Quarantine has made us lonely and we miss our crazy friends just like you do. Nowadays, popular social apps might sound boring and its looming protection issues add to the problem. So, we bring you 6 fun ways to stay connected with friends virtually. These alternatives will surely be a blessing in disguise and will help you get through these tough times while enjoying with friends.
Netflix Watch Party is a fun way to stay connected with friends virtually. You can watch your favourite movie or web series with your friends and chat at the same time. It synchronizes the video playback and adds group chat to your favourite Netflix shows. You can easily link up with your friends and host long-distance movie or TV show nights.
You can choose a fun icon and username. Netflix also lets you uploads screenshots, emojis, and even GIFs for more fun. The only drawback is that it is available only on Chrome browsers on desktop or laptop computers.
Visit Netflix Party to know how it works
2. Play virtual games like Ludo and many more
From Ludo to PUBG, another fun way to stay connected with friends is to play games online. There are numerous options available depending on your preferences. Ludo is the oldest and one of the most exciting games to play. You just have to download the app, create a room, and send the invite. Voila! you are ready to beat them in no time.
You can also play other fun games like Chess and PUBG. All you need is a mobile phone and an internet connection and you are good to play.
3. Houseparty because why not?
Houseparty is a social networking app that enables group video chatting. It is available both through mobile and desktop apps. Houseparty also has a feature that allows secret chats among participants. The app is secure and does not share the user’s data. Houseparty also allows you to share your screen. So, you can have a co-watching experience as well. One can also text friends in the app both on and off a call.
You can stay connected with friends (up to eight people), who can join a video call without actually “calling” each other. Houseparty also offers games like trivia, charades, and Pictionary. Isn’t this so much fun?
4. Send them links to posts or tweets that remind you of them
Probably the only thing keeping us sane these days are the relatable memes and organic content available online. The purpose of memes is to express a culturally-relevant idea. They elicit humour and give us the feeling that “we are in this together” while entertaining us at the same time.
There are thousands of memes and tweets that are relatable and creative. Also, many creators make funny videos and help us unwind. So, go on and share them and stay connected with friends.
5. Read a book together at the same time
Stay connected with friends and books at the same time. Reading books not only strengthens your brain but also reduces stress and aids sleep. You and your friend can choose a book of your choice and download it’s PDF or Kindle edition if it’s hardcopy is not available.
You can discuss the characters, plot, and your favourite quotes as well. It is definitely worth your time and also provides you with a great topic for conversation. Gossiping about fictional characters is fun. Buddy-reading will help you read a book more deeply which you otherwise would have missed (it’s okay, we all procrastinate at times).
Which one are you going to try next to stay connected with friends? Comment down below and let us know!
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