It’s of the utmost importance that we do our best to stay at home right now.
While staying in has officially become our civic duty, it leaves our social life a little worse for wear.
Luckily, technology has our back.
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From hosting a virtual Netflix binge, to making a classic Facebook Video Call and playing games with your friends over House Party, we’ve broken down exactly how to use these apps. We’ve even included screenshots and photos that even the most technology-impaired pal (or relative) will be able to decipher.
1. House Party
If you’re a bit bored with a normal video call, might we recommend the app Houseparty. The group chat app has become the unexpected MVP while we’ve been self-quarantining and lets you play games while sipping your wine or gin and tonic.
1. Download the Houseparty app or Chrome extension. It’s available on iOS, Android, macOS and Chrome, I downloaded the Chrome extension and it took less than 30 seconds to install.
2. Create an account. This took maybe a minute and involves a mobile phone verification and an optional Facebook authentication. It’s also free to sign up.
3. The easiest way to add your friends into the app is by clicking on ‘Add Friends’ and sharing your ‘Copy Profile Link’. House Party lets you have up to eight people in one call.