The whole world went from having freedom to go out and see your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors, to being stuck indoors with only their close family. It is understood that everyone misses their friends, and although spending quality time with family is great, many people find themselves needing a break. These apps give you a chance to continue to connect with the outside world.
Although Snapchat was a very popular app prior to the social distancing, its popularity has not decreased by any means. Snapchat has given many people, mostly teens and young adults, the opportunity to send messages and chat, while also being able to see pictures of your favorite people.
Messenger is a corresponding messaging app with Facebook. Even though not many teens stay connected this way, many adults have found this as an easy way to connect with family from other places. Messenger allows people to video chat with not only one person, but up to 50 people!
As much as students dislike the idea fo attending "Zoom University", it has been a very helpful application for everyone. This is a platform for video chatting a number of people at a time. Not only is Zoom being used for school, but it is also helping with both business and club meetings, online dance classes, and much more!
Staying connected doesn't always have to be just talking. Houseparty gives people the chance to play a variety of games while video chatting. Watching people's reactions while playing games is almost as fun as simply playing them.
Discord is most known by gamers, for the purpose of chatting while playing PC games. Since the quarantine though, Discord users have become more diverse. Many people have been using this app to communicate with private group messages.
Netflix Party is an extension that gives people the opportunity to watch movies together. Your group can have synchronized playback of all your Netflix favorites. There is also a chat section, making it easy to converse with your group without being disruptive.
The internet has us covered. Everything from school and extracurriculars, to group entertainment, the internet has made it all possible from our own homes. With the use of these apps, you will never have the feeling of loneliness or boredom again.