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Virtual Platforms to Connect With Others

Virtual Platforms to Connect With Others

We crave connection in our lives. In a time where travelling, socializing and being physically close is discouraged, people are experimenting with new ways to connect with their friends, family, coworkers and customers.

Check out these virtual platforms to connect with others in the comfort of your own home, office, or remote location. Some are simple and beginner-savvy, while others are more advanced.

FaceTime

Apple developed this feature for video and audio calling on their iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Mac products. If you have an iPhone, but your friend or family member has an iPad, you can easily video call with each other - and it’s simple to learn to use!

Microsoft Teams

If you are looking for a simple, effective tool to collaborate virtually with coworkers, Microsoft Teams, part of Microsoft Office 365 Suite, is a first-class option. In addition to video conferencing, Microsoft Teams has the ability to record audio and video meetings, create channels to designate tasks, and instant message. The Microsoft Teams app can be downloaded for desktops or mobile devices, so you can connect anytime, anywhere. With screen-sharing and capabilities to host up to 10,000 attendees live, meeting and convention planners should definitely check out Microsoft Teams for future virtual and hybrid style events.

Grasshopper

Attention: small business owners! Grasshopper virtual phone system provides you with a business phone number that will ring directly to your personal mobile device, so that you can stay connected with your customers without being tied to a desk or office location. You can choose a local, toll free, or vanity toll free number and Grasshopper provides visual cues that the incoming call is for your business so that you can answer the call appropriately and professionally. All plans include a business phone number, minimum of three extensions, business texting, call forwarding, VoIP and WIFI calling, virtual fax, voicemail, custom greetings, simultaneous call handling, and reporting. Grasshopper has all the communication features you need to communicate like a big company and provide top customer service.

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