Fed up with not being able to do group FaceTime video calls? We hear you. Although you can do 3-way FaceTime voice calls, it only allows for 1-on-1 video calling, which can be a little annoying sometimes. Are you looking for an app that allows video calling with 3 people or more? In today’s article, we’ll be telling you about our recommendations for the best 6 apps you can use for group video calling.
Skype is an awesome video calling app that offers a lot more features than FaceTime does. You can use Skype to send text messages, pictures, videos, and other computer files, as well as make voice and video calls, and of course, you can use it for group video calls. Skype is free to download and use, and is available for iPhone, Android, Mac, and PC.
If you’d like to learn more about Skype and how to use it, check out our free Skype course.
ooVoo is one of Skype’s top competitors, and is another great alternative to FaceTime that allows for 3-way video calls. ooVoo also has other awesome features, like instant messaging, sharing photos and videos, and voice and video calls. ooVoo is free to download and use, and is available on Android, iPhone, PC, and Mac.
UPDATE: As of November 25th, 2017, ooVoo has shut down.
3. Facebook Messenger
Messenger is an app by Facebook that allows users to chat with their Facebook friends. Recently, Messenger introduced the ability to have group video calls within the app. You can also use Messenger to send text, picture, voice and video messages, to your Facebook friends. You can also play games, send funny GIFs, and more! Messenger is free and easy to use. You can download it on your iPhone or Android device.
4. Google Hangouts
Hangouts is an app made by Google that allows users to send messages, share files, and make calls to each other. You can make voice or video calls with up to 10 people in a group call. Hangouts can also be used to call standard telephones at low rates. You can use Hangouts on your Mac or PC through your Gmail account, or download the Hangouts app for your iPhone or Android.
To learn more, head over to our Google Hangouts course.
Viber is another great option for an app to use for video calling. It offers voice and video calling, group video calls, instant messaging, file sharing, and more. You can even use it to call landlines and mobile phones at a low cost. Viber is free to download and use, and never shows any ads. You can download the Viber app for your iPhone or Android smart phone.
Tango is similar to Viber, offering a lot of the same features. You can use it for voice and video calls, and instant messaging between users. You can also use Tango to call home and mobile phones as well. The app also has a few fun social media features, like games and photo sharing. Tango is completely free, and can be installed on your iPhone or Android phone.
Those are our recommendations for the best 6 apps to use for group video calling. We hope one of them works out for you! If you’ve tried any of these apps before, let us know your thoughts on them in the comments.