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How to make friends online using community apps

It can be hard to form relationships as you grow older. Typing “events near me” into a search engine is a good start, but you can do better.

Whether you want to join in group outings or simply find someone to share in a common hobby, community apps offer a lot of ways for you to connect with new people and engage locally.

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Explore mobile community apps

Community apps are designed to connect you with others who share your interests. Visit an exhibit or cultural fair, attend a concert, or learn a new skill. Get back into hiking and spending time outdoors. There are no limits to the types of new experiences you can enjoy with new people using wireless tech.


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Social media vs. community apps

Simply put, social media like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram is usually meant for you to connect with the people you already know and — depending on your preferences — share updates and posts with your followers. 

Community apps, in comparison, are built to help you find events, groups, and social opportunities with people you wouldn’t normally meet in your day-to-day. There can be overlap between your favorite social media and community apps, however, that just makes it easier to find outings and events, double-check information, and add the people you meet on your favorite platforms.


2 friends making plans on Bumble BFF

 Bumble BFF, Meetup, and more

Here are a few of our top community app recommendations:

Bumble BFF

This mobile app describes itself as a “simplified way to create meaningful friendships.” Download it to your motorola edge 5G UW and swipe through user profiles on the 6.8″ Max Vision FHD+ display. Chat with people who match with you and get started on building more beautiful friendships.


Look forward to having more things to do. This meetup app makes it easy to find gatherings you want to attend, including performances, pop-up markets, sports teams, and more —all near you. Join a mystery-lovers book club or take your  Kyocera DuraSport 5G UW dirt biking with other locals.

When looking to meet friends, start just beyond your front door. Find recommendations, news, and happenings right in your neighborhood. Everyone is verified, making it an app you can trust. Get to know the people around you. You may find that connection is just around the corner.

And a couple not-quite-community-apps:

Learn another language by talking with native speakers around the world and even search for partners to practice with near you. While immersing yourself in the new language, Google Pixel 6 Pro‘s Live Translate tool can help you decipher text, lyrics, and even restaurant menus for a fuller learning experience.

This streaming service includes a GroupWatch feature that’s great for hosting a movie night or tv show marathon with new pals. Watch together from anywhere, on the big screen or on your iPhone 13 Pro, and share your reactions. Expand your viewing options with other services, like discovery+, and Sling TV.


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Tech to help you connect

Stop wondering how to make friends online and start making new connections with the perfect wireless device from Cellular Sales. With the latest 5G smartphone, you’ll take the ability to find community events near you everywhere you go. Our wireless consultants offer personalized insight and recommendations, and make sure you leave satisfied.



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