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Virtual Hangouts: 5 Things to do with Your Friends Online

Social distancing is still in effect, but that doesn't mean you can't spend time with your friends. 

Here are 5 things that you can do with your friends online, without ever having to go out.


Happy Hour

Everyone loves Happy Hour, especially after a long day at the office. Since many people are still working from home, you don't have to go anywhere to enjoy a few cocktails with your friends after work. Find some great cocktail recipes online and start mixing up your favourites, or experimenting with new ones, while enjoying a virtual happy hour session from the comfort of your apartment.


Book Club

Book clubs have existed for over 400 years, long before the internet and computers were even thought of. Today, you can enjoy this pastime virtually with your friends. Pick a book for everyone to read, set a timeline that works with everyone's schedules, then have a video call to discuss the book. Share your thoughts and criticisms of the book and enjoy listening to your friends' opinions, too!


Play a Game

From strategy games to trivia, many multiplayer games can be played online. Tabletopia offers over 1,000 multiplayer games online tthat you can play for free. Find an old favourite or try something new. Play with friends by sharing your unique game code, or play with strangers by joining a game online. 


Sing Karaoke

Sing your favourite songs online with your closest friends through a virtual hangout. All you need to do is download the Smule app to your iPhone or Android phone and the world of music will open up to you. There are literally millions of songs to choose from, with new ones added regularly. You can sing a duet, have a sing-along, or even record your own music video. 


Netflix Party

The Netflix Party Chrome extension allows you and your friends to simultaneously watch something on Netflix. If one person pauses it for a bathroom break, it will be paused for everyone. It's like you're in the room watching it together. There is even a chatbox off to one side of the screen that allows you to make comments as you watch. 


There are lots of ways to stay connected with friends virtually. So make sure to set aside some time to hang out with your friends and enjoy your evenings while social distancing.