Camchat with older people
(But seriously, how about cross-platform Face Time, Apple? We tested a number of apps on Android, i Phone, Windows, and mac OS to find the best one for any given situation. Look, I’ll cut the chase here: Facebook Messenger is a great way to video chat with pretty much everyone you know.
You might not have realized Facebook has video chat, but it does—and it’s surprisingly good.
Even if you don’t, you can sign in with Facebook if you want…but if you have Facebook, please just refer back to the previous section of this guide. Face Time is where it’s at for you guys, but I’ll be honest: I didn’t have to tell you that. Skype is available on Android, Facebook Messenger is available on Android, and Google’s older video chat offering, Hangouts, is still quite good on Android.
However, when it comes to Android-to-Android chats, there’s a new choice that’s better than all the rest: Google Duo.
And, since everyone is on Facebook, they probably already have the requisite app, which is available pretty much any platform—Android and i OS have dedicated mobile apps for Messenger, and computer users can just leverage the web version of Messenger.
If you and the person you want to chat with both have Facebook, it’s really a no brainer. If you don’t have Facebook (or are trying to chat with someone who doesn’t), no worries! If you’re a Windows user, Skype is the obvious choice here: it comes bundled with Windows now that Microsoft owns it, and it’s become synonomous enough with video chat that basically everyone has a Skype account. Seriously, though, it comes on all Macs, i Phones, and i Pads, it works great, and everyone knows about it. Android is a bit more of a convoluted mess than i OS or Mac, because there are a of different apps.
To start using Face Flow, you only need to sign up and add people into your contact list.And they can engage with the outside world through news, blogs, streaming platforms, and email, even if they are no longer able to move about as easily as they once could.As one elder told me, “I can’t really move that easily without a caretaker and I only have her a few hours a day so [the tablet] …Mastering digital technology has become a key component of what it means to fully participate in society.If we do not provide technology access and training to older adults, we shut them out from society, worsening an already worrisome trend of isolation and loneliness among the elderly.