With people across the world currently living in lockdown due to the novel Coronavirus, one of the biggest impacts of the pandemic is the increase in online communication. As we learn to cope with new stay-at-home guidelines, going online to keep up with friends and family has never been so important while virtual events like birthday parties and weddings are helping people around the world stay connected during social distancing.
While creating an online event may sound daunting at first, it’s actually never been easier to go virtual thanks to the wide range of digital media platforms available online. Whether you want to host a virtual baby shower or wedding, plan an online quiz night with friends or live-stream your next lockdown party, the options are endless and the only limit is your own imagination. Read on to discover our top tips to ensure your next virtual event is a success, no matter what the occasion:
Choose your platform
If you’re looking for a simple and easy-to-use video conferencing solution to share your special moment with friends and family, you can’t go wrong with apps like UberConference, HouseParty, Google Hangouts and Zoom. Offering a range of both free and paid options, these apps allow you to make video calls with up to 100 participants from your computer, phone or tablet. The perfect way to keep in touch while you’re social distancing, most video calls also come with a range of exciting features including screen sharing and call recording to make sure you and your guests don’t miss out on any of the important details during the evening.