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Video Chat for People who Struggle with Tech

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https://lifehacker.com/the-simplest-vid ... 1842780065

TL;DR recommendations are

1) Facetime

2) Facebook Messenger Lite

3) Whatsapp

4) Oscar Senior -- sort of senior wellness digital app https://www.oscarsenior.com/for-families price seems reasonable at a few bucks per person a month. (3 person family plan is $9 a month or 99 for a year) if you don't like the video chat only option.
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I had to deal with a mobile phone and video chat for the first time in my life yesterday. I felt like an old geezer new to tech....and Im a tech nut ...have been since I was little. Was humbling. Most people think automatically you own a Apple product and have facetime. I hate Apple. So me and my doctor both had to install and figure out Skype. After a while we got it and all went well. but man what a hassle.
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No one knows this stuff from birth. It takes time and experience, just like any other skill. And this tech is still in its awkward teen years.

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https://meet.jit.si

I just opened a chat in there, took 5 seconds. Just in the browser. I even tried under Linux as Windows doesn't recognise a PS3-Cam, no problem.
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The only cam I have is on my phone. My wife's laptop may have one but its old and Ive not touched it since she passed.
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The article doesn't even mention Google Duo, which I've found to be great. I don't have an iPhone so I can't FaceTime, but those without Android can still use Duo. It's simple enough that my parents figured it out on their iPhones without any issues. I think it's also cleaner and simpler than Skype.
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