Senior Social Media: The Best 8 Free Social Media Apps for Older Adults

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By: | July 31, 2021 | Tags: , , , ,
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Are you a senior frustrated by social media? Senior social media apps can make your online life easier.

The Best Free Social Media Apps for Older Adults

According to a recent survey, more than 60 percent of seniors ages 65+ own a smartphone.

If you’re also one of those adults, who love being smartphone owners, we assume your mobile usage is on a daily basis. Whether you’re a fan of video chatting with your grandkids, used to checking Facebook, or playing games with your friends, credit goes to a social media app.

Smartphones or social media applications cannot only educate but also entertain and even make your life easier. Seniors like you, in order to enjoy everything out of the small computer in your pocket, use the best smartphones. 

The only thing that overwhelms an adult is the availability of over two million applications for mobile today. To ease this, we have put together a list of free social media apps for seniors. These smartphone apps are easy to use and can improve your life to some great extent. 

By reading this post, you get reviews of eight social media apps helpful for seniors.

Let’s start exploring the best free senior social media apps.

Senior Social Media App Reviews

Skype

Skype application for android and iOS offers the easiest video chat feature. Skype makes it easy to talk to the beloved people you love, no matter where they are on the globe. 

You can also use Skype to make voice calls from your phone. This is because there’s a Skype platform available for the majority of operating systems. If you’re not a fan of Skype, you can even try any of the other Skype-like services. This includes FaceTime and Google Hangouts.

Facebook

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Facebook, as the second option, remains the most popular social media site. The social media world is witnessing countless pieces of evidence that teenagers are beginning to abandon this giant social media platform. 

At the same time, about seventy-nine percent of senior adults use Facebook. The report was generated via the Pew Research Center data. Facebook offers you the best way to connect to most people. For someone who uses social media to stay in touch with loved ones, Facebook is a must.

The Facebook app for smartphones is highly customizable as well. You can easily choose what to share with whom, how to set up custom friend groups, etc. Not only this but you can easily control what you like to see and when you like to see it. Whether news-following is your favorite pastime or it is your grandchildren, Facebook has advantages including something for most seniors like you.

Related Reading: The MeWe social media app is considered a Facebook clone.

Medisafe

For age 60 or older adults, one of the most significant problems is forgetting to take prescriptions and get refills on time. Especially for those who may take a variety of medications daily at different times. In fact, nearly about 50 percent of prescriptions filled are not taken on time or as directed by a pharmacist or a doctor.

In this case, Medisafe is the best smartphone app. It will greatly help you in managing your medications by getting regular reminders. All you need to do is simply input your prescriptions and timings. The Medisafe app will create a visual schedule for you, with images of each pill. It will also show a list of potentially harmful interactions among your medicines. 

After creating a schedule, Medisafe will give you reminders when it’s time to take medication, throughout the day. It will also inform you if a prescription is running low. The best part is, Medisafe will alert a friend or family member if you missed any dose.

ThirdAGE

ThirdAGE is another good option for seniors. It is a comprehensive social media app that is highly targeted at Baby Boomer women. ThirdAGE is an ideal place to get health information due to its strong emphasis on wellness as well as self-care. 

ThirdAGE is also an ideal option to connect with other seniors. Especially those who are well-committed to a lifetime of wellness. As a user, you can also publish your own content, or you can view one of the hundreds of videos as well as thousands of articles by other users.

Let’s explore more senior social media apps.

Google Maps

You must have experienced this moment when you are all set to leave somewhere and soon realize you have no idea where your car is parked. Being a senior, if you find this situation happening on a frequent basis, your smartphone can help greatly. 

The good news is, in the case of Google Maps, you don’t have to download an extra app. You will easily find this feature as it is included in one of the most popular navigation apps – Google Maps. It is also a great app for getting directions for somewhere new.

Follow this guide to use the app easily:

  • Open Google Maps
  • Click on the blue dot showing your location.
  • Now click on “Set as parking location” from the pop-up menu that pops up (The parking location will be saved). 
  • Once you are all ready to navigate back to your car, click the blue “Directions” icon.
  • Choose “Saved parking.” 

Related Reading: Here is a Google Maps Widget review.

Blogger

Social media apps have made it super easy to share your thoughts with people across the world. Also, you get the most rapid feedback on your thoughts.

If you’ve ever thought of trying your hand at writing, Blogger is the best platform. Whether you are a fan of robotic arms (Click Here) or love to share your engineering experience, hop on Blogger and start typing. 

Blogger is the easiest platform, to begin with, your own blog. The app features many easy templates offering blog customization. It has an interface that looks very similar to that of a word processor. No need to master coding or be a computer expert. All you need is to know how to type!

Blogger is under the ownership of Google. You can easily connect your Blogger page to other Google accounts such as Google+.

Related Reading: Here you will find information about Blogger software.

Magnifying Glass + Flashlight

As per the studies, one out of three people, age 65 and older, suffers from some form of eye disease. This condition makes it hard for them to read the small print. If you are facing trouble reading forms at the doctor’s office, a restaurant menu, or labels on food packaging, a magnifying app is all you need.

This Magnifying Glass + Flashlight app uses your phone’s camera in order to zoom in on whatever is beyond your sense of sight. Also, you can quickly turn on the light to illuminate the print you are trying to read. With the touch screen option, you can “freeze” what you are trying to read.

MyBoomerPlace

Are you looking for a social media platform that exclusively caters to people around your age? MyBoomerPlace app is exactly what you are looking for.

This smartphone app makes it easy to initiate your own social media page. Meeting like-minded seniors is also easier while using this app. Offering plenty of profile customization options, MyBoomerPlace is a great way to test out social media, especially, if Facebook is not your type. 

Senior Social Media Frequently Asked Questions

What social media do seniors use?

ThirdAge is targeted toward Baby Boomer women. MyBoomerPlace and Medisafe are also considered senior social media.

Wrapping Up: Senior Social Media Apps

Staying active on social media or spending time exploring new features is an absolute solution to your boring life. Especially when you feel connected to your grandchildren or children, whether they live across the street or the globe.

What only matters is your selection of social media apps. We hope this list of trending smartphone apps will make your life even more entertaining and connected. 

Readers, please share so seniors discover the best 8 free senior social media apps.

I look forward to your views in the comments section. Can you suggest more websites for elderly people?

This post was contributed and made possible by the support of our readers.

  1. Ryan K Biddulph

    You have a few new ones here. I love the add of Google Maps because seniors and even younger folks can use it to seamlessly travel. We fire it up here in New Jersey to find the quickest way between spots. Waze helped save us many times during a recent 5 month trip to Panama. Think crowd-sharing as Waze users not only reported traffic but also point out where cops wait beside the road with radar guns. Not technically legal but….of well, LOL.

    Ryan

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ryan,
      I love Waze and use it frequently. I appreciated your comment about Google Maps: Although this article about senior social media was written targeting seniors, anyone can benefit from these helpful apps.
      Thanks for commenting.
      Janice

  2. salma

    Senior people can enjoy talkwithstranger free chat now to spend their loneliness

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Salma,
      I never heard of this service. Thanks for letting us know. Is the “stranger” a real person?
      Janice

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