Our social connections are a key factor in our well-being. It is proven that family and friends have a huge impact on our happiness, and the more quality time we spend with them, the higher our spirits are.

Feeling close to and valued by other people is a fundamental human need, and our well-being is dependent on the well-being of our social networks. This means that the happier our family and friends are (and our community as a whole), the happier we ourselves will be.

Welcoming the Friends Mode

Because of our busy routines, millions of people around the world rely heavily on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc) to interact with friends, family, or their close circle, but how true are we being to ourselves and our feelings with each of our posts or publications? Is the phenomenon of social comparison making us show things about ourselves that are not actually representing how we are feeling?

Backed by research and positive psychology, we decided to take a step forward and encourage the users of analyze.life to improve the kind of connections they have with their loved ones.

The latest update on our happiness app, analyze.life, brings you Friends Mode. Now you will be able to connect with your friends and family in a different way, see how happy they are and how their lives are progressing, give and receive their support, send them hugs, and understand happiness together.

These are very small actions that will take very little of your time and that you’ll be able to do right from your iPhone. Strong relationships are not sustained just by using digital devices and social media, but this new feature may well be a kickstart to build what is known as social well-being – the sum of individual well-being.

We trust this update will be of great value and will encourage you to have more meaningful interactions with your social connections, and that it paves the way to closer and stronger relationships, not just based on the sporadic and superficial actions on social media.

 

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