Keeping in touch
Here are some apps that can help you stay connected:
Facebook Messenger: This Facebook app is primarily used for text chats, games and money transfers, but it also has video and audio call features that can connect up to six people at once.
FaceTime: FaceTime is available on all iPhones, and only between iPhone users. It allows up to 32 people to join one video call.
Google Duo: Google Duo is available for Apple and Android phones and computers. Up to eight people can be included in one call.
Google Hangouts: Up to 10 people can participate in video conference via Google Hangout, which is available on multiple platforms.
Houseparty: This teen-centric app can host video chats with up to eight people.
Skype: Skype is the top dog of video chat apps, allowing up to 50 people to participate in a call.
WhatsApp: WhatsApp is popular for instant messaging but also has a video chat platform that allows up to four people to come together at a time.
Zoom: Zoom video chats can connect up to 100 people at one time in the app’s free version. A paid subscription, allows even more participants.