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Google’s new ‘Who’s Down’ app shows which of your friends are free to hang out


Google has just quietly released a new app on the App Store called “Who’s Down”. As you might be able to tell from its name, the app will apparently — once there are people who are actually using it — let you see which of your friends are free to hang out. Currently, the app is invite-only, so the only things we know about its functionality are from the app’s App Store screenshots…

As you can see in the images below, the app’s main functionality seems to be a quick-to-access toggle switch, letting your friends know if you’re free. Sliding the switch makes you available for three hours, and lets you pick from a list of popular activities to say you’re down for (although it seems likely that one particular thing that people are commonly “down to” do will not be found on this list). The app lets you browse what your friends are down for, and you can start a chat from within the app.

Here’s a quick look:

You can install the app for free right now on the App Store, but as I mentioned, it’s invite only for the time being. We’re trying to work our way in, and when we do, we’ll be back with more information. Of course, the app is also available for Android.

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  1. cristianko27 - 7 years ago


  2. It says Fall 2015, could this be related to some type of internal competition? It seems like a good sea but I’ve never understood why they do invite only. It worked for gmail but that was a long time ago and for totally different reason.

  3. “Hang out”, right.

  4. Ben - 7 years ago

    Google employees must be running out of things to do, this is the most pointless Google app I’ve ever seen.

  5. Max Naylor (@max_naylor) - 7 years ago

    Since when has “down” meant “up?”

  6. cool! Does it come bundled with some friends?

  7. Will Van Gelderen - 7 years ago

    Seems kind of pointless, I mean is it really that hard to text or call your friends these days?

  8. Max - 7 years ago

    Microsoft recently released a similar app, Tossup, for friends gathering/meeting/get together/activity planning, etc. Maybe Google made this as a competitor for it.

  9. Elan Ibghy - 7 years ago

    Very Very similar to an app I recently launched called MyBranch!!

  10. Ar Memon - 7 years ago

    can we use in andriod mobile?


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