Because you can’t always be with your friends and loved ones you need to rely on different means of communication and one of those options may be video chats. Video chats can end up being as personal and fun as a chat in person and they can convey a whole lot more meaning than a text message or email. Here’s a look at a variety of apps all dedicated to providing users with the ability to engage in video chats.
The best iPad apps for video chat
18 Oct 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
One of the many high-quality official apps by Google, Google Duo brings its users a high quality one-to-one video calling experience. This is a cross-platform app so it allows you to interact with those who don't have an iPhone. All video calls are fully encrypted to ensure you have your privacy. Additionally, you can also see a preview of the caller prior to picking up the call so that you know who is on the other end. When you are low on bandwidth, you can use the voice call feature.
- Official app by Google Inc
- High-quality one-to-one video calling
- Preview of the caller
- Fully encrypted calls
- Voice calls for low bandwidth situations
This app provides a unique way to keep in touch with your loved ones as you get real face time with your friends and family no matter where they are in the world. You can leave little "love note" videos for your spouse at work or catch up with an old friend in a real way. Sharing beautiful moments has never been easier as you send snaps and audio with one tap in walkie-talkie style. The app also features group messaging. It is completely free to download and use.
- Keep in touch with loved ones
- One on one or group interactions
- Audio conversations walkie talkie style
- Share beautiful moments throughout the day
- Free app with unlimited usage
Get messaging and video calls for free with Tango. This amazing video chat app is compatible with your smartphone or tablet and lets you keep in touch with anyone, anywhere. Users can text, send photos, or stickers, audio or video, as well as location messages, all for free. Reach anyone in the world with Tango. Users can organize a group call for family and friends, or even do business with colleagues. Tango also functions as a social network, so users can share videos and photos with followers, or meet and interact with interesting people in public chat rooms.
- Messaging and video calls
- Compatible with smartphone or tablet
- Text or send photos
- Reach anyone in the world
- Social network
How would you like to communicate with all your loved ones for free? The ooVoo app gives users that ability as they take advantage of free voice calls, video calls, and even text messages. It's never been more cost-effective to chat with friends and family and you can even engage in a video chat with up to 12 people all at the same time. Start conversations as a phone chat and then switch to video with ease, use this app with any of your networks (WiFi, LTE, 3G, and 4G), the sound quality is crisp and clear, and the app is integrated with your Facebook, address book, and Whatsapp contact information.
- The app is streamlined and simple
- Make free voice calls, video calls, and send free text messages
- This one is integrated with your address book, Whatsapp, and Facebook
- Start a conversation as a phone call and switch to video
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If you're tired of those mobile bills that seem rather astronomical, then it's time to look into the imo free video calls and chat app. This app makes it possible to enjoy video chats and messages between friends and family for absolutely no money at all. Despite the fact this one is free there is no sacrifice made to the quality and you will even get the added assurance that your conversations are kept private since they are encrypted. It's not just video chatting and messaging though: you can also share photos and add stickers to your messages. This app uses WiFi, 3G, and 4G and allows for unlimited voice and video calls, and messages.
- Send free messages
- Add stickers to your messages
- Share photos
- Enjoy unlimited free voice and video calls
- The app uses WiFi, 3G, and 4G
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Just because you don't live close to family and friends doesn't mean you can't connect with them on a regular basis. The Glide app makes that possible by giving users the ability to send and receive video messages whenever the moment strikes. Just think how wonderful it would be for grandparents to get a special video from the grandkids, parents getting to check in with their child who is away at college, and even for long-distance romances to blossom. Record your video of up to five minutes in length and share it with an individual or a whole group. Added features include being able to record in the dark, make use of the filters, and zoom in and out.
- Record a video and send it to loved ones
- Send the video to an individual or a group
- Make use of the filters
- Zoom in and out
- Record in the dark
You can now enjoy one of the most popular social networking apps right on your mobile device thanks to the Skype for iPad app. This app makes it possible to chat with all your family and friends through video or instant messaging no matter where you are or where they are. More than 300 million people around the world use Skype so that means you’ll have a massive network to chat with. You can also send photos instantly through the app, make use of the Skype Credits to make phone calls to landline numbers, and you'll be able to contact people on their computer, mobile device, and even their TV as long as they have the app downloaded.
- This one is user-friendly and smooth
- More than 300 million people use Skype around the world
- Make calls to mobile devices, computers, and TVs
- Send photos instantly through the app
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How would you like to be able to hang out with all your friends and family, whenever you want, even if you aren't in the same country? That's what the Hangouts - free messaging, video, and voice app makes possible. With this app you'll be able to engage in group chats with up to 100 people at a time. Converse by voice calls and video calls and really get your point across with Emoji's, stickers, and share photos. Phone calls to Hangout members are always free and you can call other numbers for a fee. If you like you can connect your Google Voice account which allows for integration of voicemail, SMS, and your phone number.
- The app makes connecting with loved ones a breeze
- Use Emojis and stickers
- Share photos
- Voice calls to other Hangout members are free
- You can have group chats
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If you want to be able to get a hold of your friends and family quickly and easily the Text Me! app can help you do so. This one features free texting as well as free video and voice calls. Now there is no excuse to not reaching out to your loved ones. It's not just free, it's free unlimited picture and text messaging to numbers in Canada, the U.S., and a number of other countries. There is a group texting feature which can come in handy when trying to organize or collaborate with others. If it's voice and video calls you're interested in making, you can do so to any number in the U.S.
- Enjoy free unlimited picture and text messaging
- Enjoy group texting
- The app offers free video and voice calls to numbers in the U.S.
- The app is user-friendly
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Calling all Vonage customers: the Vonage Mobile app is a must-have tool so you can stay in touch with loved ones at all time. This one feature free voice calling and free video messaging. Video messaging allows you to share not just your thoughts but convey how you're feeling since they can see and hear for themselves. You'll be able to use this app on up to five of your mobile devices and take advantage of the free group and text messaging as well. This one uses 4G, 3G, and WiFi. The user interface has been set up to be simple, smooth, and streamlined.
- This one is very easy to use
- The app can be used on up to five mobile devices
- The app uses 4G, 3G, and WiFi
- Enjoy free video messaging and voice calling
- Enjoy crisp and clear sound quality
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Don't let anything hold you back from chatting with your friends and family; instead, rely on such tools as the WeChat app for free calling and messaging. This one supports photo sharing, video and voice calling, and free text (SMS and MMS) messaging. Chatting is free no matter where you are calling in the world and you can engage in a group chat with up to 100 people. Use stickers in your messages, meet new people through the app, and enjoy playing games with friends. There are plenty of features and tools to be explored in this one.
- The app is user-friendly and loaded with tools
- Enjoy free calling and messaging
- Share photos
- Enjoy free text messaging
- Add stickers to your messages
- There is a group chat feature
- Customize the look of the app
- Meet friends through the app