6 Virtual Activities To Do With Friends When You’re Bored


The internet is a beautiful place. The COVID-19 pandemic has made us unable to hang out with friends like we used to, having to stay inside instead. Luckily, with the help of the internet, we can make our boring time more enjoyable by being online. 

Here are six activities you can do with friends online when you’re bored.

1. Watch movies and series

The first thing you can do is watch your favorite movies and series online with your friends. Many production companies have chosen to release movies in theaters and streaming platforms nowadays. 

Because they’re online, we get the chance to enjoy the movies from our homes. This way, we can watch movies and series with our friends through streaming. There are so many steaming platforms that give us the opportunity to watch what we want with our friends.

2. Play online games

People played video games with friends before the pandemic, but the player number has increased in the past year. Now more people than ever are enjoying playing games with friends online. 

You can play base defense games, puzzle games, and first-person shooter games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valorant, and Apex Legends together. You can also play chess or board games. It is a great way to enjoy your time with friends online.

3. Explore foreign cities

Everyone has used Google Maps to look up where to go. But there are other features Google Maps offers. You can use Street View to explore different places and cities with your friends. You can explore the streets of Rio de Janeiro or roam around Las Vegas. 

Also, renowned museums like Baltimore’s National Aquarium and the Vatican Museum have given internet users access to virtual tours inside the museums. 

4. Join different online communities

Another way to make boring time beautiful is by joining communities. Suppose you and your friend love writing. You can join different writing communities around the world that run their activities online. This way, you will get the chance to read more, increasing your knowledge. 

You can also get top-notch writing tips and tricks from famous writers on those platforms. There are many forum sites and websites for writers like Medium and Buzzfeed. 

If you are a Reddit or Facebook user, you can find different subreddits and Facebook groups dedicated to your interests.

5. Learn a skill

If you have a high-demand skill, you can achieve your future goals more easily. You can use your free time to learn something new that can add value to your career.  

Learning efforts become stronger if you have a competitor, so bring a friend along. You can learn skills like digital marketing, graphics design, and web development. Choose anything that goes with your passion or your educational background. 

6. Learn new recipes

Who doesn’t love food? But what about making your own? There’s an endless number of recipes online. Just use an app like Discord or Messenger to have a video call with your friends while making the food. You can follow a recipe you found online or create something of your own by experimenting. This way, you’ll have fun while getting better at cooking. 

There are so many activity options. These  are just a few. There are no limits when spending time with your friends.

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  1. Still surprised that while writing about virtual activities how can you forget about social media platforms as they are the biggest platforms in order to get the best virtual activities.

  2. I was introduced to Wikipedia in 2007 by the age of 15, a year before the Olympics took place in USA I remember. I was like a kid at that moment, exploring foreign countries, finding out their national flags brings me so much joy. Reading Wikipedia after school had become my only hobby. I can still remember rushing back from the school thinking about what I will find out today,

  3. Looking for some virtual activities to spice up your hangouts with friends? How about diving into the adrenaline-packed world of online gaming? As a fan of shooters, particularly CS GO and CS 2, I can attest to the thrill of teaming up with friends for intense matches. Not only do we have a blast strategizing and competing, but we also bond over our shared love for esports. Plus, hunting for and collecting unique skins like from the link adds an extra layer of excitement to the experience. So why not gather your crew and embark on a virtual gaming adventure together? It’s sure to keep boredom at bay!


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