Virtual beer pong and Zoom dinner dates: 9 creative ways millennials are staying connected with their friends while self-isolating at home
Mar 25, 2020, 00:22 IST
Zoom, a communications app for video conferencing, has surged in popularity since the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday night, I used it for the first time for a virtual dinner date with my college roommates.
Zoom is also great if you're missing regular happy hours with coworkers or city friends — or want to set up a virtual date.
You don't need a house party for a good game of beer pong. Business Insider editor-in-chief- Alyson Shontell set up virtual beer pong over the weekend with FaceTime.
Working out from home on a day-by-day basis isn't fun, but you can make it better by virtually working out with others over FaceTime.
Apart from FaceTime and Zoom, Houseparty is another video app you can use to stay connected. It's also been seeing a surge in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic.
And a few of my friends recently hopped on Marco Polo, an app that lets you send video messages.
But staying connected with people doesn't always need to involve seeing their face, as great as that is. For example, you can start a Google Doc with friends.
There's also "Netflix Party," an extension that lets multiple Netflix users watch a show together from different locations.
You can also play board games online with friends.