vivo encourages people to explore ways to virtually bond with friends during lockdown, through fun and interactive group game apps available on their smartphones.

The extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) may leave you longing for your friends even more, but who says you can’t have fun with them over the internet? Here are 5 online activities to help you virtually bond with your pals.


Gather up the gang and download Houseparty, a multi-purpose video calling app that allows users to play fun in-app games. Unleash your inner artist with a round of “Quick Draw”, prove that you’re the wittiest in the group with “Chips and Guac”, show off your stock knowledge with “Trivia”, and laugh your heads off with a game of “Heads Up!”

Actual conversations

Quarantine or not, use video call apps to talk to friends about our worries and troubles, check up on each other, and maybe even play “Never have I ever” or “Two truths one lie” to get to know them better. Break the awkward virtual conversation barrier by getting a few “shots” in to make it a fun “e-numan”, but only if you stocked up on alcohol before the quarantine.

Netflix party

Miss heading to the cinema to catch the latest flicks? Why not try the Netflix Party extension on Google Chrome. Netflix Party allows users to stream their favorite Netflix shows and movies together with friends. What’s more is that whatever you’re watching will be synchronized across all devices in the party–so you need not worry about playing or pausing at the same time.

YouTube party

Much like Netflix party, Google Chrome also has an extension that allows users to stream YouTube videos together. Pretend that it’s gala night and head over to “The Shows Must Go On” YouTube channel to catch free Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals every Saturday. To crank things up, don a gala night outfit and flaunt your style.

Virtual photoshoot

While you’re all dolled up, invite your friends to try out the latest social media trend of “virtual photoshoots”. Look for a fitting background and pose like your life depended on it. Quality shouldn’t be a problem as long as you’re using a vivo phone. Its back and front cameras create consistent high quality images–making for a worry-free virtual photoshoot.

By eccentricyethappy

Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance community manager/social media manager, chatbot builder, social media consultant, and web developer. She is managing her other blogs under lifestyle, food, music/concert, and Hallyu niche. Last August 2020, her first website project, Choose Khiphop is one of the news authority about Korean Hiphop. Five months later, she and her friends formed a podcast called +82 Khiphop Podcast. In 2018, she had her stint as The Itchyworms' social media manager which lead her to do music photography in her spare time. A year later, she had a short stint as road manager for the local band, Join The Club. Currently working as freelance community manager and a PR manager.