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It has never been easier for expats to keep in touch with family and friends with the help of social media and instant messaging. No matter where you are and what time of day it is, sending a message is just a click-of-a-button away from your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

To help you keep in contact with your loved ones we have put together some practical tips:

Write a blog
A lot of expats decide to start a blog to write about the things they are doing and describing their new experiences. Blogging platforms like or are easy to use and to write an update to a wide audience, your blog will allows everybody to read what you’re doing. It’s also a good way to keep a memory track, letting you to go back on your memories in years to come.

Share your photos and videos
Once you‘ve moved to a new country, it’s inevitable you’ll have taken thousands of pictures and obviously you will want to share them with your loved ones. Photo apps like have been created to manage and share your photos easily, a  great way of allowing your friends to see your new adventure. You can also use other platforms as dropbox to upload and share pictures.

If you’re not as techie person, there’s still exists email! Email is great tool as it allows you to write as much as you want and send it to whomever you want. You can also attach photos, documents and videos, send e-cards on special occasions and keep a log of your conversations.

Social Media networks
Social networks are one of the most popular ways to stay in touch. One of the most popular social media networks are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat,etc. In all of them, after you create an account, people are able to follow your profile and updates. For example Facebook, allows you to post live updates about what you’ve been doing, upload photos, videos and also instant chat with friends. Joining Facebook groups in your new home or local business groups is also a good way to associate with likeminded people and that can help you settle in.

Calling program
If you don’t like typing, use an Internet calling program such as Skype, the most famous software that allows you to talk with via web-cam and free of charge. There is another similar tool available for Apple customers, FaceTime application but is only for users that have an iPhone or iPad.

No matter how but always keep in touch
The conclusion is that you need to find the best method for you. Whether you’d prefer to write, chat, call or blogging, you need to find the most effective way for you, no matter where you are.


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