Recently, the Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has launched the video calling facility on its app.
It was first launched in the Beta version of the app, and then it came in the regular version, too.
Clearly, the move was to keep pace with the recent trend in the virtual world – the growing use of videos as a media of communication.
The popularity of video calling has seen continuous growth in the last months. Keeping with the trend we have prepared a list of best video calling apps.
Skype is one of the oldest apps providing the facility of video calling. Developed by the software giant Microsoft, it is used by more than 250 million people worldwide.
This cross-platform app can be accessed and used using various devices such as computers and smartphones. It also provides the facility of text messages and voice messages. You can download the app free from the play Store.
This app is developed by Google and is very popular among the Netizens worldwide. This is, too, a cross-platform app and was primarily developed to rival the Facetime app of Apple.
Hangouts provides all the conventional facilities of a messaging app such as voice and video calling along with text messages. Another great facility available in this app is to make a group video call where you can add up to ten participants in a single session.
Hangouts can be downloaded free from the Play Store and in case of many Android phones, it came as a pre-installed app.
Viber was first developed as an app to make free phone calls over the Internet. Later, it was further developed as a complete messaging app with all the conventional facilities like voice and video calling.
Even, you can use this app to call non-Viber users on their phone numbers by buying Viber Out credits. However, the app is available free in the Play Store.
Line has one of the largest user bases in the world with more than 600 million users.
Its immense popularity is due to its facilities ranging from cross-platform compatibility, group chat, instant messaging, and of course video calling. You can download this app from the Playstore without spending any buck.
Though not widely known as other apps mentioned above, KakaoTalk is also a very good messaging app which comes with instant messaging, video and voice calling.
More than 150 million people have used this app. The additional facilities include voice filters, Android Wear support, group chat, etc.
The app is available free in the Google Play Store.
Besides, there are many other apps also offering video calling facility such as JUsTalk, WeChat, etc. So, download any one of them and start talking with your friends and relatives.