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Apps to Stay Connected

Social distancing doesn't mean you have to disconnect with friends and family members. Our real estate agents and many others across America are harnessing the power of modern technology to stay connected with the people closest to them. All you need is a phone and a few of the following apps to bridge the gaps.

  1. Google Hangouts
    Google Hangouts are quick and easy to set-up. All you need to do is download the smartphone app or extension for Google Chrome. Once you install the app, you can send messages and make video or voice calls. If you have an iPhone and the person you want to connect with also has an iPhone, you can use Facetime to enjoy plenty of chats.
  2. Skype
    The tried and trusted favorite of many, Skype was the pioneer that set the bar for everyone else to follow. Free and easy to use, you can conduct video calls, conference calls, or chats with your friends and family all over the world. 
  3. Facebook
    Billions of people around the world use Facebook, which makes using Facebook Messenger one of the most effective methods of staying in touch. If you want to keep your social life alive and kicking, then downloading messenger is one of the best things you can do. One of the most popular features during this period of social distancing is the Watch Party; using this feature, you can preset multiple videos and invite others to sit and watch them with you.
  4. Netflix
    Host a movie night with friends with a little help from Netflix Parties. Using your Chrome browser, you can watch the movie and chat with those you invite to watch with you. It's a fun way to enjoy the show with family, friends, and loved ones when you can't be in the same room together.
  5. Houseparty
    Invite your friends to have a virtual house party! Houseparty is a video group chat app that you can install on your smartphone. It allows you to engage in face-to-face chats and play games with people all over the world.   
  6. Oculus
    Virtual reality allows you to truly feel like you left your house! Oculus Virtual Reality lets you connect with folks in a virtual movie theater. This means you can watch a wide range of movies and play your favorite games without having to leave your bedroom. 
  7. WhatsApp
    Popular and easy to use, WhatsApp is perfect for phone calls with or without video. You can also use it to send documents and voice messages to everyone on your contact list.

We encourage you to contact us to learn more about the ways you can stay connected until social distancing rules are lifted. Our team is happy to answer your questions and help you decide which of the fabulous Belleville homes for sale you want to see when the nation slowly emerges from the comfort of their current home. 

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