So you have WhatsApp or WeChat installed on your smartphone? That’s no big deal, in fact you are not using the latest tech on your devices. Text messages are slowly losing their charm as new chat options have entered in the market. Nowadays, video chat option is more popular rather than text messaging. Text messages are still used by students and professionals, but when it comes to having a meeting with a client, video chat apps are the best way to go. Today in this post, I am going to show you some of the best video chat apps that you can install on your Android device or iPhone and iPad and have a video chat session with your friends, family or prospective business clients.
Why video chat is becoming more popular? It’s for one sole reason – people prefer talking face to face with someone rather than just reading texts or hearing someone’s voice. So that’s why you are going to love some of the video chat apps listed in this post.
Best Video Chat Apps for Android and iPhone:
Skype is the first and the most popular choice for video chatting and is used by a wide range of users, from students to professionals to business executives. With more than 300 million users, Skype has been the longest running app in this category. Though it is a video chat app, it allows you to send text messages and even voice messages. The app is available for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry as well as the newly launched Nokia X smartphone.
Probably the best group video chat app, ooVoo allows you to log in to the app using your Facebook account. Your contacts on Facebook and in your device’s phonebook will be linked. The best part about this application is that you can add up to 12 of your friends in the group chat. Instant messaging is also available with this app which can be downloaded on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone.
Tango is counted as one of the best chat applications but it is the video chat option that makes it literally stand out. Creating an account is not difficult at all as once the app is downloaded on your smartphone, all you have to do is enter your phone number (which is already added), you email address and your name to create an account. There is absolutely no need to create and remember a password. With Tango installed on your phone, you can not only video chat with your friends but also send voice messages and instant messaging too. This group video chat app is available for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone and even Blackberry.
Fring is another app to video chat with your friends and like all other apps in this category, it also offers similar features but a great thing about the app is that it offers comparatively cheaper rates for making phone calls to cellphones and landline systems. Fring can be counted as one of the best group video chat apps as it allows you to chat with 4 of your friends at the same time.
If you think Camfrog is just another video chatting application like the rest of the app in this list, then my friend, you are wrong. It is a video chat app, but unlike other apps that allows you to chat only with your friends and the ones in your contact list, Camfrog allows you to have a video chat with a complete stranger. Now I would say that’s a unique feature! The app is available to download for Android, iPhone as well as Windows Mobile users so go and try it out, who knows you might just get yourself a date!
These were 5 of the best video chat apps that allowed group chatting features as well, except Skype. If you are using any other chat app for the same purpose and it didn’t appear in the list, you can let us know about it by adding your feedback in the comment section below. Do share your feedback and if you liked this post, then don’t forget to share the post with your friends and let them know about the best video chat apps.