Today, as many of us work from home and in quarantine, it has become more important than ever to keep in touch with colleagues, friends, and family. And one of the best ways to stay connected is to use technology. Video conference apps like Zoom, Google Meet, Skype and Houseparty are used for everything from after work hangouts to birthday parties, and chat apps like Slack and Facebook Messenger are popular for everyday conversations.
In The Verge Guide to Staying Connected, we give you step-by-step instructions on how to use Zoom, Meet and other free services. We'll show you how to have a movie viewing party with your friends with Netflix Party and other apps. And we explain how social networks can keep us connected while we wait for social distance rules to decline.