3. Try a new virtual hangout
Getting bored of catching up with friends on Zoom? Switch up your online hangout with a different virtual world. Try Gather Town, which allows you to create themed virtual spaces using templates or from scratch (everything from castles to conference rooms), and choose from a range of avatars. When you get close to another person, you can seamlessly start video chatting, with the audio fading out again as you step away. Kumospace is another immersive group video chat tool built within a video game-esque setting. It allows you to build custom spaces from scratch or add personalised touches to pre-made templates, such as logos, music and furniture. It also uses spatial audio, so you’ll also be able to wander around and chat to people, including having chance run-ins, just like IRL.