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best alternatives to FaceTime on Android
One of the more difficult tasks when moving from iOS to Android is finding a replacement for the ubiquitous FaceTime. What makes it tough is that FaceTime is, admittedly, a solid video chatting application and everyone on iOS uses the service. There are a ton of video chatting apps on Android but only a few of them come close (or even surpass) FaceTime in the video chat space. Here is our list of the best alternatives to FaceTime on Android.


Glide best alternatives for FaceTime for AndroidGlide

[Price: Free]
First on our list is an application called Glide. This one is a bit different from most video apps. This is technically a video messaging service where you record video messages and send them to people. The person you’re messaging can watch you record the message live but this isn’t so much of a live video chatting app as it is a video messaging app with some live chatting features. Either way, it works rather well.

Get it now on Google Play!


hangouts best alternatives for FaceTime for AndroidGoogle Hangouts

[Price: Free]
Google Hangouts is likely the recommendation you’ll get when asked about a good alternative to FaceTime. Hangouts is a messaging application that supports messaging, voice calls, and video calls. You can do text chats with up to 100 people and video chat with up to ten people at the same time. It also comes with video filters, stickers, emoji, and plenty of other features under the hood. Your Android device may have this pre-installed so it’s a good first step.

Get it now on Google Play!


icq best alternatives for FaceTime for AndroidICQ

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
One of the lesser known alternatives is an application called ICQ. This app gives you free video calls and it works rather well with limited stutters and issues. It supports group chatting, HD video chat, messaging, and calling features similar to Google Hangouts. It’s also cross-platform which is something we always like to see in a messaging application. It has a few issues here and there but it is an all-around good experience.

Get it now on Google Play!


Line best alternatives to FaceTime on AndroidLINE

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
LINE is another popular messaging service used by people all around the world. This one features free voice and video calls to your contacts and that feature works about as well as you can expect. It does focus more on the messaging part of things and there you can get stickers and various other features to make your texting experience better. Overall, it’s a good app to try out and it’s also cross-platform!

Get it now on Google Play!

Line best alternatives to FaceTime on Android


oovoo best alternatives for FaceTime for AndroidooVoo

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Oovoo is yet another combination service that combines texting, voice calls, and video calls all in one application. It’s intensely popular with almost a million reviews and over 50 million downloads worldwide. This one features free video calls with up to 12 participants and includes built-in functionality to detect changes in connection speeds to help avoid dropped calls. It works exceptionally well and is a real contender to an app like FaceTime.

Get it now on Google Play!

oovoo best alternatives for FaceTime for Android


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Skype best alternatives to FaceTime on AndroidSkype

[Price: Free]
Everybody knows about Skype. It’s a heavy hitter in computer video chatting and it’s also on mobile devices. On top of cross-platform support, Skype is renown for its stability, popularity, and its many features. You can also text and voice your Skype contacts entirely free with an option to buy minutes to call actual phone numbers. There are some issues here and there that Skype is working out, but overall it’s a positive experience and you can video chat with up to 10 people.

Get it now on Google Play!


tango best alternatives for FaceTime for AndroidTango

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Tango is one of the oldest video chat apps on the Android platform and has had a lot of time to improve and expand over the years. It’s a full-fledged chat application that features text chats, free video calls, and free voice calls. There is even a discover feature if you want to meet new people with similar interests. It’s a powerful video application and was one of the first really good FaceTime alternatives.

Get it now on Google Play!


viber best alternatives to FacetimeViber

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Viber is another application that’s been around for a long, long time. It initially started out as a calling application but has since graduated to a messaging client and a place where you can make free video calls. The app boasts over 600 million users worldwide which is among the most of any messaging application or video chat app. There is also a social feature that lets you check the latest happenings in the world. It even has Android Wear support!

Get it now on Google Play!

viber viber best alternatives to Facetime


wechat best alternatives for FaceTime for AndroidWeChat

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
WeChat has one of the larger install bases on Android with well over 100 million installs to date. This popular application has the whole package with messaging, video chats, and voice calls. They’re all free of charge as well. Some of the unique features include group chats with up to 500 people, stickers, free video calls anywhere in the world (as long as you have data), and much more. It also works cross-platform so your friends with an iPhone can still video message you.

Get it now on Google Play!


zangi best alternatives for FaceTime for AndroidZangi

[Price: Free]
Last and certainly not least on our list is Zangi. This is a newer and lesser known option so it may not have as many users as many of these other options. It boasts the ability to have video calls over low-data networks including 2G and Edge which is a boon for people stuck in areas with weaker signals. It includes some decent security features as well. It’s meant for low-end devices which is great if you don’t have the latest flagship phone.

Get it now on Google Play!


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Joe Hindy
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