Google Hangouts: Hangouts is relatively easy to use for anyone with a Google account (most people). You can use it for text chatting, but it has a video chat feature that works across devices.
Zoom: The WIRED staff uses Zoom for meetings every day. It's free and it's easy to use. The service works with up to 100 people per meeting on a free account, so it can be a good tool for creators or teachers to continue offering classes and seminars remotely. Just install the app on your phone or computer, share your code (or an invitation link) with your friends, and off you go.
WhatsApp: WhatsApp works around the globe, making it great for keeping in touch with people, no matter how far away they live. It also uses end-to-end encryption, meaning your chats, phone calls, and video sessions are private.
Phone a Friend: Nope, this isn't some fancy new app or must-visit website. Pick up your phone and give someone you're missing a call. If you're not used to talking on the phone, it might be a little awkward, but we think hearing someone's voice is the next-best thing to hanging out in person.
Face Time! With your iPad, iPhone, simply face time your family.