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5 apps to avoid the loneliness of quarantine and have fun with friends

5 aplikasi untuk menghindari kesepian karantina dan bersenang-senang dengan teman

Social isolation is one of the measures recommended by the authorities to slow the spread of the new coronavirus and protect the population of Covid-19. But staying at home for a long time away from friends and relatives can be a difficult task. You can avoid loneliness and shorten the distance with apps on your phone, like with WhatsApp and Telegram games, or listening to music and watching series with friends.

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In addition, the user can make rants online through the Ombro Amigo app and play guessing photo with colleagues in Photo Roulette. Check out the list below for five ways to have fun online during quarantine.

1 of 5 See five ways to entertain yourself with friends in quarantine – Photo: Marcela Franco / dnetc

See five ways to distract yourself with friends in quarantine – Photo: Marcela Franco / dnetc

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It is possible to play with friends via WhatsApp. Among the options are Uno, Tic Tac Toe, Hangman, Detective and even Cidade Dorme. Some games must be played in a messenger group, the One is one of those cases. To start the game, users need to download the pack of cards with the cards, and a friend must be the «table» to distribute them privately. . The story teller indicates the role for each player through private chat to initiate the dynamics in the group.

Prank for WhatsApp: 4 games to play with friends

Prank for WhatsApp: 4 games to play with friends

In Hangman and Tic-tac-toe, users can interact with one contact or more. In this game, slates and sheets of paper are replaced by the cell phone screen. The board and the gallows are made only with the keyboard and emojis. A person decides which word the friends need to find out and fills in with the bar (_) the number of letters in the word. Friends have to guess what are the letters that make up the term. In a tic-tac-toe game, the board can be made using X and O emojis.

Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram has bots to automate the organization of games in the messenger. In Dreams, a user selects a photo first and describes it to the other players, who must discover the image chosen by the Dreamer. Another option is Gamee, a Telegram bot that contains several single or double games, such as puzzles, sports, racing and action. Telegram also offers Lobinho, a deduction and strategy game in which the bot demands different roles for each player. In addition, the app features Uno and Spy (a kind of Detective).

How to play UNO on Telegram

How to play UNO on Telegram

2. Listen to playlists with friends

With the Indahouse app, you can listen to your playlist in sync with your friends. To do this, you need to create a room and log in to Spotify. The user sets up the virtual room by giving it a name and chooses whether the other members can also be DJs and control music playback. A link is generated for the person to invite friends by message. Users in the room hear the songs in sync in real time.

2 of 5 Create music rooms with your friends at Indahouse – Photo: Reproduction / Marcela Franco

Create music rooms with your friends at Indahouse – Photo: Reproduction / Marcela Franco

3. Make anonymous outburst

Amigo Shoulder is an application to vent anonymously and online. In order to help overcome anguish, anxiety and loneliness, the app allows the user to exchange experiences with virtual friends. To start venting it is simple, just touch the «+» located in the lower right corner, select a category – Advice, Love, Family, Money, Friendship and others -, and explain what you feel at the moment. In addition, you can view other users’ outbursts and also give advice to them.

3 out of 5 Ombro Amigo app can be a good option for making virtual friends – Photo: Reproduction / Marcela Franco

Shoulder Friend app can be a good option for making virtual friends – Photo: Reproduction / Marcela Franco

4. Watch Netflix with friends

With the Rave app for iPhone (iOS) and Android, you can watch Netflix at the same time as your friends, and still chat with them during the movie, series or cartoon. To sync the video, touch the + located at the bottom right of the screen. Then choose the Netflix option, log into your account and select the title you want to watch from the Netflix menu. Finally, set up privacy and invite your friends.

In addition to cell phones, you can use the service on your computer with the Netflix Party extension for Google Chrome. The tool synchronizes the content displayed on two or more computers with the Google browser and offers a private chat for users to chat during the movie.

4 out of 5 Watch movies and series with your friends on the Rave app – Photo: Playback / Marcela Franco

Watch movies and series with your friends on the Rave app – Photo: Playback / Marcela Franco

5. Play Photo Roulette

Photo Roulette is a photo guessing game, available for Android and iPhone (iOS). The app displays random images from your friends’ cell phone gallery, and participants need to guess whose photo it is. The game features three winners: who made the most hits, who was the fastest and who made the longest sequence of hits.

To play, access Photo Roulette and, on the first access, agree to the terms of use of the app and declare to be over 16 years old. Then, enter your name and choose whether you want to create a game or join an existing game with the PIN number. Share your game’s PIN number to your friends so they can enter the code. When starting the game, random photos from the cell phone of any of your friends will appear on the screen and you must select who each image belongs to.

5 out of 5 Fever app in 2019 could be an option to distract yourself in quarantine – Photo: Reproduction / Marcela Franco

Fever app in 2019 can be an option to distract yourself in quarantine – Photo: Reproduction / Marcela Franco