The operation of this new platform is very simple: once we have given permission to access our camera and microphone, it will automatically connect us with another person who may be waiting at any point on the planet.

It works very smoothly, and on the top left you can see at all times a countdown that warns you when you are approaching the end of the 120 seconds you have.

Also, it’s nice that you don’t have to create an account to start using it. Once you have granted permission, you will be seeing someone else in a matter of seconds.

The developer of this platform, Feross Aboukhadijeh, says he created Virus Cafe to “help people trapped at home by COVID-19 make meaningful connections with strangers”.


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