Download Video Calls - Best Software & Apps

  • WhatsApp Messenger

    2.19.69

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

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

    8
    38594 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
    15107 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
    7289 votes
    • PROS: Voice and video calls, Share photos, Group chat, Completely free!
    • CONS: Offers nothing new
  • Skype

    8.42.0.60

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    7
    29229 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
  • Hangouts

    2017.1019.418.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Google's platform for instant messaging and videoconferencing

    7
    1470 votes
    • PROS: Simple and minimalist interface, Video calls to multiple people, Apps available during video calls
    • CONS: No audio calls, Chrome must always be open
  • imo for Windows 10

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Stay in touch easily with imo for Windows 10

    8
    996 votes
    • PROS: Simple manageable interface, Unlimited free voice and video calls
    • CONS: Limited customisation and contact management options, User base smaller than major rivals
  • Viber

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

    8
    3342 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
  • Skype for Windows 10

    14.34.81.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Video chat, texting and instant messaging in one

    7
    1794 votes
    • PROS: Supports video chats, texting and instant messaging, High quality video chats, Automatically imports contacts from Microsoft accounts, Lots of emoticons, Free group video calls and screen sharing
    • CONS: Interface looks a bit sparse, Contacts may need editing after importing
  • 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
    214 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
  • Google Hangouts

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Connect with more people with Hangouts

    8
    47 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Multi-platform, Supports large groups, Can send files
    • CONS: Video calls lag, Difficult to end calls, Delayed notifications
  • Tango

    6.5.233394

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Free video calling and messaging app for Android

    7
    462 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
  • Skype

    8.16.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The phone of the 21st century

    6
    96 votes
    • PROS: Group conferencing, Chat messaging, Excellent audio/video quality, Make calls to mobile devices, Facebook integration
    • CONS: Requires a good connection, Uses a lot of resources, Some features cost extra
  • ooVoo

    7.0.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Web Apps
    Android

    ooVoo

    7
    6979 votes
    • FaceTime

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone
      Mac

      Video chat done the Apple way

      8
      55 votes
      • Skype for iPad

        8.41

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone

        Free chat and video calls on your iPad

        5
        87 votes
        • PROS: Attractive, easy-to-use interface, Supports video chat, History window, Manage your profile
        • CONS: Poor video quality, No SMS
      • Skype Portable

        6.3.0.105

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free VoIP calls anytime, anywhere

        7
        593 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, No installation required, Sharp videoconferencing mode, Lots of features to improve your chat experience, Great sound quality in voice calls, Support for embedded local video on target video
        • CONS: The new interface is huge
      • ooVoo Video Call, Text and Voice

        varies-by-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free App for Smart Callers

        8
        58 votes
        • PROS: Free text messaging and video calls, Ability to send pictures
        • CONS: The interface is rather confusing, Calls are rather expensive
      • Skype Preview

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Stay connected for free

        8
        21 votes
        • PROS: Chat, make voice and video calls, Free preview of great software, Call mobile and landline numbers with low rates
        • CONS: This is only a preview, this is not a full application, Preview only allows messages between other Skype users
      • ooVoo Video Call

        (ooVoo Mobile) 2.5.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone

        A free app for iPhone, by ooVoo.

        8
        24 votes
        • Free Messenger For IMO Tips

          9.8

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          A Manual for IMO

          8
          84 votes
          • PROS: A guide for IMO., Helps users on using IMO., Read offline answers regarding IMO., Enhances the experience of using IMO.
          • CONS: Can’t actually do calls., Not an official IMO app., Users can search for help online instead., Nothing special about the app.
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