New website WindowSwap is your window to the world

A husband-and-wife duo created a website that allows you to look out a window from around the world.

Called WindowSwap, the service allows users to view 10-minute video recordings of windows from different places like Stockholm, Sweden, Monterrey, Mexico, and Singapore.

“My husband and I were growing bored with the view from our window — so we created a place on the internet where you can open a new window somewhere else in the world,” wrote BoredPanda user Sonali Ranjit one month ago, claiming to be one of the site’s creators.

To help cure the boredom of the coronavirus quarantine, WindowSwap is “a place where strangers can swap views from their windows to [help] us all feel a little bit better till we can (responsibly) explore our beautiful planet again,” added Ranjit.

By clicking through the generator, users can view a tractor traveling a field in Bangalore, India, with music playing on a radio softly in the background. The colorful skyline in Instanbul, Turkey, looks down at children playing on a playground, just as the sun starts to set. In Okinawa, Japan, a patron eats food at an open-air restaurant while the ocean ebbs in the background. Sirens blare near a rooftop in Paris, as the Eiffel Tower is barely visible.

“Please share and send us your views to help grow this warm little corner of the internet,” Ranjit wrote. Horizontal videos shot looking out a window or balcony can be submitted to [email protected].

Window Swap allows you to see through strangers’ windows.