The first man who held a mobile phone would have never imagined what the future versions of this handheld device will be capable of. Now we can make phone calls, sent text, and multimedia messages, browse all of the internet, play graphic intensive games, do video calls, etc. there is so much that your little smartphone can do. In the recent years, a new form of telecommunication through video calling has emerged. Video calling involves using smartphone’s camera to make a video based telephonic conversation.
In the year 2003, a Sweden-based duo revolutionised the mode of communication with the launch of Skype. Skype used a webcam to stream the live moving images of the callers during a session. With the advent of smartphones, the same technique was imitated in phones. Now there are a tonne of chat clients and apps available for smartphones dedicated to providing a smooth video calling to users spread across the globe.
Here is a list of five best free video calling apps for Android and iOS.
The Messenger app from Facebook is obviously the best choice to start this list. Because of the popularity of Facebook among smartphone users. This is one app that everyone has on their smartphone. Messenger offers what can be said as the most user-friendly interface. Just open the app, search from the list of your friends and tap on the video call button to start a video calling session.
Skype was the first platform to offer video chatting to its users. With over 750 million+ users, Skype is a cross-platform video chat client. Skype offers smooth video calling through tablets, PC, Smart TVs, Smartphones and other devices. Apart from video calling, Skype allows instant messaging, chats, Voice over Internet Protocols and much more. VoIP is available at nominal charges and is the first choice among people stuck with no other option but to make highly priced ISD calls.
A birth child of the tech giant Google, Hangouts aptly justifies its name. Hangouts has an intensive but user-friendly interface to allow user share pictures emojis and much more even when a video call is going on. The app allows video conferencing with 10 people at the same time. As it is available on all platform, Hangouts has a potential to become the next best app for video calling.
A multi-platform app, Viber allows users to make video calls, send multimedia messages and conference calls with up to forty different users. Viber also comes with downloadable emoticons pack to spice up your chats. It automatically syncs your contact list to identify who else on your contact uses Viber.
Used by over a billion users worldwide, WhatsApp needs no introduction. With the last few updates, WhatsApp has now introduced video calling feature. The new feature allows you to make a video call to any of your friends from the contact list. It is easy to use and offers an advertisement free and enriching video calling experience. WhatsApp is immensely popular and is used by almost everyone with a smartphone. The app offers cross-platform operations so there are no issues of compatibility with WhatsApp.
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