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Best video call apps

Today, communicating with friends and family has been made very easy by technology. Video calling is at its forefront as it has officially become mainstream. Reconnect with whoever you wanna talk to with a quick conversation using the best video call apps that you will find on this list.

1.LINE

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LINE is a free communications app that lets you send messages to your friends and make video calls. The app is famous for its funny and cute stickers.

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Communication

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  • Amy Franklin

    by Amy Franklin

    I have this app on my phone for the longest time and I have been getting by with my LDR thanks to this app. Great way to hold video calls for free no  More

  • Vicky Hu

    by Vicky Hu

    I video call a lot since it's for my work. Plus, I video call with my family that lives in Texas, too. I found LINE: Free Calls & Messages. It's a More

2.ooVoo

Free download
ooVoo provides free, high-quality video chat, messaging, and voice calls so you can stay connected with the people who matter most. Share and make memories with friends and family around the world, anytime, on any device.

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  • Gary Diaz

    by Gary Diaz

    I was really used to facebook messenger for a long time that I didn't pay attention to other venues for video calling. This app offers group chat acro More

  • Samuel Richards

    by Samuel Richards

    I think ooVoo is a video call app that misses the mark. You miss calls because it never rings on your side. It is also hard to navigate through your m More

3.imo

Free download

With imo, you can make a video call with your friends from your smartphone. It works on Android and iOS devices. Also, you can send messages and share photos and videos. 

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Everyone

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Communication

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  • Linda Zhong

    by Linda Zhong

    I like how I can live stream, as well as conduct single and group chat sessions in here. Even the premium version is just very cheap. The features giv More

  • Nicole Ferguson

    by Nicole Ferguson

    Love the group video call option. Allows me to do a video call with several members of my family at the same time that I never get to see in person. A More

4.WhatsApp

Free download

WhatsApp Messenger is a mobile and desktop messaging app which uses a phone's Internet connection or Wi-Fi. This free app allows users to send multimedia, make calls for free, arrange group chats, and customize notifications and UI.

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  • Kevin Qiu

    by Kevin Qiu

    There's more to this than just making video calls and while this may be one of the best apps for video calling, it's other features are the ones that  More

  • by Rose Cruz

    My tween daughter asked me for permission to download this, so I installed it to check it out. I can see how this would be useful since tablets do not More

  • Mary Foster

    by Mary Foster

    WhatsApp has become very popular in recent years. It's an alternative to messenger with some fun features.

5.Skype

Free download

The app version of the famous software. You can call your friends wherever they are. Also, the app lets you create groups and send reactions, emoticons, and GIFs. It has domestic and international call features. 

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  • Li Song

    by Li Song

    All our office meetings have been via Skype and its really reliable depending on the internet signal I guess. I'd say it's one of the top apps for vid More

  • Craig Cooper

    by Craig Cooper

    Since microsoft bought skype there has been nothing but improvement. The call quality was already excellent but to me it has gotten even more better s More

6.Google Hangouts

Free download

Google Hangouts comes with every Android app, is also available on iOS and can also be used on a PC or laptop. It has messaging features as well as group conference calls, online chat gaming, and VoIP calls to landlines. 

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  • Wendy Lee

    by Wendy Lee

    I have my G suite on my office PC so I use this app all the time. Really efficient for scheduling all those video calls and conferences that I have to More

  • by Nathan Owens

    Google Hangouts is a great service and now you must have the app for your smart phone. I love Google Hangouts and use it all the time. Now with the an More

7.Ceerus

Free download

Ceerus is a free app for iOS and Android devices that lets you send secure, encrypted messages. This app is ideal for individuals and companies who want to send video calls and messages in a secure environment.

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  • Michael Gutierrez

    by Michael Gutierrez

    This is actually a cool app both for messaging and making calls on iPhone for free. It's decent and reliable

  • Víctor Espinosa

    by Víctor Espinosa

    If yourey worried about your privacy, ceerus is great for sending video calls. I send them privately without worry now.

8.Viber

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Viber is popular and reliable. It automatically adds your contacts so that you can send texts, stickers, emojis and make voice and video calls. You can also share photos and videos and make international and domestic calls at reduced rates.

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  • Bella Zeng

    by Bella Zeng

    Me and my pals use this to the point that we don't really call each other via phone anymore. This is just more fun and easy to use since its free. Just make sure you have the internet to make free calls

9.Facebook Messenger

Free download

Facebook has a separate messaging app to run alongside its social network service called Messenger. It has loads of free stickers, animated GIFs, voice, and video calling and it even can even be set as your default SMS app.

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  • Ridhi Sharma

    by Ridhi Sharma

    This is my default video-calling app. Not that complex compared to others but does the job and tbh who doesn't have Facebook nowadays?

10.ICQ

Free download

ICQ is a leading instant messaging service provider with a global online community. ICQ offers live chats with a nice interface design and integration with other platforms, securely encrypted calls, high-quality video calls and many more.

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Social & Communication, Chat & Instant Messaging

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  • Tyler Rose

    by Tyler Rose

    Great cross-platform video call app. I like this a lot and the quality for calls is really good too

  • Raquel de los Santos

    by Raquel de los Santos

    ICQ is ancient messaging technology. It's amazing that it still exists in any form. It's fun.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that it would cost you at least $16 for a three-minute video call back in 1964? This was the time when the Bell company premiered the Picturephone at the World's Fair in New York. This item would serve as the earliest prototypes for video-calling technology. This was a major breakthrough for communication at that time. However, this process required special wiring to work so it wasn't going to work with the existing U.S. telephone network system. Fast forward today, we have all kinds of video call apps for Android or whatever platform you are using. This time around, it is way less expensive and even free sometimes. The picture quality for these video calls is also better than ever.

The online video chat revolution chat was booming by the mid-2000s'. Credit this to the rise of free software, innovative PCs, and widespread broadband. By 2003, all the major instant messaging clients supported video calling. From then on, communicating has not been as monotonous as before. People did find satisfaction in being able to stream their calls with their loved ones using free call apps. Together with the rise of social media over the last decade, video calling had crept in under the noses of the world. The technology of video calls as it is now is already impressive and high-quality. However, it is not surprising if it gets even better in the future. All thanks to a younger generation that saw video as a new communications paradigm, one that is far from the traditional concept of the Picturephone.

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