Best apps to make video calls on Android

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We will show you how to make video calls on Android and which apps you should use for it.

There are many video chat apps available on Android. Each app has its pros and cons, but some stand out as the best for their ease of use and available features. With many options to choose from, you are probably wondering, what is the best video chat app on Android?

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Here are the eight best apps for making video calls on your Android smartphone.



WhatsApp Messenger

Meta-owned WhatsApp Messenger is by far one of the best video chat apps for Android for various reasons. One, WhatsApp is very popular with over 2 billion users. The instant messaging app has garnered over five billion downloads on the Google Play Store alone.

So, if you want to video call a friend with a smartphone, they probably have WhatsApp.

It is easy to use. Just tap the Calls tab, select the New Call button, then tap the Video Call button on a contact you want to video call. Alternatively, you can open a WhatsApp chat with a contact and tap the Video call button at the top.

Group video calls are available, although they only support a maximum of eight people.

Download: WhatsApp Messenger.

Messenger

Messenger is another Meta app that does more than just let you chat with friends. You can also video call your friends and family via Facebook Messenger. The app is also popular, just like WhatsApp, but what makes it easier to recommend is the number of users thanks to its close relationship with Facebook.

While this makes it easy to find your friends, Facebook Messenger has its downsides. One of them is the availability of ads for an instant messaging platform. Other than that though, it's a great app for video calling on Android.



To make a call on Facebook Messenger, search for a contact using the search bar above or simply select an existing chat thread to open. Once you are in the chat thread, tap the Video Call icon in the top right.

Download: Messenger.

Google Duo

Google Duo is a simple app that allows you to make calls on Android. Unlike other apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, which try to do a little bit of everything, Google Duo mainly focuses on audio and video calls. It works on Android and iOS and offers a lot of features.

If you love making group video calls, Google Duo supports up to 32 people. It has a low-light mode, a feature that improves visibility in low-light or low-light conditions, and a family mode, which hides controls during a call to prevent children from accidentally ending or muting an ongoing call. Google Duo's Family Mode also has a number of special effects.

To make a video call using Google Duo, launch the app and tap New call , select a contact you want to call, then tap the button Call on the next page.

Download: Google Duo.

Discord

While the gaming community primarily uses Discord, its applications go beyond a specific niche. It is primarily centered around shared interests where like-minded people can go out, exchange ideas, and more. Discord also has a good customer base and includes built-in video calling functionality.

You can call a friend via Discord by going to their profile and tapping the Video Call button in the top right. Remember, before you can video call someone on Discord, they must be your friend. Otherwise, Discord will show you a pop-up first Send friend request.



Download: Discord.

Signal Private Messenger

Signal Private Messenger from the non-profit organization Signal Foundation is another excellent video calling app on Android. Signal offers high-quality video calling like other apps on the list, making it easy to recommend. It earned its reputation mainly due to its security, thanks to the open source Signal Protocol.

You can compare Signal to WhatsApp since you mostly need to have someone saved in your contact list to be able to talk to them. It also includes other must-have features like group chat and voice calling.

Video calls on Signal are pretty straightforward. All you need to do is select a contact and tap the Video Call icon in the top right. You may be asked to grant the app the necessary permissions. When done, tap Start call .

Download: Signal Private Messenger.

Viber

In addition to allowing you to make video calls, you can also Viber send text messages and call your contacts. Viber supports group calling like other apps on this list, and the maximum number of attendees is 20 people, which is solid compared to most of the apps on the list. It also offers a whole host of other features, including group chat and self-destructing messages.


To make a video call on Android using Viber, open the app, select Call and find a contact you want to chat with. Then, she taps the Video Call icon next to the contact. Alternatively, you can open a chat thread and tap the Video Call icon in the top right.

Download: Viber

Skype

Skype is one of the oldest platforms for making video calls across multiple platforms, including Android. Skype is simple to use and boasts a variety of features, including all the essentials needed for any modern messaging platform. It also supports voice calls, which is useful when you're feeling shy with the camera or haven't cleared up that messy room yet.


You can make group video calls with up to 25 people and even host meetings. The app also allows you to call regular numbers locally and internationally for a fee.

You can video call a contact on Skype in just a few steps. First, go to the tab Call and select a contact, then tap the Video Call icon next to the contact to get started.

Download: Skype .


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