Google Who's Down for Android, iOS Shows Friends Free to Hang Out

 
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Google Who's Down for Android, iOS Shows Friends Free to Hang Out

Google over the weekend quietly launched an app called Who's Down for Android and iOS users. The socialising app lets you see who else is free to hangout when you are for doing different activities or hanging out somewhere. The app is currently available only via invite system, and appears to be meant for teenagers.

The Who's Down app was quietly listed on Google Play and the App Store over the weekend. The Android version weighs 5.7MB and runs on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich or later versions. The iOS counterpart weighs 16.2 MB and is compatible with iOS 7.0 and later versions.

First spotted by 9to5 Google, the app requires an invite before it can be downloaded from either app store. Users can sign up for an invite via the dedicated Who's Down website, where it asks for your email information and school name, indicating it is meant for teenagers.

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As seen with the Who's Down screenshots on the two app stores, the app lets you toggle a switch to let others know if you are free to hang out. Sliding the toggle switch makes you available for three hours and lets you choose from a list of activities (automatic predictions) in which you are interested. Manually entering a name of the activity is also possible.

After your confirmation, the app waits if others are interested in hanging out with you or not. Once users indicate they are interested in doing the activity by swiping the toggle switch from their app and hang out with you, the app gives you a notification. You can then head over to the chat section to coordinate for the plan. As per TechCrunch, which claims to have got access to the app's iOS version, the chat messages disappear after 24 hours of last activity.

Who's Down app is said to resemble the Free, Shortnotice app, or Bang With Friends apps, which use roughly the same idea but were not able to gain much traction.

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