Top 5 Free Video Calling Apps for Android & iOS

Last Updated: May 21, 2015

Smartphones in Market of nowadays are not like the 80’s ones, although the smartphones are for communicating with one another either on social networks or making calls. With this modern phone technology, people across the world can instantly communicate with their loved ones and friends via voice calls, text messaging, emails and video calls with the simple touch of a button.
Regardless of whether you have an Android or iOS powered device, there are many video calling apps that can help you keep in touch with your friends. Here are the top 5 free video call apps for Android and iOS that is featured most.

All the applications that would be listed below are free for download and using. You can search the Google Playstore or Apple Store for them and download them free of charge.

1. Skype ( Android | iOS )
skype for android and ios

With over 700 million users across the world, Skype has dominated the video calling industry for many years. Its compatibility stretches far beyond smartphones and tablets to other devices, such as PCs and television sets.
Apart from free video chat, Skype also offers instant messaging between users. Users can also make VoIP calls to other phone numbers but at a small fee.

2. ooVoo ( Android | iOS )
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Many Facebook fans undoubtedly love ooVoo, considering that the app can upload your friends list to its contacts page automatically once you link it with your Facebook profile. Voice calling or instant messaging is free only between ooVoo users, but costs a little amount to call cell phones and landlines. The best part about ooVoo is that it allows you to chat with up to 12 different users at a time. You can also post quick status updates to keep in touch with your friends.
tango for smartphone

3. Tango ( Android | iOS )
If you are looking for a simpler and more straightforward video chat app, then Tango should be your first choice.
The app supports free voice calls, photo sharing and text messaging between members. The app allows you make group calls to 50 people. All you need to sign up is your first name, phone number and email address. Moreover, you can play games, customize your profile and send music messages.

4. Viber ( IOS | Android)
Viber only supports chats between Viber users and it offers free video calling, photo messaging and text messaging. The app allows you spice up your messages with unique emoticons. You may also share your location with other users or engage in group calls with 40 individual users. Moreover, you can download stickers, sync the application with your contact lists or enable push notifications whenever the app is off.
5. Google Hangouts ( iOS | Android )
Google is known for its ability to bring people together and the Google Hangouts video calling app is based on this inspiration. Hangouts enables you to have a video chat with up to 10 other users via both mobile networks and Wi-Fi. You can also share personal photos in the process. In fact, the app is directly integrated into the profiles of Google+ users and the service works across different platforms, allowing you to make video calls to your friends irrespective of the device you are using.
There you have it the best video calling apps . While all of these apps are free, that only applies if the communication is restricted between users.
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