10 best video calling apps for Android

by: Joe HindyNovember 10, 2015
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best video calling apps for android
Video calling is becoming a bigger deal. Let’s face it, have you seen a futuristic movie or TV show where video calling wasn’t the standard? As it turns out, that change is happening right now and you can get in on it anytime you want. Let’s take a look at the best video calling apps for Android! Please note, all of these allow you to make video calls for free.

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Facebook Messenger best video calling apps for androidFacebook Messenger

[Price: Free]
Facebook Messenger has really grown up since its earliest days and one of the features that came along the way was video calling. This is accessed by using the phone icon and then by selecting to make a video call. In our testing, the calls were pretty decent and we didn’t have any real problems. Facebook users are already essentially married to this app even if it’s a bit bloated. That means many of your friends probably already have it installed.

Get it now on Google Play!

Facebook Messenger best video calling apps for android


hangouts best video calling apps for androidHangouts

[Price: Free]
Hangouts is Google’s answer to Apple’s FaceTime but it comes with far more features. Hangouts is primarily a messaging service but you can also use it to send SMS messages. On top of that, you can also make voice and video calls at your leisure. Video calls can have up to ten participants and it also works cross-platform so you can call someone on your phone and they can answer on their computer. It’s also totally free and pre-installed on many Android devices.

Get it now on Google Play!


icq best video calling apps for androidICQ

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
ICQ has been around for a very long time. So long, in fact, that it was a competitor to AOL Instant Messenger before being bought by AOL in the late 90s. These days, ICQ is a fairly solid video calling application that also has a built-in messenger service. The video calling works rather well and the messaging side of things is also good. It brags about being able to work over 3G web connections and even comes with a password lock for security.

Get it now on Google Play!


kakaotalk best video calling apps for androidKakaoTalk

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
KakaoTalk is a very popular messaging service that boasts more than 150 million users worldwide. It’s also a decent video calling app. The majority of the app is free to use and that includes messaging and video calls with add-ons being the only thing available for purchase. It also comes with voice filters, group chats, and even Android Wear support. You can also add friends using their Blackberry PIN if they have one.

Get it now on Google Play!

KakaoTalk best video calling apps for android


Line best free calling apps for androidLINE

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
LINE is another immensely popular messaging platform that claims to have an astounding 600 million active users around the world. As it turns out, it also does video chatting. Much like Hangouts, there is cross-platform support so you can make calls using your computer or your cell phone. Along with that, you’ll get instant messaging, social networking features, group chats, and a lot more.

Get it now on Google Play!

Line best voice calling apps for android


oovoo best video calling apps for androidooVoo

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
ooVoo is a messaging service that is getting more and more popular. The hallmark feature of this app is the ability to share video conferences with up to 12 participants which is more than pretty much all of these other apps. Along with the video calling, you’ll get a built-in messaging service that includes group chats, free voice calling, cross-platform support, and much more. It’s a solid option worthy of consideration.

Get it now on Google Play!

oovoo best video calling apps for android


Skype best video chatting apps for androidSkype

[Price: Free]
Of course, everyone knows about Skype. It’s among the most well-known names in video calling out there and as you’d expect, it has an Android app. It boasts a user base of 250 million people which is quite good. The app has undergone plenty of positive changes over the last couple of years as well. It features a decent texting service and voice calls along with the video chatting capabilities. It’s also cross-platform so you can use it pretty much anywhere.

Get it now on Google Play!


tango best video calling apps for androidTango

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Tango was one of the first really good video chatting apps available on Android. Over the years, it’s been added to and improved which has resulted in a full-fledged messaging service complete with video and voice calling. This one also has a discovery feature that lets you find new people to talk to if you’re bored or lonely. There are also a host of group chats you can enter to talk to people about similar interests. It’s unique and fun to use.

Get it now on Google Play!


viber best video calling apps for androidViber

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Originally, Viber was a unique application that was billed as a great app for making free phone calls. It has since improved and been added to and, much like Tango, has turned into a full-fledged messaging service complete with voice and video calls. You can also buy Viber Out credits to make calls to non-Viber users on regular phone numbers if you’re looking for a way to do that. It also has Android Wear support, social media support, and cross-platform support.

Get it now on Google Play!

viber best video calling apps for android


wechat best video calling apps for androidWeChat

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Last and certainly not least on our list is WeChat. This is another very popular messaging service with over 100 million installations to date. It features the standard stuff we’ve come to expect from apps on this list, including solid video and voice calling along with messaging. WeChat also lets you find new friends using a location-based feature called the Friend Radar and it comes with a desktop application.

Get it now on Google Play!


Wrap up

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  • Markoff

    WeChat is fine unless Chinese government listening your conversation and censoring your messags if their contain keywords they don’t like.

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  • sandeep

    you should try VCall as well. very neat lightweight app.

  • Brando

    WeChat has 100 million from Google Play. It’s only a small percentage of the World Wide use of that app considering it’s as popular in China as Facebook is in America. Just that China does monitor what Chinese people post on their WeChat wall.