How To Find And Connect With Old Friends - SCHOOL

Summer Phillips Written by Summer Phillips
Last Updated: 3/26/2021
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How To Find And Connect With Old Friends

This pandemic has induced many of us to go into solitude and hide, but I am sure it has caused us to consider reaching out to old friends, whether from high school or college, or even elementary school. Although we have all been instructed to stay inside our homes to prevent the Covid-19 virus from spreading, that does not mean we have to stop communicating with one another. Lucky for us, we have the technology to keep us connected with our friends. It is not safe to step outside our houses right now and grab a coffee with a friend in person. But, you can have coffee with them over a video chat call like Zoom, over the phone, through email, by text, and even through different social media outlets like Instagram and Facebook. This pandemic does not need to control our social lives because we have technology on our side.

Ways To Connect With People By Using Technology

There are many ways we can connect with people by using technology, but are you aware of all of them? This blog will help explain how to use a couple of different platforms to connect with friends while protecting others from Covid-19. Not only that, but this blog will teach you how you can collect some of your old friend's new phone numbers, email addresses, and social media accounts. These tips will help aid you in your journey to connect with your old friends.


Zoom was created by Eric Yuan back in April of 2011. Zoom allows people to do video conferencing anywhere at any time. Eric Yuan wanted to create software that would halt the idea that you had to show up to every meeting in person because it can sometimes be extremely tedious for people depending on where the meeting is being held. This video conferencing software has become so popular that regular people use it to connect with friends, not just for business meetings.

How To Make A Zoom Account

  1. Go to the Zoom website and tap the sign up button
  2. You will then be given two options: create a new account or log in using a single sign-on (the single sign-on will connect with either your Facebook or Google account)
  3. Assuming you chose to make a new account, Zoom will send you an email with a link
  4. Log in to the email account that you used and click on the Zoom email, and then the link that is attached
  5. The email link will take you to the Zoom website again
  6. The Zoom assistant will ask you to download the app onto your computer desktop

How To Create A Zoom Meeting

  1. If you are using a computer, you need to first login to your Zoom account.
  2. Once your account has been opened, click on host a meeting. You can spot this on your top right
  3. You will then see three options: video on, video off, screen share only
  4. You will then be taken to a different screen, which will provide you your invitation URL. This is what you can send to your friends via text or email to invite them to the call.

How To Connect With Friends On Instagram

Using Instagram to connect with old friends is a great way to communicate with others. There are so many different ways on the app that you can talk to other people. But first, let me teach you how to make an Instagram account first:

  1. First, go to; from there, you will see a signup button.
  2. Instagram will then ask you to provide your email, username, and password.

Now that you have made an account, I can teach you to navigate the social media platform. Assuming you are using Instagram from your laptop, you should see a search bar at the top of the web page. This is how you can find your friends. Type in their first and last name. After scrolling through the list of names, you should find your friend's account (if they have one). Click on their name; this should redirect you to their Instagram page. At the top of their page, you should see a follow button; click on that.

Looking at your computer screen, you should see a house, a paper plane, a compass, a heart, and a circle that contains your profile picture in the top right-hand corner. If you click on the paper plane, it will take you to your message center. To the left, you should see a piece of paper and a pen. If you click on that, you will be able to message your friends you follow on Instagram. Another great way to connect with people through Instagram is by commenting on their photos. When you go to your feed, which can be done by clicking on the house button at the right corner of your screen, you will be able to see all of the people you follow Instagram posts. You will see a heart, a speaking bubble, and a paper airplane at the bottom left of the post. By clicking the speaking bubble, you will be able to comment on their post. You can post things like "Great Photo" or "Let's Hang Out Soon."

How To Connect On Facebook

The first step when it comes to connecting with others on Facebook is creating a Facebook account. To do so, you need to go to the Facebook website and click create a new account. Follow the directions, and then once you are done, the company will send you an email with a link that you will need to confirm. Once you successfully do that and make a Facebook account, you will be ready to start searching for your friends.

How To Find Friends On Facebook

One of the best ways to find friends on Facebook is by using the main search bar found on your feed. Type in your friend's first and last name into the search bar. Facebook has filters you can click on, such as a people filter, business filter, and education filter. If you know the business or a school your friend works at or attended, you can add that into your search. A list of people will pop up with the same name. Hopefully, you will decipher which one your friend is based on the profile pictures and filters.

An Easy Way To Connect With Friends

If you want to connect with your friends quickly and easily, you can use a people search engine such as GladiKnow. GladiKnow contains over a billion records on people all over the United States. This advanced people search engine can provide you all sorts of information on your friends. It can even provide you their social media usernames, so you do not have to search for them yourself. Best of all, this report will come instantly and is 100% confidential. This report will provide more than just your friend's contact information. It will provide relatives' names, criminal history, bankruptcies, employment history, past and present home address, and so much more. If you do not have your old friend's current information such as phone numbers, new last names, email addresses, and home addresses, GladiKnow can provide all of that. Check out this link to find out more about people search engines.

There is no need to stay disconnected from your friends during this pandemic when we have all this technology at our fingertips.


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