Fun Ways to Stay in Touch with Messaging Online

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Fun Ways to Stay in Touch with Messaging Online

Staying in touch with friends and family is so easy these days with the internet and our smartphones. It’s important to stay in touch with those that mean the most to us. Messaging online has become so easy with Skype, Facebook, email and messaging online like with the Intel Pocket Avatars App. How do you stay in touch with friends and family by messaging online?

Here’s our favorite ways to stay in touch with friends and family online:

1. Intel Pocket Avatars App. Easily create and send fun, unique messages to your friends and family and “chat funner with the Intel Pocket Avatars App. Just download this fun app to your smartphone. Using the facial recognition tool and voice capture/ recording within the app, you can easily take your messages to a whole new level! It mimics your face and adds your voice using it as an avatar. There is a huge selection of avatars. Communicate with your family as a cow, cat or even as a celebrity. Neat, right?

First, download the app to your smartphone – for Android or Apple phones.messaging pocket avatar

Create an account. It’s easy and free! messaging pocket avatarBe sure you let the app access your camera and microphone. That’s how the facial recognition tool and voice capture/ recording works.


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Select your avatar. I love the animal avatars. It’s funny to watch the animals speak with your voice and the way you move your head!messaging pocket avatar

I actually tried to do it with some of our farm animals – the chickens, goat, bottle calf and one of the horses but it wouldn’t recognize their face. haha! It sure would have been funny though to hear their voice and be an avatar as a different animal or person.

Here’s our first pocket avatar message to you all!

2. Facebook. You can easily chat in Facebook using the fun emoticons they provide. It’s not near as much fun as sending funny pocket avatar messages though! There’s a number of other social networks you can use to send messages online such as Twitter, Skype and Snapchat. I find Skype most useful for business work and the pocket avatar app useful for friends and family!

3. Go Offline. Send a message through the mail! I know it sounds crazy, right? Absolutely not! Do you know how much you brighten someone’s day by sending a handwritten note? It’s so important to step away from our devices and send a note from time to time. How many of you still use mail to send notes or cards? I know I do.

Online messaging is all about having fun with your friends and family! It’s even great for sending special messages for birthdays and holidays. Try it for Valentine’s Day and send your loved ones a sweet message letting them know how much you care.

We would love for you to share your pocket avatar messages with us! Tweet us a message using the Pocket Avatars app! Be sure to tag @giveawaybandit in your tweet! Ask me a question and we’ll send a message back to you!


Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. Intel Pocket Avatars App would be a fun way to interact with friends and family. I’m gonna look to see if it can be added on my iPhone and try it out! Thanks for sharing the info about the app

  2. That would have been funny to see what it would do with a pet. But, I love that the facial recognition software does a good job of tracking human faces. Glad you enjoyed it. #client

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