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FaceTime on Android – 6 Best Video Chat Alternatives App

Is Facetime app is available for Android? Answer is “NO”, Why? Because Facetime is an exclusive app for iOS devices. So why we are writing this post? The reason is straightforward, because there are a lot of alternatives to Facetime available for Android that you can use for Video calling like Facetime app. Now that will also allow you to video or audio call your iPhone friends and for that all you have to do is install one of the app discussed in the post on your friend’s iPhone and your Android device. The features of the following discussed apps are as good as that of Facetime.

Facetime App for iOS only
Facetime App for iOS only

1.Google Hangouts :

Hangouts gives you more ways to talk with chat, video and voice calls, all for free. Hangout app is available on various platform including Android and iOS devices, so you can go straight to Appstore in iPhone and PlayStore in Android device to start installing it. For Android users, it comes preloaded in most of the android device (as it’s a Google App), so you might not have to install it if it’s already there.

Google hangouts App for Android and iOS
Google hangouts App for Android and iOS

What’s more, you can even make calls (video/audio) via your PC or Chrome browser(using Hangout extensionn). It allows you to connect up to 10 users at a time during video chat. And Hangouts also supports emojis and you can even send or recieve SMS & MMS messages.

Get it for : Android, iOS

2.Skype

Skype is a widely used and most popular cross-platform video chat application and thus it is one of the best alternative to Facetime. Skype allows you to make low cost calls to mobiles and landlines too. Thois way you stay in  Keep in touch, even if they’re not on Skype, with low cost calls and SMS to mobiles and landlines on the other side of town or the world. You can also send Photos and Videos without worrying about email size limits or expensive MMS charges.

Skype App for Android and iOS Devices
Skype App for Android and iOS Devices

Get it for : iOS | Android

3.Fring

Fring comes with standard tools for group video chats, instant messaging, video messaging, and picture messaging. Fring charges 1.2 cents per minute, but the app also offers the cheapest rates for calling landlines. Fring lets you register your cell phone number and it is also available on multiple platforms including Android and iOS.


Fring Video Chat App
Fring Video Chat App

Get it for : iOS | Android


4.ooVoo

ooVoo is one of the most used video chatting apps available on the Play Store with more than 90 million downloads worldwide across all platforms. ooVoo is becoming the next big thing in video chatting and it also supports free voice calls.

ooVoo Video Chat app
ooVoo Video Chat app

With the ooVoo’s group chat feature you can add upto 12 users at a time without loosing video or voice quality. ooVoo’s unique SuperClear video technology offers the excellent video quality without increasing data consumption


Get it for : iOS | Android

5.Viber

Viber allows you to calls made to other Viber users only and offers free messaging, video calling, and photo messaging. You can spice up your messages with unique emoticons and emojis. You can also share your location with others or participate in group calls with up to 40 individual users. With Viber, you can download sticker sets, sync the app with your contact lists, and enable push notifications even when the app is off.

Viber for Android and iOS devices
Viber for Android and iOS devices

Get it for : iOS | Android

6.Camfrog

Camfrog is a popular cross-platform worldwide video chat platform with millions of active users and there are thousands of video chat rooms where you can make new friends and video chat with them. You can Video chat with anyone in the Camfrog community no matter whether they’re on an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Mac or PC.

Camfrog App for Video Chat, alternative to facetime
Camfrog App for Video Chat, alternative to facetime

You can also add new or old contacts to your camfrog contact list and Video chat with your friends privately.

Get it for : iOS | Android

Which app do you use for Video chat? Have you ever used any of above? Tell us what you think about these Facetime alternatives via comments down below. Subscribe us and stay tuned with us for latest technology news, Updates and How to guides from Techposts

 

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Written by Ravi Singh

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