We have seen an increase in the use of video calling apps. We have created a list of best video calling apps available right now. The list includes Free and Paid apps that have proven useful during the pandemic around the world. The list doesn’t include regularly used apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, and Facetime due to the restrictions. The apps in this list are not a device, user or operating system restricted.
Best video calling apps available
Let’s start the list with a comparatively new but famous video calling app compare to other apps. The app has seen an increase in use due to working from home and current conditions. There is a free version of Teams available for consumers available with no limitation on the number of people or meetings.
A competitor of Teams and a well-renowned app for teams is called slack. The free version of slack is getting a lot of attention from users. However, the video call in the free version is limited to an individual (one to one). It is not recommended to buy the paid version if you are only looking for group calls for personal or limited use.
Zoom, a recent but market leader has really up their game in the group video calls. Zoom has a free basic version that allows people to make calls. The app has many great features and facilities but recent security issues have created some doubts on privacy and encryption. The free version is limited to 40 minutes and 100 users.
Meet Now by Skype
Skype needs no introduction as it is one of the most famous platforms available since 2003. Meet now by Skype allow 50 people with no limitation on number of meeting of timings. You can record the call and retreive for 30 days, blur the background and share your screen.
Google Duo is another tool that helps people to do video calls with up to 12 people. Hangout is another alternative by google similar to Duo. But it is only available in the mobile version.
There are other alternative available in the market such as:
- Cisco Webex
- Google Meet
- Jitsi Meet
- Blue Jeans
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