With the advent of smartphones, people were introduced to a plethora of new features that they could have never dreamt in their lives. Today, a smartphone is almost available to every urban person in all metros of the world. By using this smartphone, people can communicate with each other by via chat messengers, SMS, email, phone calls, and even video calls.
Amongst these communication mediums, the video calling feature is something that has marveled the world over. There are several video calling applications that are good, but there are some that surely set themselves apart from the rest. Here are some very popular video-calling applications that are most suited for smartphones.
In the world of internet if there’s any application that’s synonymous with video calling; it is Skype. This is the undisputed number 1 video calling app for computers and laptops. It continues its legacy with the smartphone version for iOS and Android, as well. With over 700 million registered users, Skype has definitely dominated the video calling segment. The smartphone Skype app offers video chat, video messaging and instant messaging with a plethora of other features for the users. Skype users can make free calls to other Skype users anywhere in world. It’s as simple as that. However, to make calls to an external source such as a landline or a mobile, Skype charges a minimum amount. Given that the quality of calls is good; this app is definitely a must have utility.
We all know that Google has a knack to bring the world together on one platform and they have done this by introducing many applications. One such application is Google Hangouts. This is a replacement for Google Talk that was very popular a few years ago. With the introduction of Google Hangouts, Google entered the smartphone market as well. The best part about Google Hangouts is that you can chat with up to 10 people via mobile networks or Wi-Fi. It does not matter if you have a smartphone or a tablet; Google Hangout will work on each of them.
The name of this app may appear to be a tongue twister at first, but with the features, it surely packs a punch. Once you have downloaded this application, you can integrate all your Facebook contacts with the list of contacts of ooVoo. If you want to make a video call to ooVoo users, then you do not have to pay any money for the call. However, if you want to make calls to landlines and cellphones, then you will have to pay a nominal fee. With ooVoo, you can chat with up to 12 people at a time. This application allows the user to keep a watch on the contacts with quick status updates, as well.
This is a straight forward video and chat application that supports member-to-member calls as well as voice calls. Photo sharing and text messaging is also supported by this application. With the help of this application, you can engage in group calls with up to 50 people. This app will ask you for certain details such as your phone number, your email address, and your first name. One unique feature in this app is the music message feature. Here, you can send music messages to recipients— this feature is powered by Spotify.
This video calling app is touted to be the best app for business communication. Peer, syncs with LinkedIn; thus, professionals can directly talk to you via a face-to-face communication. There are a plethora of features in this video calling app that will be very helpful during voice and video calls. In fact, there are around 90 features in this application. This certainly makes the app convenient to use. With Peer, you can send pre-recorded video messages as invites. Currently, Peer is only available in iTunes, but there is some information floating in the market that Google Play will be soon coming out with its version.
So this was our choice amongst the best in the market. We are sure you might have a few apps to share as well. Do share your comments with us.