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