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Helpful apps for virtual visitation

On Behalf of | Mar 11, 2024 | Child Custody |

In a recent post, we explored one of the ways in which technology is playing a pivotal role in fostering strong connections between co-parents and their children. Virtual visitation, facilitated by a variety of apps and platforms, has become an essential tool for many families in which children travel back and forth between their parents’ homes.

These technologies not only enable regular communication but also support the sharing of life’s important moments, better ensuring that both parents can actively participate in their children’s lives regardless of physical distance. Below, we review just a few of the helpful virtual visitation apps and platforms that have proven to be invaluable for many co-parenting families in the U.S.

Google Duo and Hangouts

Google offers two reliable communication tools: Duo for video calls and Hangouts for messaging and video conferencing. Google Duo is known for its simplicity and high-quality video calls, even on slower internet connections. Hangouts provides a versatile platform for chats and group video calls. While good for all age groups, older kids who already use other Google-based features on their devices may particularly appreciate this integration.


Toontastic is a creative storytelling app that enables children to create their own cartoons with a little help from their parents. It offers a fun and interactive way for families to connect creatively, allowing parents to participate actively in their child’s imaginative play and storytelling.


Kinzoo is a family-friendly messaging app designed to make digital communication safe and fun for children. It provides a platform for sending messages, photos and videos in a secure environment, perfect for parents and young children. Its user-friendly interface and strict privacy controls make it a trusted choice for co-parenting families.

These are just a few of the electronic apps and platforms that may help parents more effectively manage their virtual visitation arrangements as successfully as possible. Trying a variety of options can help parents and kids find those that best meet their needs.