10 Best Free Video Chat Apps for Android and iPhone 2017

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on March 29, 2021 by Larious

You like video calls, don’t you? We all love it. Still, some video calling apps may act awkward on your Android or iOS device. Maybe, you don’t like the interface of some apps as well. That’s when you look for best free video chat apps. For your information, there are tons of such apps available for both iOS and Android. You need to be distinct about them to come up with the best ones. I have written this post to help you with the selection of best free video chat apps for Android & iPhone. Recently, we have also shared free movie apps for Android & iPhone.

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10 Best Free Video Chat Apps for Android and iPhone

I have handpicked a few best free video chat apps for iPhone and Android here, which you can read down below.

1. Skype

skypeSkype is one of the pioneers in video calling. They have started the journey as a desktop application. The best thing about this is you can make calls from mobiles to computers.

The app supports video calls using both the front and rear cameras. You have to pick one before initializing the call. The video calls from Skype to Skype don’t charge you anything as you can make it completely for free of costs.

Apart from video calls, you can avail voice calls to landlines and mobile phones with the help of Skype credits. You can buy them for cheap price. Along with the call, it is possible for you to chat and send media files using Skype.

More Features of Skype App:

  • High quality emoticons to express your feelings in Skype chat.
  • Create groups to send any significant update to multiple recipients at the same time.
  • Share files like photos, audio clips and important documents easily in just one click.
  • Skype Translator can also translate your chat of other languages into English.

Skype for Android | Skype for iOS

2. Viber

viberJust like Skype, I hope you have heard about Viber as well. The app has been using by more than 400 million people all around the world.

Along with the video calling, it allows you to chat with your contacts on your phone as well. The Viber to Viber calls are completely free. If you want to make calls to landlines or other mobiles with no Viber, you will have to spend a few dimes.

Viber uses your phone number as your ID, similar to WhatsApp. And, it is more of a full-fledged chat application more than a mere video calling app.

More Features of Viber App:

  • The only app which is available on a platform like Bada.
  • Smart Notifications feature of this app can save you from distractions as well.
  • Viber app also allows you to show and hide your last seen.
  • You can turn off screen notifications for selected recipients.

Viber for Android | Viber for iOS

3. Google Hangouts

hangoutsGoogle Hangouts is yet another popular video chatting app available for both Android and iOS. In earlier versions of Android, Google used Hangouts as the default messaging client. In real, Google cut down three features and made it into a single app called Hangouts. The calls are free that you can make it to a computer or a mobile.

You can make conference calls with a maximum of 10 members. As Hangouts work on the basis of your Google account, it syncs the information over all the devices. Along with the video call, you can chat and send media s well.

More Features of Google Hangouts:

  • Google Hangout is available for all platforms like Windows, Mac, Android, iOS etc.
  • You can create group of 10 persons for video call.
  • Similar to Skype, it also supports both front and rear camera.
  • This app allows you to call any phone number in the world.

Hangouts for Android | Hangouts for iPhone

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4. ooVoo

oovooYou may not hear about ooVoo. Once you check the download page of the app, you will get to know of its popularity. The download count of the Android app is close to 100 millions.

You can engage in video calls with up to 12 people at a time. Moreover, you can message with them as well. The one-touch call button allows you to quickly switch to video call.

Their superclear technology recognizes the nature of your network and adjusts the configuration on the basis of the same.

The developers have also included an echo cancelling technology for the superior audio quality.

  • ooVoo allows you to create video calling group of 12 peoples.
  • Using this app, you can add masks while doing video calling.
  • You can easily add invite people via Facebook & WhatsApp integration.
  • ooVoo has superior audio quality. (It cancels echo using some complex algorithms).

ooVoo for Android | ooVoo for iOS

5. FaceTime

facetimeNext up in this list of best free video chats for Android and iPhone is Facetime (iOS exclusive). Facetime comes preinstalled on iPhones. In case you can’t find it on your phone, you can download it from the iTunes store.

FaceTime first came into the limelight with iPhone 4 launch. Apple has included the app right from iPhone 4, itself.

You get a convenient medium to connect with your friends, relatives and family members. The app always focuses above your arms.

The best-in-class user interface doesn’t create any confusion. Of course, you can make conference calls to video chat with a group of people.

FaceTime for iPhone

6. Tango

tangoTango is one of the best video chat apps for Android and iPhone. You can use it as an alternative to Skype or Viber.

It supports usual in-app video calls, voice calls and even messages. When you want to share pictures with your friends, you can do that too using this application.

The Spotify powered music messages are one of the unique features of this application. You don’t have to go through a tedious sign up process. All you have to provide is your first name, phone number and email address.

When it comes to group video call, you can include about 50 members.

Tango for Android | Tango for iPhone

7. Google Duo

google duoWithout shutting down their existing video calling application, Google has launched another one called Google Duo, but with more advanced features.

The interface of Duo app is super simple that even a novice smartphone user can get familiar with at once. It is dedicated to phones and tablets only. For the enhanced security, the app uses end-to-end encryption.

The knock-knock feature helps you get a preview of the person calling. So, it helps you guess the mode of the person. The feature can be turned off, though.

Unlike other best free video calling apps for iPhone and Android, this is not an all-in-one platform

Duo for Android | Duo for iOS

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8. Facebook Messenger

messengerRecently, Facebook Messenger has added feature of video chatting as well. Moreover, if you are a Facebook user, then you must be having this app in your phone already (Thanks to Facebook for forcing users to install Messenger app). We tried there video chatting feature on good internet connection and video quality was pretty decent.

The only drawback of using this app is that both users should have an account on Facebook to do video chatting. It is available for every smartphone whether it is Android, iPhone or Symbian.

Messenger for Android | Messenger for iPhone

9. Fring

fringFring is one of my favourite video chat apps for android. No video chat apps can match call quality of Fring. It is available for most of the platforms like Android, iOS & Symbian & it also supports cross platform calling. It’s a basic android app with few features but it’s very powerful.

This app supports gestures like Flip to mute which is really very handy. Undoubtedly, it is best Viber alternative app.

Fring for Android | Fring for iOS

10. Camfrog

camfrogIt is a little bit different app from other video chat apps. If you want to chat with a group of people who have similar taste as of yours, then it is best video chat app.  Though, this app has some rules like you can’t use adult words or abuses in chat room. I recommend this app to all guys who want to interact with unknown people.

CamFrog For Android | CamFrog For iOS

Wrapping Up

So, did you download any of them? I have given you ten of the best free video chat apps for Android and iPhone. If your device has enough storage, you can test each one and stick to the one that suits you the best. If you ask me for my favorite, I will always go with Skype. The rumors say that WhatsApp is going to officially launch video calling. Let’s wait for it to happen.

By the time being, don’t forget to share this article with your friends on social media. In case you know any app better than all the ones shared here, use the comment section to let me know of the same.


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