People moved away. They go on trips, study abroad or get new jobs. When we are thousands of miles from friends and loved ones, we are looking for ways to keep track of what is happening in each other's lives beyond Facebook and Instagram posts.
Whether you're the one who makes a change, or if you say goodbye to a friend or family member, tech can help you bridge the physical gap. If there are shared images or playlists, messages and video clips, or even a remote friend lamp, there is no shortage of ways to stay in touch.
We compile a list of the best (and often free) ways to keep in touch with loved ones all over the world.