If you live away from your friends and family, keeping in touch can be hard, especially over the holiday season. You may simply wish to see your grandkids some days, but traveling a long distance may not always be feasible. When that’s the case, video chat platforms can come in highly useful. Not only can you see your loved ones while you catch up, but you can also play games online, watch a movie together, and take part in any number of activities. In this article, we share with you some video chat platforms for seniors you can try out.
Chances are, you already have WhatsApp installed on your phone. The app can also be used to conduct video calls to other users, even in groups. In addition, you can chat as well as send pictures and videos to your loved ones at any time.
FaceTime works in much the same way as WhatsApp, but it’s only available on Apple devices. If you have an Apple device, you don’t have to do anything – FaceTime will be installed on your device by default. Keep in mind that you can only video call individuals who also owns an Apple device.
To get started with Skype, you will have to sign up for an account. From there, it is easy to add friends and family members to your contact list by asking them for their usernames. Most commonly used for videoconferencing, seniors who are hearing-impaired can also enable subtitles in their video calls for a better experience.
Zoom has risen in prominence to become one of the most popular video chat apps as a result of the pandemic. With business meetings and college lectures moving online, more people than ever before have registered for a Zoom account in the past year. Inviting your loved ones to a group call is easy, and it is free to download on both Apple and Android.
If you prefer to have a good view of your loved ones on a larger screen, CallGenie can connect your device to the TV when a call comes in, switching back to the original view after the call. It is connected via Skype and you will not have to take any additional steps as everything is automated.
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