1. Social media platforms
2. Video calling apps
There’s no better way to stay connected to your friends and family back home than through a video call. Video calling apps such as FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp and Google Hangout have enabled diplomats to have face-to-face conversations with friends and family, no matter where they are in the world. And with an internet connection, calls are free anywhere worldwide.
Have to be apart for an important family event, such as a birthday, wedding or anniversary? Thanks to video calling apps, you can now participate in real-time. Find innovative ways to celebrate major events, even from a distance. Get together with your loved ones on a video call to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ or to raise a toast. If one of your family members has passed an exam, plan a virtual party to help mark the occasion. If you enjoy reading, you could set up a virtual book club with your family or friends.