10 best video calling apps for Android

by: Joe HindyAugust 1, 2016
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best video calling apps for android
Video calling has officially become mainstream. Many of today’s chat apps, including Apple’s eponymous Facetime, include video chatting functionality. These days, chat apps without some kind of video chatting concept feels like it’s falling behind. If you want to hang out face-to-face with your friends, here are the best video calling apps for Android.


BBM best video calling apps for androidBBM

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
BBM has had a lot of ups and downs since it was released a few years ago, but it seems to have its ducks in a row now. One of its more recent feature additions was the ability for BBM users to video call each other. The feature works as you would expect and it tends to work well for most people. It may not be the best idea for you to switch to BBM, but if you already use it or you already like it, then there’s no real reason to leave it to look at other video calling apps.

Get it now on Google Play!


hangouts best video calling apps for androidHangouts

[Price: Free]
Hangouts is Google’s answer to Apple’s FaceTime and it’s one of the most popular video calling apps on Android. 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 still one of the more solid video calling apps 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!


justalk best video calling apps for androidJusTalk

[Price: Free]
JusTalk is one of only a few video calling apps that focuses on video calling first and other features second. It is cross-platform and uses your Facebook account to help you connect quickly to your friends and family. Some of the other features include group chat, free phone calls over data, and it even has things like doodling in video chat and games. Generally, if you’re using something like Hangouts or Skype already, there isn’t much of a motive to leave for something like this. However, if you want something that’s essentially just a video calling app, this isn’t a bad choice.

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


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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


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!


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    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.

    • Omaha Siliwangi

      Most of weChat user download from alternative download side.

  • akhil j

    Imo is a nice app to do video calls with less amount of data spending.

  • Olivier Weber

    WeChat has nearly 800 million users, not 100. Granted, most of them are in China. The glaring omission from this (very good) list is Facebook Messenger, which does video calling very well. Finally, I can’t wait for WhatsApp to finally introduce video calling. What is taking them so long? Is it a ploy by Facebook to give an edge to Messenger?

  • Omaha Siliwangi

    None of my friend use BBM anymore. BBM is now identic with old-days/failure

  • Buras Mohammed

    have note 5 920i want languages français

  • Mohsin Latif Virk

    imo is best

  • pcmyinfo m

    Try viotalk free instant video chat messaging with live video streaming

  • Thalia Whitestone

    All these suck. Whatsapp crashes your phone, no matter what fricking update you use, and the button to record a voice message sticks and thats it, over and over. Viber is shit and constantly says “no connectivity.” LINE, you cannot adjust volume so it is deeply disturbing! All of these stupid apps are fucked and deeply disturbing