In this digital world, talking with a distant friend has become easy. Within seconds, you are able to have a face-to-face conversation with anyone. You just need to pick your phone and in a couple of taps, you are on your video call.
Video calling is a new age and a valuable form of communication. It is an important innovation in the Internet era. With the enhancement of the front camera quality and Internet speed, the popularity of this form of communication has increased.
Due to the rising demand for video calling, a wide number of video calling apps are available in the market. These apps are fun as they entail several new features and also offer an excellent quality of video calls. These apps work on desktops, laptops, and tablets, apart from smart phones.
The five best high-definition (HD) video calling apps for Android users in India are as follows:
Skype is one of the most popular free video calling applications that has been here for long. Owned by Microsoft, it is also one of the most dominant apps in this segment. Over the years, the app has undergone a number to changes to match user needs. An individual may use the app on any platform and seamlessly switch between desktop and mobile phone. The app also allows Facebook and Microsoft account integration. It offers voice calling, file sharing, and texting services, apart from video calling facility. It supports group video calling for up to 25 people and its screen sharing feature lets the user collaborate with friends easily. Besides these, the app also allows regular phone calls, which are charged at a nominal price.
2. Google Duo
Google Duo is one of the newest apps in the market that has become an instant hit. Owned by the tech giant, Google Inc., it is an easy-to-use app having a simple interface. Making a video call through this app is as simple as making a regular phone call. This is because the app only requires the phone number to get started with. Google is touting this feature of the app as ‘one-tap calling’. The app has an interesting ‘Knock Knock’ feature that lets the user preview the caller’s camera before answering the video call. It also offers a decent quality on audio calls made on low bandwidth. Moreover, it enables seamless transition between Wi-Fi and mobile data to avoid interruptions during the call.
JioChat is owned by Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom company that has transformed the usage of 4G in India. JioChat offers texting, voice calling, video calling, file sharing, and conferencing services to its users. Its conferencing service allows up to five users at a time and group chatting allows up to 500 members. Apart from basic chatting features with stickers, emoticons, and pictures, the app also allows chatting with popular brands like Hamleys, Superdry, and AJIO for immediate responses. The stickers on the app are uniquely designed for the Indian audience. Among all the video calling applications, JioChat has an interesting doodling feature that lets users explore their creativities by making doodles. Besides, the app also provides an access to short video stories from across the world.
Viber, a product of Viber Media was originally introduced for free voice calls. It later integrated messaging and video calling features. Some added features of the app include games, location-sharing, and hidden chats. The app provides encryption on text, voice, and video calls ensuring complete security. It comes with a unique set of emoticons and stickers. One of its distinct features include the popular public chats. A user may follow, participate, or create a public chat based on similar interests. Besides this, the app also has social media support.
Like Skype, Tango has been in the Android market for long. Over the years, the app has been upgraded to a full-fledged social platform that now offers voice, video, and messaging facilities. It lets the user play games and challenge friends while on a call. The user may also edit and share photos, and listen and share songs on the app. The app has a unique discovery feature that lets users look out for new people to talk to. Users may also join group chats of similar interests. Moreover, the masks and animation features of the app add fun over regular video calling.
With so many distinct and amazing features, all of these apps offer a unique video calling experience to its users.