Video calling has become a main stay in recent times. The improvement of the internet thus increase in speeds has made video calling an easy and inexpensive thing to do. The popularity of Video calling has meant that there are a lot of apps that offer the service. Here is what I consider to be some of the best video calling apps in the play store.
Here’s an app that many of us already have on our phones. This app normally comes pre-installed in many android phones. It’s meant to allow users to communicate via messages or video calls. Video calls on this app can be made via Wi-Fi or mobile network. You can also have up to 10 participants in one conversation sharing photos, emojis, and the rest. I almost forgot, the app is also cross platform. You can video chat no matter the device (smartphone or tablet) you’re using at the moment.
- Can send and receive SMS as well as Hangout messages
- You can use photos, emojis or stickers to speak for you
- Turn a conversation into a video call with up to 10 members
#2. Kakao Talk
This app boasts of up to 150 million users worldwide, so you can see how big it is. I personally got to know about this app because of a friend in South Korea. It’s a great game with a ton of features such as group chats, voice filters, and android wear support. I almost forgot, it also works well as far as video calling is concerned.
- It has a large user base
- It has android wear support
- Ton of cool features such as a Voice filter and more
This list wouldn’t be legit if Skype was omitted. With a user base of up to 700 million registered users, it’s no wonder that the app is famous. There are many features that make it stand out. Features such as the VoIP calls to outside numbers, extensive cross-platform support, and the amazing video call feature being just a few.
- Probably the best video and voice call app in the market
- Group video calls with up to 25 people
- Extensive cross-platform support
There is a desktop as well as the mobile version for this app. It has grown more popular in China in recent years and it doesn’t come as much of a surprise. WeChat does offer great video and voice calling and allows you to find new friends near your locale using the Friend Radar. It’s a great app overall.
- Unique friend Radar feature
- You can share your location in real-time
- You can send animated GIFs in chat
I’m not talking about just any messenger app, it’s none other than Facebook Messenger. Like many of the apps on this list, it has grown in popularity in recent years. The app has been refined to become better and add more features as well. Due to the popularity of Facebook in itself, you don’t have to worry about friends. It also offers video calling and is a great messaging app overall.
- Free calls to your friends
- You can use chat heads to keep the conversation going as you use other apps
- Location feature to let people know where you are
I’d like to recommend Google Duo as the best video call app. It’s a new app in the market from Google and is showing a lot of promise. Try it and let’s know what you think about it.