Catching up with people and keeping in touch can be difficult and time consuming, especially if they don’t live near by. Thankfully, there are a number of different ways you can still communicate with your friends and family, whether they live on the other side of the world or just the other side of your home town.
This is a fantastic way to stay in touch with people and best of all it’s free. All you need is a computer and a reliable internet connection. Then, once you’ve registered with Skype you can contact friends and make video calls from anywhere in the world. If someone important is missing from your Sunday dinner table you could even take it to the extreme and set the laptop up on your table so they can sit down and ‘share’ the meal with you. Visit the website to download Skype and start talking!
Most Facebook users would be aware that it is a great way to share photos with loved ones. This can be done via your computer or even more quickly through the use of a smartphone. Simply take the photo of you in your favourite location and post it on your friend’s wall.
The Facebook chat function is also a very quick and easy way to have an online conversation. It’s another effective and free way to keep in touch with friends and family. If you are new to Facebook why not take a look at our beginner’s guide? It takes you through setting up an account and using the basic functions so you can get connected quickly!
Free text messages
Studies have shown that Australians are increasingly downloading and using free apps to send text and picture messages instead of sending SMS. Find out how you can get your text messages for free.
MSN Messenger is a service which allows you to have conversations using text, voice or video chat. You can also send pictures and play games with the person to whom you are talking. Download the MSN Messenger program to start talking with your friends – remember, they too must have the program for the both of you to chat.