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Remote workers missing the office – from the camaraderie to the ability to concentrate – have found ways to recreate it, whether using background sounds or working video calls.

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Many have turned to apps that facilitate such calls, the BBC reports, with several seeing rapid user growth during the pandemic.

Caveday is a bit like remote co-working, connecting multiple people and arranging group activities, while

FocusMate connects individuals who work alongside each other, with the idea being that you keep each other on track and get to chat to someone new.

Do you find it easier to concentrate when around colleagues? Do you think video calls can work the same way? Join the conversation.