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5 Best Chat Apps To Get Busy With During Coronavirus Quarantine

For those of us that are fortunate to be healthy at home during the coronavirus pandemic, chat platforms can do a lot to keep us company. Your social life does not have to die with your freedom to move out when it is still possible to chat with friends, crushes, and loved ones. This article contains a list of chat apps that will help during coronavirus quarantine.

1. Bunch:

Bunch

This application is home to trivia, a drawing game, a billiards game, and Mars Dash, and all of this makes the lockdown period a lot more fun. You will be surprised to see how difficult some “easy” questions will be.

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It possesses lots of bells, whistles, and when you are victorious, you will get a crown on your head. If you have friends you just cannot do without, this is a brilliant video chat you can all use to pass time.

2. FaceTime:

FaceTime

Are you aware that you can actually FaceTime with 32 people? It is very true. This app cannot be underrated because several testimonies have said it helped to sustained their long-distance relationship for a very long time. The app comes pre-installed if you own an iPhone and it can be used internationally with a data connection, just like WhatsApp.

3. Google Hangouts:

Google Hangouts

Since this platform is simple to access via Gmail, you might fancy this one. However, it is best to access it in a pop-out window, instead of viewing it within your inbox, so you will not be checking email while you spend vital time with your loved ones.

4. Houseparty:

Houseparty

This video application comes with integrated games that will blow your mind away and it allows up to 8 people.

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It is very simple to use after everyone registers but it is more suited for adults, not children. There are a few not-kid-friendly cards and inappropriate song lyrics there that you might be concerned about when it comes to your children.

5. Zoom:

Zoom

Zoom is mostly used by offices, it allows about 100 people on one call and 500 human beings on a call if you are ready to pay for the expanded version.

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Before the pandemic, it was even the platform for several post-work hangouts for office workers after working hours. Zoom even provides several layouts for how others would be seen in the chat. Connectivity problems are rare, however, the time limit could be frustrating.

More Information On Chat Apps:

Messaging apps (a.k.a. “Social messaging” or “chat applications”) are apps and platforms that enable instant messaging. Many such apps have developed into broad platforms enabling status updates, chatbots, payments and conversational commerce (e-commerce via chat).

Some examples of popular messaging apps include WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, China’s WeChat and QQ Messenger, Telegram, Viber, Line, and Snapchat. Slack focuses on messaging and file sharing for work teams.

Some social networking services offer messaging services as a component of their overall platform, such as Facebook’s Facebook Messenger, along with Instagram and Twitter’s direct-messaging functions. Many of them started as an adjunct to social networking platforms.

Messaging apps are the most widely used smartphone apps, within 2018 over 1.3 billion monthly users of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, 980 million monthly active users of WeChat and 843 million monthly active users of QQ Mobile.

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Messaging applications have affected the way people communicate on their devices. A survey conducted by MetrixLabs showed that messaging applications 63% of Baby Boomers, 63% of Generation X, and 67% of Generation Y said that they used messaging applications in place of texting.

As communication moves from texting and email to messaging applications, communication has become faster and more efficient; a Facebook survey showed that 65% of people surveyed thought that messaging applications made group messaging easier.

If you have any personal favorite or other recommendations, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.

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George Nwankwo

Am a technology enthusiast. Fascinated for technology. Currently an Undergraduate of Computer Science. I have Passion for Football. Email - george@naijatechclan.com

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