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Video Calls with Family & Friends can Help Combat Loneliness Amid The Pandemic

More than 90 percent of people feel that virtual and remote activities have helped them to stay connected with others during the pandemic, while 75 percent of them said that these activities helped to improve emotional health

Video Calls with Family & Friends can Help Combat Loneliness Amid The Pandemic

Sentinel Digital Desk

A recent research has found that around 90 percent of people feel that video calls have helped them to combat feelings of loneliness amid the pandemic. The survey conducted by video-conferencing platform Zoom in collaboration with Qualtrics Research revealed that 50 percent of people have used video calls for business purposes.

52 percent of them appreciate having a choice between virtual and physical meetings as they feel "hybrid workplaces will save time and provide convenience."

Sameer Raje, General Manager and Head of India, Zoom, said that India adjusted and adopted video call platforms rapidly. It was not just a shift in technology but in behavioural mindset as well.

"As we look forward to a hybrid world, Zoom is ready to empower organisations with solutions that ensure physical safety and virtual security of their hybrid workforce. We are excited to see the role of video unfolding in the future," Raje added.

As per the sources, the report finds that in India, the most common use of video calls are seen in:

• Education (72 percent)

• Celebration/social gatherings (62 percent)

• Events (59 percent)

• Entertainment (58 percent)

• Business (50 percent)

• Telehealth (42 percent)

It is to be mentioned that more than 90 percent of people feel that virtual and remote activities have helped them to stay connected with others during the pandemic, while 75 percent of them said that these activities helped to improve emotional health.

The survey revealed that when it comes to business travel, 39 percent expect to travel more post-pandemic, while 37 percent expect less travel than in the pre-COVID era.

Zoom said that that it emerged as one of the top video calling apps in India, having high levels of awareness (85 percent) and usage (72 percent) and 61 percent of respondents using it over seven days.

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