Video calling is taking over the world of text messaging day by day. Ever since network carriers increased the network connectivity areas and internet bandwidth, everyone is shifting form text messaging to video calling instead. For that reason WhatsApp has just rolled a new update that includes the long expected video calling feature. Tech experts are seeing the addition of this feature as a direct shot towards Apple’s FaceTime and Skype. Right now we are going to take a look over the best video calling apps that are available on the market and see which one offers the best features.
The main advantage WhatsApp has over its competitors is that it’s a cross platform app and for that reason the app managed to gather a active user base of over billion. The installation process is especially designed to be very simple and also the battery drainage is optimized so it does not become an issue.
The addition of the video calling feature has made WhatsApp be a top contender for the top spot. The app prides itself in the fact that video calling will work even in low connectivity areas. The video and voice quality will not be the best but it will not lag.
FaceTime has been introduced since 2010 by Steve Jobs and the best feature it has is its simple user interface. The app automatically syncs up with the user’s contacts and then he can choose to make a video call straight from the contacts list. The only bad thing about this app is that it’s only iOS compatible. This means that Apple device users won’t be able to video call an Android powered device.
Skype has been the most prominent video calling app for a long time now. Skype’s best feature is group video calling. What Skype does best is that it maintains video quality even in groups of more than 10 people. One downside of Skype is that it requires the user to log in every single time he opens up the app and that leads to frustration.
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