Why You Should Stop Using Your Phone to Talk with Friends

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

By Jackson Monroe, OneClick.chat

Research has proved social engagement improves health. Low social engagement has been linked to impaired cognitive function, and development and onset of dementia, according to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. When face to face interactions aren’t an option, socializing virtually can reap the same health benefits.

Video chat and phone calls are the frontrunners in the social communication races, but the multifaceted benefits of video calls make video chats the best option.

Here are four reasons why you should be using video chat, not phone calls, to socialize with your friends and family, including your parents and grandparents.

It’s Effective

Around 70% of a conversation is nonverbal, told from facial expressions, gestures, and other body language. A phone call can only relay a tone of voice, capturing 30% of what is actually being said.

Video chat allows for the visual indicators in conversations to come through so that participants get the key visual clues to understand the conversation.

It Has More Functions

Phone calls allow for one thing: a conversation. Video chat allows users to catch up with a friend or family member, too. That’s not special.

What’s special about video calls is that they bring in the physical. They create event spaces anyone can go to. They allow chatters to throw parties, play games, and add gestures into the conversation. You can watch someone blow birthday candles, watch someone act out their family dinner incident, or play a game like Heads Up!

It’s Easy To Use

Phone calls are simple. Nowadays, you don’t even need to dial a number because you save those of your friends in your phone. It takes seconds and is easy to do.

Video chat giants can intimidate users. At times, the software seems confusing and overwhelming, takes a while to get started, and needs a lot of planning between parties to make sure that they both have downloaded the correct app.

But that doesn’t have to be the case.

OneClick.chat designed its platform to be simple and easy for anyone to use. The company created the software with older adults in mind to make it understandable and hassle free for everyone. It’s an easy to use video chat platform that takes seconds to get into and works straight on your browser, no download needed.

It Strengthens Relationships

Establishing and maintaining relationships can be tricky virtually. A phone call to catch up is a good start, but isn’t seeing someone just better?

Hearing the joy in parents and grandparents’ voices when you call them, especially if it’s out of the blue, is amazing, but even that is unparalleled to seeing them. While you cannot wrap them in a bear hug, video chat lets you see that joy. You hear their voice rise in pitch, see their eyes widen with huge smiles on their faces, and get a sense of connectedness that only comes with looking at someone when they talk.

Video chat allows you to feel more connected than a phone call ever will, but OneClick takes it further by making it quick and easy for you to video chat with everyone in your life.

Put the phone down and get closer to your friends and family with OneClick.