Lively Is a Great Way to Video Chat with Like-Minded People

Lively – Meet New People
Price: Free
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Connecting with people is incredibly easy thanks to apps. It wasn’t too long ago when you’d have to actually go places to meet new people; now you can hang out and chat with like-minded individuals who share your interests.

Lively is a well-designed and easy-to-use app that makes chatting with and meeting new people fun and exciting.

Unlike traditional apps where you have to rely on text, Lively uses video chatting so you can talk to each other face to face.

Concept and Functionality:

Signing up for Lively, a free app by Zoosk, Inc., is incredibly easy – all you need is to connect the app to Facebook. From there, you can choose your interest categories such as sports, tv shows, politics, and so much more.

As far as the actual chatting experience, I like the fact that Lively covers new ground by moving users away from texting each other.

It seems like a strange concept at first, but there’s a handy app feature that I’ll talk about in a bit which makes everything much, much more comfortable.

One of the things I really like about Lively is that it’s easy to get adjusted to the app. You’re not grilled with personality questions so you can be matched with the “perfect” chat partner; just pick a topic you feel like talking about at that particular moment and wait to be connected with someone who wants to discuss the same thing.


Lively – Meet New People iPhone App

As I mentioned above, Lively has a really neat feature that even the shyest of chatters will appreciate – the blur. This feature automatically blurs each users screen when a video chat is started.

As you chat with your partner, the blur gradually fades. You always have the option to keep the blur enabled for privacy purposes, but this is a really cool way to let you get comfortable with chatting.

If you happen to chat with someone and you really enjoy their company, you can add them to your friend list.

Lively is an especially great app for college students because you have the option of choosing your campus (if it’s listed) when you first sign up.


Lively is available to download for free from the App Store. There are no ads or in-app purchases, which makes this a completely free app to use and enjoy. No subscription fees, no paid extras, and no nonsense.

Overall, I highly recommend Lively if you’re looking to video chat with new people and talk about things you have in common.

It’s a great app that definitely has privacy in mind, and I definitely believe it’s destined to be a top social networking app!

Lively – Meet New People requires iOS 9.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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