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COVID-19 has affected almost every part of the world badly and has made it mandatory for everyone to observe social distancing, to keep themselves and others safe. Social distancing has become important and means we have to be distant from our friends and family. So while at it, it is important to keep in touch with our loved ones.

There are many VoIP or Voice over IP apps that allow you to stay in touch with your loved ones through the internet but here are the Top 5 VoIP Apps to use while social distancing that will definitely keep you close to your friends and family.


Zoom can also be called the “app of the pandemic” as it gained a lot of popularity during lockdowns. Since social distancing became a thing, Zoom became the general go-to app for everyone to not only remain in touch but also to carry out other activities such as school classes and official meetings.

Using Zoom is relatively easy and not only does the platform provide VoIP, but it also has other similar yet distinctive services such as Online Meetings, Video Webinars, Online Conferences, and more. This makes Zoom the go-to choice for anyone who is looking to stay in touch with not only friends and family but also with colleagues and employees.


For gamers, there isn’t a good VoIP app other than Discord because it is just the best in the business. Discord not only offers text chatting but also voice chat. The quality is clear and you won’t stumble into any kind of issue while using the platform.

Using Discord can be a bit difficult for normal users since it is different from other apps but once you learn how to use this app, you will definitely love it, especially gamers who can simultaneously play games and keep chatting with their friends over voice.


Skype is one of the most popular VoIP apps that has been on the internet for quite a while. The app is one of the oldest and is available on both PC and mobile devices. Using Skype is simple and easy. Just create your account, add your friends and family and you can instantly start chatting with.

Not only can you chat with them but also have a voice and video chat with them. Along with this, you can also share photos, videos, and documents through Skype.

Google Duo

Google Duo is a mobile app developed by Google for Android and iOS. This is a video chat app that lets you easily chat with your friends and family. Nowadays, almost everyone has a Google account and you can easily chat face-to-face with the people who matter the most. You can add up to 32 participants in the chat and simultaneously talk with them.


Omegle is a video chatting app that is a bit different from the rest of the apps mentioned. The app is different from others and lets you chat with random strangers from around the world. You are instantly paired with random strangers from around the world and when you are getting bored while social distancing, you can use Omegle to get paired with random strangers from around the world and have fun with them.

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