The first thing we all wish for when we miss someone is to be able to see them. Sometimes doing this in person is not feasible for everyone. We are stuck in our busy lives to such an extent that we don’t even realize how distant we’ve become from our loved ones. But it’s the 21st century, right? Although we still don’t have flying cars yet, we sure have Video Calling always at our disposal. The reason behind this is the mass availability of high-speed internet and smartphones which makes video calling convenient and affordable.
We have listed a few video-calling apps for android smartphones that are sure to make your video chatting experience, a very pleasurable one. All these apps are available for free on the Google Play Store.
Google Duo is undoubtedly one of the most popular and easy-to-use apps that lets its users make video calls in high definition. All you have to do is install the app, verify your phone number and connect it to your google account, and you’re ready to make video calls to the people in your contact list.
This video calling app not only provides the option of chatting with a maximum of 8 people at once but also offers end-to-end encryption, ensuring privacy to its users. It also has the “knock-knock” feature which gives a live-video preview of the person calling you and if somebody you’re calling doesn’t pick-up, you can also leave a short video message.
One of the oldest apps that introduced us to video calling is Skype. It is not only available for mobile phones but provides video calling and voice calling on computers, tablets, smartwatches, and X-Box one console.
Skype can be used to call landlines or mobiles from anywhere in the world and also shows live subtitles of the conversation occurring during the video call. Offering HD video calling this app is most suited for professional business calls and allows a maximum of 25 people in the group chat.
You can log-in to the app using your Microsoft account and explore many other features of the app such as text messaging, voice messaging and media sharing. However, the app consumes a lot of data and only works well in high-speed internet areas, as it does not compromise on its quality.
Facebook is a big name on the social media platform and its messenger app is widely trusted and used. Although a messaging app, it also offers the features of video calling and voice calling. The app is easy to use and you can log in via your Facebook account or register by verifying your phone number.
The video chatting feature of the app is designed in such a way that dull moments of life become fun and enjoyable. You can use effects, filters, emoticons, stickers, and GIFs to enhance your experience. The feature of group chat, as well as group video calling, is also available along with the sharing of photos and videos.
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Although WhatsApp is widely used as a messaging app, its video calling feature is also an impressive one. This app is a whole package when it comes to staying connected with our loved ones. It not only offers instant messaging and voice calling but also gives the feature of video calling with anybody in your contact list directly from the chat.
Although the quality of the video call is not that good, it saves one from the hassle of downloading separate apps for messaging and video calling. The app uses the phone’s internet connection for making video as well as voice calls thus saving the user from worrying about the expensive calling charges.
IMO is another reliable video calling app that is available for android as well as apple smartphones. This app differs from other apps in the claim that it uses considerably fewer data as compared to other video calling apps. Although the video quality is not 4K the images are clear and satisfactory.
The app also has text messaging, voice calling and other common features along with video calling and also allows users to share photos and videos. The installation process is also very simple as all it requires is the verification of the phone number and you’re all set to video call your friends or family.
Although it provides a satisfactory video calling experience its one drawback is that it is ad-supported.
Originally a feature of Google+ Hangouts was later developed by Google as a product aimed at quality enterprise communication. This is an excellent app when it comes to the quality of the video calls and stands at par with Skype and Google Duo.
The app is mostly pre-installed in android smartphones and you can quickly login using your Google account. The app offers the feature of group video chat with up to 10 contacts and does not compromise when it comes to quality. Other features include messaging, sharing of videos, photos, and location as well as Emoticons and GIFs to enhance the experience of communication.
With over 1 billion users worldwide Viber is another popular video calling app that is available for android, apple as well as windows smartphones. Through this app, the user can make free calls anywhere in the world, send text messages and even video calls by tapping on the video call button after a voice call has been initiated.
Viber provides safe communication and has a user-friendly interface. Just like other apps, the feature of group video call is also available along with fun games to play with friends
JusTalk app is not that well known but is another video chatting app that you might like as it also offers fine quality of video-calling. The app allows you to record your video calls and also provides the feature of doodling on the face, making the experience really fun and enjoyable.
Additional features are photo and video sharing, text messaging as well as group chatting. The app performs well on all networks and provides a fair voice and video quality.
Tango is a cross-platform messaging app that allows its users to voice chat or video chat with other users of this app. The installation process is easy and requires only the verification of your mobile number so you can start calling your friends and family. There are around 400 million users of this app and its global video service gives the feature of live broadcasting to all its users.
To make the experience more enjoyable you can send stickers, photos, and filters and also play games while on the video call. You can also talk to strangers on its public chatroom platform or keep the conversation personal with your close ones.
Line is a messaging app that offers the feature of voice calling and video calling from anywhere in the world. The app has over 500 million users and offers high-quality video calling free of cost. You can use various filters and effects while video chatting with people and also gives the option of a group chat with over 200 people.
The app is available for iPhones, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, and even Pc. There are over 10,000 stickers and emoticons to choose from along with a sticker store where you can discover new and fun stickers. Other than high-quality video calling this app also lets you share videos, photos, and locations.
You can also follow accounts of various famous celebrities, artists, and brands and stay updated with the upcoming news.
So these were some of the best video calling apps available for free on the Google play store, which will surely make you feel close to your people even when you are a thousand miles away from them.