors, including Sequoia Capital, Samsung Ventures, Verizon Ventures, DFJ’s Tim Draper, Rhodium and other private investors. Learn more about Rounds at http://www.rounds.com

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