COVID-19 has shaken the world to the core this year.

In order for families to protect one another, adult children  have reported staying away from their elderly loved ones.

There is no doubt that you might want to continue to stay in touch with your loved ones.

But you might not just want a phone call; you might want to see their faces as well.

There are user-friendly pieces of software that you can access for free and enjoy your family during these days of lock-downs and quarantines.

In this post, I will share four free and yet user-friendly video calling apps for the elderly.

4 FREE and user-friendly video calling apps for the elderly

Video calling features built into your smart phone

Both Android and Apple smart phones have native video calling features that allow you to call your loved ones on video.

Apple phones have Face Time.

If your loved one has an Apple iPhone or an iPad, you can call them using Face Time.

If you use an Android smart phone and your loved one has an Android phone that has video capabilities, you can call them using the video call feature as well.

These features come with your phone and are free to use.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a communication app that allows you to text, call and leave voice notes.

If your cell phone has a data plan or you have the phone connected to a wi-fi network, you can communicate with your family easily using WhatsApp.

Unlike the phone features I spoke of above, you can make video calls to your loved ones regardless of which kind of phone they use.

Another useful WhatsApp feature is the fact that you can have groups of up to 256 people!

Thus, you and your loved ones can have a group and communicate through there.

You can use WhatsApp on a Mac or Windows computer as well. 

Skype

Skype is one of the oldest Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol (VOIP) programs that is still free.

You can call your loved ones and see them on video from your computer, cell phone or a tablet.

All you need is an internet connection.

Facebook Messenger Video Calling

The Facebook Messenger app is owned by the world’s most popular social media site and guess what?

It has video calling as well.

If you already have a Facebook account, you already have everything you need to call your loved one on video.

 

Staying in touch with your loved ones during this difficult time is possible.

And while nothing is ever as good as the real thing, it still possible to still have good relationships over video calls.

In this post, I shared 4 free and user-friendly video calling apps for the elderly to help you keep in touch with your loved ones.