Hell yeah it will! SearchParty was designed to be low-latency and work in situations with an overloaded network service like a music festival where large crowds of people are using their phones at the same time.

SearchParty has unique features to make your festival experience so much better. No other app has the full suite of features or technology that we have designed for crowded environments. Our maps are live and update as you move, so you can see exactly where your friends are when you need them.

Yep! It sure does, you can use SearchParty internationally so you’ll be able to use it wherever you have mobile service.

No way! SearchParty can be used in many different scenarios like on your next boys’ night out or on an overseas holiday with the fam. For more ways on how you can use SearchParty just check out our hacks.

Creating a Party is that easy, all you need to do is choose a Party name, like ‘Kick ons’, then select public or private and continue with the orange arrow. You’ll then be able to get the Party started and invite your friends by sharing your Party ID, getting them to scan your personalised QR code or you can share your Party via text, messenger, email etc. and voila, you’re done.

To join a Party once you’re already in the app simply click the orange arrow under the current party you’re in then click the ‘Join Party’ button. You’ll be able to join a party through the QR code scanning window or enter the Party ID.

If you don’t have SearchParty and you want to join someone else’s Party, simply ask the leader of the Party to invite you by selecting the burger menu on the bottom right of their screen, select invite friends and then share the Party with you.

If someone is rubbing you the wrong way and you want to block them, just click on the user and you’ll get the option to block them. If you guys end up becoming besties again you can unblock. Just head to your Profile section in the top left of your screen and under ‘Blocked users’ select Unblock.

Getting up to something you shouldn’t be? Don’t feel like being tracked? You can choose to hide your location by clicking on the eye icon in the top right corner of your screen, then click on ‘Hide location’. You’ll be given the option to hide your location for a specified time or until you choose to turn it back on. Note that when you hide your location it will deactivate any active Help requests in all Parties.

User location is displayed all of the time, even when the app is closed. The reason for this is to help ensure the safety of users by allowing them to check up on mates even when they’ve closed the app.

Due to this change, we’ve moved the Hide Location function to be on the homepage for your convenience.

Not sure who’s in this Party of 100? Save time with the Search function allowing you to use the search bar to find a specific user instead of scrolling through the entire list of members and Pins in the Party.

If you get lost or go a little too hard and need some assistance click on the ! icon in the bottom left corner of your screen. Hold down the Help button for 3 seconds and every member of your Party will receive an instant notification that you need help. Or you can direct dial Emergency Services to call 000 (or your local Emergency Services internationally).

Sick of getting notifications? You can turn them off by tapping the burger menu in the bottom right corner of your screen, selecting the settings cog, scrolling down to Notifications and editing your preferences.

You can tell if a user in a Party is on the app based on the coloured circle around their avatar. The GREEN icon indicates that the user is online on the app. The LIGHT GREEN icon with the TIMER indicates the last known time that the user was actively online. 

With the new Mentions feature you can say goodbye to lost messages in a Party of 20+. If you need to get a specific message to a Party member you can now @mention them and they will get a notification instantly.

Want to change it up a little? Just head to your Profile section on the top right of your screen. Under Theme you’ll have the option to change from light mode to dark mode depending on your mood, or if you’re indecisive set it to auto where it will automatically change depending on the time of day.

Mates in your Party aren’t online when you need them the most? With Nudging you can simply nudge your entire party through the bottom right hamburger menu and they will receive a notification instantly. 

With Pinning you can put a Pin down on your map for important locations such as your tent when you get to the festival, a meetup point with your friends or even just your car at the grocery store. With Pinning, just pop a custom Pin down at your chosen meetup point in your Party and at any moment of the event you and your crew can locate that exact Pin on the map.

Pins can be public or private – so you can show your meetup point to your crew, and keep your tent location just for you and your bed buddy.

When you enter the app for the first time you might notice there are already some Pins on your map. Don’t stress, this is our Local Lineup; an exclusive collection of the very best bars, food joints, festivals and fashion boutiques in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. We’ll be changing them up monthly, so stay tuned for updates on the hot-spots in your area.

That’s right, you’ve now got the option to view your SearchParty map in satellite maps. To do this simply tap the map view icon at the top right of your screen under the compass icon. To change it back, tap it again.

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