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How do I connect with loved ones during COVID-19?

With social distancing still going strong, many are finding creative ways to connect with their loved ones. While phone calls and emails are great, we’ve discovered other ways to communicate that may give you a more personal experience.

FaceTime 

FaceTime is an app available on a computer or iOS device which uses your built in camera to make video calls. This Apple developed app is free and easy to use.

Skype

Like FaceTime, Skype uses your device’s built in camera to make video calls. Skype is available on all platforms and simply requires an internet connection to use.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a popular messenger app which allows users to make voice calls and video calls. It is available on all platforms.

Zoom

Zoom allows one to one video calls which can grow into group calls. As many as 1,000 participants can share the same call with a maximum of 49 on screen videos. This is a great way to have a family get-together without having to leave your house.

Houseparty

Houseparty is a video chat app which allows up to eight simultaneous users. Available on iOS and Android, participants can also play games such as Pictionary, Heads-Up, and Apples to Apples. It’s a wonderful way to socialize and play games while keeping a distance.

Online Games

Want to stay connected while playing an interactive game? Try one of these popular games; Words With Friends, Uno, Monopoly, Battleship, Clue, Chess, Life, Risk or Super Mario Cart.

Now go ahead and give it a shot! You’ll see how much fun some of these apps are while staying safe and connected at the same time.

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