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5 Apps for a Virtual Bonding Session With Friends and Family

Here are some fun apps to play with your loved ones while in quarantine!

Over the course of quarantine, our lives have changed drastically. Staying at home and practicing social distancing has become the “new normal,” and it has stripped us the social connection we have been accustomed to. 

At this point, we all miss our friends and loved ones. And while not being able to hang out has been a part of our new normal, that doesn’t mean we have to dwell on feeling alone and lonely all day. (Read: Here’s why you feel so tired while in quarantine — and what to do with it!)

We know that you already miss your bonding moments with your loved ones, that’s why My Pope Philippines listed five apps that will allow you to watch movies, read astrology, do exercise, and even play online games with your friends and family during the quarantine period!


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If you miss watching the latest movies or series with your friends, TwoSeven is for you. This app extension for Chrome and Firefox lets you set up watch parties from different streaming apps such as Vimeo, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and even Disney+! (Read: 4 Apps Where You Can Watch Original Filipino Films)


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The quarantine period is also a great time to reevaluate your friendship, and this app can help you do so. Co-Star is a free astrology app that can help you connect with close friends and evaluate friendship compatibility based on your respective sun, moon, and rising signs. The app is available in both Google play and App store. (Read: 4 Celebrity Best Friends Through ‘Thick and Thin’)


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Trying to get fit is one of the ideal things you can do during the quarantine. But whether we admit it or not, exercising can get a bit lonely when you’re doing it alone. So, if you’re trying to work out and get fit with your friends during quarantine, check out Strava. This app lets you share photos, keep up with friends’ activities, compete, and cheer each other on! (Read: Iya Villania on Being ‘Kinder, More Patient’ With Her Mom Body)


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Houseparty lets you play popular games like trivia and Ellen Degeneres’ Heads Up with friends online. But while this app is free to download in both Android and iOs, some games require Php 50-150 to play. (Read: Freediving in the Philippines to Be Featured in Netflix Series)

Draw Something Classic

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If you and your friends are artists, this app might be perfect for you! Draw Something Classic is one of the most popular social drawing and guessing games in the App Store and Google play at the moment. With this app, you can have fun with your friends and family as you exchange and guess doodle art! (Read: Kuh Ledesma Auctions off Artworks to Help 30 Families Amid COVID-19)


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