Download Video Calling - Best Software & Apps

  • WhatsApp Messenger

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Send free text, audio and video messages from your Android phone

    8
    35339 votes
    • PROS: Lets you send photos, audio, video, location, and links, Group messaging, Works across different platforms, Support for Android Wear, Syncs with web version, Free calls, Save chats automatically to Google Drive
    • CONS: Only works if the other person has the app
  • Messenger

    (Facebook Messenger) varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Text, voice calls, and video calls now included

    8
    13500 votes
    • PROS: Supports chats, voice calls, video calls, Support third party apps, Easy to use
    • CONS: Compatible apps require new download
  • imo free video calls and chat

    9.8.000000011461

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Another messaging app you don't need

    8
    5976 votes
    • PROS: Voice and video calls, Share photos, Group chat, Completely free!
    • CONS: Offers nothing new
  • Skype

    8.33.0.50

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    7
    29106 votes
    • PROS: Group videoconferencing, Talk-chat-type, Excellent audiovisual quality, Calls to mobile, Integration with Facebook
    • CONS: Requires a good connection, High consumption of resources, Some features are extra
  • Telegram

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Fast and secure messaging app

    8
    701 votes
    • PROS: Supports group chats, Share videos up to 1GB, Send batches of photos, "Snapchat" style Secret Chat, Higher level of privacy compared to WhatsApp
    • CONS: Voice messages supported but no voice calling, Small user base compared to WhatsApp
  • WeChat

    2.6.0.1018

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac
    BlackBerry

    The popular chat app from China gets an English version

    9
    504 votes
    • PROS: Simple and easy to use, Excellent file transfer and screenshot tools
    • CONS: No video or audio support
  • Viber

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

    8
    3171 votes
    • PROS: Very simple to use, Notifies you of contacts who are on Viber, Decent call quality, Send photos and videos, Stickers and emoticons to liven up chats, Group messaging with up-to 100 people, Hold & Talk feature
    • CONS: You may have to convince friends to switch to Viber
  • Snapchat

    9.20.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Private photo and video sharing on your phone

    7
    1124 votes
    • PROS: Fun idea, Easy to use
    • CONS: No parental options, Scans phone, Facebook, and Twitter for contacts
  • Yahoo! Messenger

    0.8.288

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    Pocket PC
    Java

    The new instant messenger from Yahoo!

    6
    3413 votes
    • PROS: Amazing video quality!, Highly customizable, Great privacy settings
    • CONS: Animated backgrounds are ad-ridden, Long installation process, Too much bloat
  • LINE

    5.12.1.1857

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    Send messages and make free calls from your PC

    7
    5050 votes
    • PROS: Free calls and messages, Group chats, Many stickers, Minimalist interface...
    • CONS: ...that's not very appealing, You need to have the LINE app on your mobile
  • Live Talk - free video chat

    2.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free Video Calling Software for Smartphones

    8
    249 votes
    • PROS: This can be a viable option for those who do not wish to pay for more complicated software bundles., Not much memory will be required during the download process.
    • CONS: Some users have complained about the number of in-app purchases., The app itself is not appropriate for younger users.
  • Google Duo

    APK

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Simple and reliable one-on-one video calling between mobile devices

    9
    200 votes
    • PROS: The innovative knock knock feature allows you to see who is calling before you answer, Extremely simple interface to use, Specialized to work specifically on your mobile phone or tablet so there's nothing you don't need and everything is directed to one purpose: making video calls
    • CONS: No voice only option, No compelling reason for IOS users to switch to Duo from Facetime for calling other iOS users, Both users need to have Duo installed to start the voice call
  • RIOT

    0.4.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Web Apps

    Reduce photo size without losing any quality

    8
    153 votes
    • PROS: Excellent compression results, Works with many different graphic formats, You can preview results in real time
    • CONS: Doesn't prompt you to save before closing the app
  • Tango

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Free video calling and messaging app for Android

    7
    432 votes
    • PROS: Simple to set up, Make free calls over 3G, 4G or WiFi, Easy to use, Good call quality, Play games, listen to music, send animations and more, Good friend discovery and social features
    • CONS: No group video conferencing, Limited privacy settings
  • ooVoo

    7.0.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Web Apps

    ooVoo

    7
    6965 votes
    • X-Lite

      4.9.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      An introduction to VoIP

      6
      245 votes
      • PROS: Free to download, Introduces VoIP
      • CONS: Just a demo, Full version requires subscription, <strong>NOTE</strong>: The wrong keyword was attached to this description. In order to submit, I have to include it 3 times: Software 1032, Software 1032, Software 1032.
    • FaceTime

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone
      Mac

      Video chat done the Apple way

      8
      49 votes
      • Google Voice

        1.6.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone
        Android
        Web Apps

        Make international phone calls from your iPhone or iPad, using your Google number

        10
        2 votes
        • Free Video Calling  Live Random Chat Apps  All

          2.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          A free program for android

          8
          5 votes
          • Paltalk

            11.6.604.17056

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Talk and video chat with people from around the world

            7
            648 votes
            • PROS: Chat with hundreds of people , Lots of chatrooms, Supports audio and webcams
            • CONS: Too many banners, Difficult to get to grips with, Free plan is a bit too limited
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
          #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
          19.8.00000001146159768.4Android, Windows, iPhone
          2(Facebook Messenger) varies-with-device135008.3Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
          3varies-with-device353398.3Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
          47.0.4.069657.4Windows, Android, Web Apps
          58.33.0.50291067.2Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
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