This year the world experienced another pandemic, which limits our movement and social engagement with other people. However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot see each other. Fortunately, today’s technology allows us to keep in contact with each other even if you are long-distance away.
In order to stop the pandemic, we need to keep our distance for some time and stay and work from home, which seems like there’s never been a better time to contact your friends or family.
There are many different apps that allow you to establish a video connection to another person, and choosing the right one might save you time and allow you a better connection.
Some of the apps have restrictions for a particular device. For example, FaceTime is restricted only to Apple devices, so if you want to call a friend that does not have an iPhone, you’ll need another solution.
That is why we are going to go through some of the best video calling apps for mobile.
Facebook decided to separate Messenger from its main Facebook app a few years ago. The reason for the separation was the improvement and additional features of the Messenger app. This app is used by many people and businesses in order to establish a video connection anywhere in the world.
It is a stable app and has a fast connection just as some of the horse winners of the Kentucky Derby. Messenger offers video or voice chat, and you can easily start an individual or a group chat.
Zoom is one of the apps that experienced a huge rise in daily traffic since the pandemic hit the world. According to their recent insights, their daily traffic increased by 535%, which is astonishing. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service that allows users to virtually meet with others by establishing a video or audio connection.
Zoom is great for hosting a meeting where you can start a room with a couple of different people. That is why in some countries it is used in their education system since all schools are closed. The best thing about Zoom is the group chat, where you can set a tiled view so you can see everybody at the same time.
This is another Facebook-owned app that holds billions of users worldwide. At the beginning of this year, they announced that they have over two billion users, and that number is increasing just because of the recent unfortunate events. WhatsApp is perfect for small group calls (up to four people), and you can easily connect with a contact in your phone using their phone number.
Google Hangouts Meet
This is Google’s option for video calling. This app connected with Google’s G Suite, which is basically your mail, docs, or calendar but for business. It comes as a separate app, and it is the best use for a conference or video call with a couple of people.
This is probably one of the first apps that introduced video calling. However, since Microsoft took over Skype, we’ve seen a number of changes. The good thing is that you can start a video call from any device in your home. All you need is your account and the name of the person you want to contact. The only drawback is that people are still experiencing issues with messaging and video calls synching across devices as well as international use.
This is an open platform that is a bit different than the previous apps we mentioned. Slack is another app that experienced a huge rise in daily users over the past couple of years. It is best for perpetual office chat or one-to-one calling.
Slack is mainly used for businesses as it is meant for team communication and a great way to share files using Google Drive or Dropbox. Slack also has its own search engine that allows you to find past conversations easily.
These are some of the best apps for video communication. We live in hard times, but we need to stay strong and keep in touch with our loved ones. Even though we are separated from each other, we need to be united and stay together until the crises pass. So, don’t wait; go ahead, download one of the apps, and call someone to see how they are doing.