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Daisymae Thu 19-Mar-20 14:13:47

Sorry if I am the only one new to this but yesterday my daughter called me and we used WhatsApp video call. So basically if you have a smart phone you can install the app and phone people with the video link. I've never really had much interest before but it was super easy and worth giving a go.

tanith Thu 19-Mar-20 14:53:59

We have a family WhatsApp group that’s used all the time with odd bits of news, photos etc I can tell you it’s stopping me feeling isolated to know what all my family are up to at any given time. Yesterday we had pics of offices being set up on dining tables and little ones who were sent home from nursery some of it was very funny.
It will be very useful over the coming months.

Nonnie Thu 19-Mar-20 15:43:04

Skype is easy too. Both are very intuitive.

JackyB Thu 19-Mar-20 16:38:16

Sometimes Whatsapp works better than Skype. Dead easy to use.

ginny Thu 19-Mar-20 17:00:38

We have a family whatsapp group and we are all making at least one post a day and including a picture of something that has made us smile or a joke or anecdote.
Also regularly texting friends. Just a little thing but really helps .

LullyDully Thu 19-Mar-20 17:17:25

(We have a gransnet WhatsApp group)

tanith Thu 19-Mar-20 17:34:31

LullyDully I’ve just searched but couldn’t find one.

Purpledaffodil Thu 19-Mar-20 17:39:01

WhatsApp so good for keeping in touch especially as it doesn’t matter whether you use Android or Apple devices. Favourite video recently has been DD, working from home and pinned in the loo by DGD aged 15 months standing close to the door outside. DD assured us colleagues at work rarely do this🤣

LullyDully Fri 20-Mar-20 19:54:15

Sorry tanith I didn't make myself clear. Just for the South Hampshire grans who meet up sometimes, not for all other grans. It's easier than just sticking to the forum to arrange a get together.

mcem Fri 20-Mar-20 20:42:47

Our family group started with the birth of Ruaridh nearly a year ago. Daily pic's or videos from Daddy plus all sorts of nonsense. Will be a great comfort over the next few weeks!

JoyBloggs Fri 20-Mar-20 20:53:46

We have a family WhatsApp group. Our children and their families are scattered around the country and we get lots of messages and videos in 'normal' times but we're getting even more at the moment while everybody is working/learning from home which is lovely. Thoroughly recommend it!