I live in Hong Kong and most of my family and friends are back in India. I have been here for nearly 5 years now.
Before this, I stayed away from India back in 2011, when I was in the US on an exchange semester. Skype was still a thing back then and that is how I connected with family. I still owned a QWERTY phone with an actual keypad.
However, today, all my communication is on WhatsApp and that is how I speak with family too.