April 1, 2020 10:47 am
Life under the coronavirus lockdown has seen many social lives bought to a halt and families left unable to visit each other.
The good news is that our ever more digital technology society offers a whole range of online options for spending quality time together.
Maintain a healthy social life by staying in touch with family and friends and having that all important human connection during lock down.
Here are our top video platforms for getting together virtually..
Zoom, the video-conferencing app that has seen a huge rise in downloads since the lockdown was put into place around the world, is now being used by millions for work and social gatherings, it is a great digital tool to keep in contact via video call with friends and family.
It also has many other handy features including screen-sharing, group messaging and the option to share photos, web and Google Drive, Dropbox or Box files.
You can even host Zoom birthday parties, go to virtual pubs, online conferences and events including online wine tasting and garden parties.
Search for events online and https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/online/parties/
Making FaceTime video or audio calls is incredibly easy to do. There's a built-in FaceTime app on every iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. It is a great way to keep in contact with family and friends without even having to download anything!
Google Hangouts Meet
Google’s video conferencing offering is Google Hangouts Meet.
The app offers HD video and audio meetings with up to 250 participants, with handy real-time captions powered by Google speech-to-text technology which can be incredibly useful if you’re not participating on a call, but need to follow along.
Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. It synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favourite Netflix shows.
Join over 1,000,000 people and use Netflix Party to link up with friends and host long distance movie nights and TV watch parties today!
We've put together a bunch of helpful advice and tips to get you through this difficult time.
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