Download Free Video Calling - Best Software & Apps

  • WhatsApp Messenger

    2.19.137

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

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

    8
    40249 votes
    • PROS: Group chat with personalization options, End-to-end encryption, File sharing with up to 100 MB size, Support for syncing and Android Wear
    • CONS: Requires to be downloaded on other devices to enable communication, Data charges can be still applied, Communications in WhatsApp are shared, Lacks extra contents other than communication
  • Messenger

    205.0.0.18.110

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Get in touch with your friends: text, voice calls, and video calls all included

    8
    15856 votes
    • PROS: Personalize your chat box, Light and dark theme, Create group chats, Send document files
    • CONS: Cluttered with features, Calls may consume large amount of data, Cannot check Facebook notifications through the app, Requires log-in
  • imo free video calls and chat

    9.8.000000011461

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Another messaging app you don't need

    8
    7805 votes
    • PROS: Voice and video calls, Share photos, Group chat, Completely free!
    • CONS: Offers nothing new
  • Telegram

    5.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Fast and secure messaging app

    8
    908 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
  • Skype

    8.45.0.41

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    7
    29324 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
  • WeChat

    2.6.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    The popular chat app from China gets an English version

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

    10.52.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    In a snap!

    7
    1394 votes
    • PROS: Create and send your own Bitmojis, Unique geofilters for each location, Video chat with up to 16 people, Locate nearby snapchatters through Snapmap
    • CONS: May be hard to keep up with constant new updates, Not beginner friendly, Does not provide analytics, Not ideal for landscape viewing
  • Viber

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

    8
    3393 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
  • LINE

    5.16.2.1932

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Send messages and make free calls from your PC

    7
    5104 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
  • RIOT

    0.4.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Web Apps

    Reduce photo size without losing any quality

    8
    165 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
  • Yahoo! Messenger

    2.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Windows

    Another messaging service? Yahoo?

    7
    203 votes
    • PROS: Nice looking and easily navigated, Plenty of features, Yahoo! and MSN comunity memebers will find all they need, Geotagging yourself in a messenger app could have its uses
    • CONS: No one I know really uses Yahoo! or MSN, You have to explicit login to use
  • Google Duo

    49.0.236391473.DR49_RC05

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

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

    9
    222 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
  • Live Talk - free video chat

    2.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free Video Calling Software for Smartphones

    8
    270 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.
  • X-Lite

    4.9.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    An introduction to VoIP

    6
    246 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.
  • Tango

    6.5.233394

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Free video calling and messaging app for Android

    7
    484 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
    Web Apps
    Android

    ooVoo

    7
    6981 votes
    • FaceTime

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone
      Mac

      Video chat done the Apple way

      8
      58 votes
      • Paltalk

        11.6.604.17056

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Talk and video chat with people from around the world

        7
        663 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
      • Google Voice

        19.11

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone
        Android
        Web Apps

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

        9
        3 votes
        • RingID

          4.4.1.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Android
          iPhone

          Free chat and video calling application for smartphones

          8
          12 votes
          • PROS: There is no charge to download this software, RingID offers many of the same functions as larger platforms
          • CONS: This package is not yet able to support 4G connection speeds, Some complain that the audio quality of calls needs improvement
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