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
25 May 2020, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Azar allows you to talk and make friends with people from over 190 countries. Over 400 million downloads worldwide and more than 80 billion matches. Azar allows you to meet someone new at the turn of each swipe. You can easily explore new cultures and people from all over the world. You can meet new people from all over the world through live video calls.
- Select the region and gender of your choice and start building new conversations
- Add new people to your friend list and spark conversations
- Send and receive messages/video calls with existing friends
- Don’t be afraid of foreign languages! Chats are translated in real time
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
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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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