Nowadays and due to the recent lockdown measures, many people have been turning to random video calling apps either to enjoy their time during the quarantine or to meet new people online.
According to recent data collected in 2020, most popular live video calling apps have witnessed a substantial rise in their downloads with a 100 % increase, specifically since the start of the world-wide lockdown measures. (1)
With that increase, several major companies have been turning to promote their products through these video chat rooms, since online shopping has also increased during the quarantine period.
How Can Travel Enthusiasts Benefit from Video Chatting Apps?
If you are a traveller or a travel enthusiast, it might be hard for you to live through the current difficult times. Yet, with the gift of technology, there are numerous video chatting apps that will allow you to visit any country you like at the comfort of your home.
5 Benefits of Random Video Calling Apps
- Builds Distant Relationships:
Random video calling apps help the user connect with people from all over the world in an instant through its available online video chat features. Some of these apps have an interactive map that lets you choose which country to connect to and talk with random strangers online from that country.
- Improves Communication:
According to a recent report by Forbes, “humans process visual information far faster and more aptly than text or audio” and thus using random video calling apps will improve your language skills as well as your communication skills by meeting total strangers and striking up conversations with them. Although it can be an awkward experience, it remains one of the things that you can do to spend some useful time during a lockdown.
- Keeping in Touch with Your Loved Ones:
Since physical distancing prevented people from meeting with their loved ones, video chatting apps have facilitated the ability for people to stay in touch with their loved ones that live far away. They also help with keeping the family bonds healthy and active.
- No Need to Travel:
One of the advantages of using live video chat apps is that they relieve you from the costs of having to travel to visit your loved ones. With a simple click, you can call your family members or friends and have a free video chat with them for as long as you want.
- Combats Depression and Loneliness:
According to a recent study that was done among US adults, all of whom were aged 18 and above. The study found that depression symptoms were 3 times more likely to rise among them during the COVID-19 lockdown with a 27.8 percent increase. Random video calling and video chatting apps have also proved to reduce these symptoms of depression by half, especially among seniors.