How we can use social media to stay connected with our loved ones



Social Media has come a long way since it was created. Every day more people open accounts and begin connecting with others expanding the global online network. While social media and the internet cannot replace face-to-face interaction, it can help us stay connected with our loved ones that are far away from us- especially during this quarantine. 

Many platforms have evolved and have made it easier for us to communicate with our loved ones no matter the distance. Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook are three platforms that now allow us to connect with others in different ways. Here is how you can use them to stay connected:


As we know, Instagram is a media sharing social platform where people can share pictures and videos. However, this application has many more features that can help us keep in touch with our family and even communicate in groups! Here is what you can do with Instagram: 

  • Share images and videos with individuals and groups
  • Send written messages to individuals and groups
  • Video call individuals and groups
  • Newest feature: you can host a co-watching party! You can go through funny memes, old pictures, and other accounts with your friends and family using this cool new feature and see their reactions as you all view them together. Click here to learn how.


Facebook is one of the social media platforms that gives you many different options to connect with people. This site has made many improvements in the social media world with its Messenger app. Here is what you can do with Facebook:

  • Share written, photographic, and video content with friends
  • Send written messages to individuals and groups
  • Individual and group voice calls
  • Individual and groups video calls
  • Create public or private groups to connect and share content with others that share a common interest with you
  • Host a watch party to see videos in real time with friends
  • Host online events to connect with your online network


Although this platform was originally created to send pictures that would disappear, the platforms now has new features that will allow you to do the following:

  • Send videos and images
  • Send written messages
  • Play quick games
  • Video calls
  • Voice calls

This guide from Hootsuite can help you create a Snapchat if you don’t already have one

 As you read, there are many different ways you can stay connected and spend time with your friends and family no matter where they are! This list is just a sneak peek of the awesome features that social media platforms have created for us to stay connected with our friends and family.

We can all get through this quarantine together while keeping ourselves and others safe by staying at home! Diana Chico. Account Executive | UP Advertising 

Published by UP Advertising LLC

Founded in 2013 Up Advertising is a full-service multicultural advertising and digital marketing agency specializing in reaching diverse ethnic groups nationwide. We create marketing visions and innovative multicultural campaigns around those visions for brands to gain customer loyalty and market share with their target audience. Our approach is both strategic and tactical to establish lasting relationships with our clients while accomplishing immediate objectives. Finally, we ensure that campaigns are cost-effective and measurable. With more than 17 years of experience UP Advertising is the #1 Multicultural Marketing Agency in Atlanta. UP Advertising knows the importance to give back to the community, we work together with Latin American Association, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, NMSDC and many non-profit organizations to help others, we believe that by helping others we help ourselves to be better people and citizens. Our corporate experience covers to small and mid-size companies. Our category and market experience covers advertising, banking, education, entertainment, financial services, franchising, government, technology, medical, non-profits, publishing, real estate, telecommunications and travel & tourism. No matter what industry or culture you and your company represent, Up Advertising is happy to answer your multicultural marketing questions and needs. Call or email us to see how we can effectively manage your campaigns

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