Adapting to the new technology on smartphones, iPads, tablets and phablets has bridged the chasm of distance for senior adults and they now conveniently connect with their children anywhere in the world.
And the most accessible and convenient among these technologies are instant messaging apps such as Viber, WeChat, Snapchat, MessageMe and Ajura — with the popular WhatsApp leading the pack.
According to the latest industry figures, there are nearly 70 million active monthly WhatsApp users in India, and the number is growing. Free messaging and calling app Viber recently announced that it has over 40 million registered users in India.
For the elderly in India, mobile messaging with call option has changed the way they used to communicate with their loved ones in the past. And withi more and more Internet-based and smartphone-based applications on the anvil, being virtually present with your kids abroad will not be a far-fetched dream.