2020 has been a long year, and thankfully it is all coming to an end soon! We cannot stress enough on the number of people who have been affected physically or mentally by this pandemic especially since we were unable to celebrate the festive seasons with our loved ones. Thankfully, with today’s technology, we are beyond blessed with the existence of video calls. Though it definitely isn’t the same as physically meeting your loved ones, is it definitely a lot better than mere voice calls where you can’t exactly see the person. Keep reading to find out the few reliable video call apps that you can use to connect with your loved ones virtually!
Zoom has become something most of us turned to during the first-ever MCO in Malaysia where close to all meetings were scheduled to run online and nobody was allowed to go to work. Zoom has become one of the leading video conferencing apps which have been extremely successful for social events too. It has become an essential tool for small, medium and even large sized teams looking for a way to keep in touch while continuing their daily work with minimal disruption.
You can join these meetings via a webcam or your mobile phone would do too! If you’re hosting a conference online or just to catch up with extended family, which leaves you the option to use the FREE option of hosting a video conference for up to 40 mins for 100 participants. It’s especially beneficial for students if you’re attending an online class, and you have the ability to record the entire session by audio or video for your easy viewing later.
Why limit yourself to just empty talks when you can engage the entire family into games organised by houseparty where you can get all creative and divide teams for different age groups so they can play together since houseparty caps it’s game limit to 8 people. With more and more people needing to stay home at this point, it makes it close to impossible for us to host or even attend fun parties on the weekend. Houseparty is a cool app that allows you to party with up to seven of your friends from your phone. Keep playing and never worry about stopping with Houseparty. Oh and did we mention, you can video call your friends too while playing.
Back to classic ol’ skype days where it allows you to call anyone and everyone via video or audio call. The number of participants can vary from 3 to 50 depending on your device and system requirements. Skype is completely free of charge and would be ideal if you are looking to connect with the rest of your loved ones via a classic video or audio call.
Whatsapp has been around for a while now, and while they initially used to provide audio calls, they now provide both the option to video call or simply to audio call. Due to the pandemic earlier this April 2020, Whatsapp has decided to double the number of participants from a Whatsapp video or voice call from 4 people to 8 people at a time!
With all these new apps in the market, it makes it easier to connect with your loved ones from near and far and even from all over the world. The pandemic shouldn’t be a reason to create a distance among yourself and your loved ones. Where there is a will, there definitely will be a way. Till next time!
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