Stay Connected

Come back often to get a list of apps that allow you and your loved ones to stay connected during the holidays no matter the distance!


No matter where you are for the holidays this year, WhatsApp — the free and easy-to-use messaging app with over 1 billion users around the world — can help you stay in touch with family and friends so you never miss a moment. Whether it’s grandma or grandpa, your best friend overseas, your kids who couldn’t come home, or your long-distance significant other, you can do more than simply text or call your loved ones—you can share the holiday cheer face-to-face with WhatsApp’s new video calling feature.

Here are some of the features:

  • Simplicity: It only takes two taps to make a video call, and it works reliably on different cellular networks, as well as over WiFi. Additionally, it’s compatible with iPhone, Android and Windows phones.
  • Switch it up: Between the front view and rearview camera, in case other family members would like to say “hi” or you want to show off a newly opened gift. It’ll also work in full-screen landscape mode, too, no more black bars on the sides.
  • Multi-task: You can minimize the video call without ending it, so that you can check and/or respond to other messages in WhatsApp.
  • Privacy: WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted, meaning conversations are secure and private. This includes all the information users share including photos, videos, documents, voice messages, and now video calls.


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