August 6th, 2019 | Updated on April 13th, 2021
The world is a global entity and keeping in touch with each other is no more a difficult task at hand. This is because you have various ways in which you can reach out to your friends, family and office people.
Video messaging is one way in which the connectivity has increased. Even if you are away from someone using the video messaging apps becomes your way to keep in touch.
You can see their best features and the benefits they provide to make your decision. While one is good for group calling other may be suitable for file sharing as well.
Read through our description and decide which according to you should be useful as per the kind of need you have.
1. Facebook Messenger
Facebook Messenger (and chatbots in particular) provide a unique opportunity to acquire customers, nurture leads, segment audiences and deliver highly relevant, targeted content.
As famous as Facebook, this video calling app is trusted by people around the globe. Facebook Messenger is available for free for both iOS and Android users through any web browser logged into your Facebook account.
- Using either names or phone numbers, you can easily find your friends.
- Works across devices and operating systems. Connect with people internationally within no time.
- Add fun art and effects to your pictures and videos and share them instantly with your connections.
LINE reshapes communication around the globe, bringing you closer to your family, friends, and loved ones—for free. With voice and video calls, messages, and a limitless variety of exciting stickers, you’ll be able to express yourself in ways that you’ve never thought possible. With over 600 million users worldwide, LINE’s constantly expanding platform will continue to provide exciting new experiences and convenience.
is a text messaging and voice calling app that adds a social entertainment layer with its networking and gaming features.
Use LINE for free one-on-one and group chats with any of your friends anywhere. Call your friends and family as often as you want with free voice and video calls available domestically and internationally.
The LINE app also includes a collection of quirky and charming cartoon characters and stickers designed to make communications more fun.
3. Blackberry Messenger (BBM)
BBM® Enterprise is a secure mobile, cross-platform, messaging and collaboration tool. It provides the same user- friendly experience that’s earned BBM millions of fans worldwide – with the end-to-end security enterprise needs.
BBM Enterprise allows users to take advantage of the speed, reliability and privacy of BBM for a faster communication, collaboration and decision making while providing security-conscious organizations enhanced security over corporate data.
BBM Enterprise is the ideal business communication tool because it is mobile and immediate. Unlike enterprise IM tools that were originally designed for use on the desktop, BBM Enterprise offers a truly mobile experience, on a variety of devices.
BBM brings friends and family together. You can have fun with features like picture sharing, voice calls, and voice notes. The app can be downloaded for free on Android, iPhone, and Blackberry. In the past, only Blackberry users had access to the messaging application.
BBM has unique features that protect the privacy of the users. For instance, users can take back their photos and messages after sending them. It has a timer that determines how long a photo or message can be viewed before it disappears.
Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 100 million active users in two and a half years.
Fast: Telegram is the fastest messaging app on the market, connecting people via a unique, distributed network of data centers around the globe.
Synced: You can access your messages from all your devices at once. Start typing on your phone and finish the message from your tablet or laptop. Never lose your data again.
Unlimited: You can send media and files, without any limits on their type and size. Your entire chat history will require no disk space on your device, and will be securely stored in the Telegram cloud for as long as you need it.
Comments: Telegram has a very comfortable and friendly interface, is easy to use and has nothing to envy to other instant messaging services. Telegram is an application that offers to keep us communicated with our friends, relatives, partners, employees or with any person in general as long as they also have the application. One of the things that has been most useful to me is to be able to have several telegram accounts in the same device and this is something that not all messaging can offer us.
Pros: Telegram is a free and safe fast messaging application. In addition to having no space limit for multimedia files or chats. Allows access to messages from several different devices. It allows third-party applications to connect with the network and this has as a consequence that there are unofficial clients such as the Windows, Mac, Linux and web versions. One of the best things about Telegram is that there is no intention to offer advertisements and also offers bots or applications programmed to perform commands.
Cons: One of the most influential negative aspects is that this application does not have video calls, which makes its competitors look more attractive. On the other hand, it does not hide the last hour of connection, this fact is a very requested aspect since for our convenience the majority of its users prefer not to show the last hour of connection. And finally, Telegram does not allow the information or status message to be established, which for the personal is very important because when entering a meeting I want my contacts to know that I am not available.
KakaoTalk is a fast & multifaceted messaging app. Send messages, photos, videos, voice notes and your location for free. Make chatting extra fun with an array of emoticons and sticker collections.
More About KakaoTalk:
- Chosen by more than 150 million users worldwide
- Fast, fun, easy way to communicate with friends and family
- Uses Internet connection (3G/EDGE or Wi-Fi) for calls and messaging
- Supports: Android, iOS, Windows OS, Mac OS
Kakaotalk bears some similarity to WhatsApp messenger. The app automatically synchronizes the contact list on the phone.
Besides the basic messaging function, the app supports fast and reliable video calls. It is popular in South Korea. Additionally, it is free and easy to install.
Message and video chat with your friends and family for FREE, no matter what device they are on!
- Encrypted high-quality Video and Voice calls
- Encrypted Group Video and Voice calls with up to 6 participants
- Free and unlimited encrypted messages and video and voice calls over your 2G, 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi connection.
My messages do not go even though I am receiving messages instantly. I tried to fix it by reinstalling the app, but hasn’t worked. Please help to fix the issue, then I will change my rating Hello again, after checking everything I am contacting you again. My Imo app seems to be working , but slow and doesnt show the ticks even though messege is received. it doesnt show sent tick and receive tick. The problem seems to come from the app. I changed my rating , because of your fast response.
Skype Lite is designed for the India market with new and integrated features, such as support for SMS, native phone contacts and calls, data usage tracking, India focused Skype Bots to help our users be more productive, in addition to many Free Skype features like free messaging, audio and video calls, you already know and love!
Skype is one of those that absolutely need no introduction. With super new features, design, and a tonne of users, Skype is the app to stay connected with people around the globe. Skype works on a wide range of devices and is one of the most reliable video chat apps.
- Send photos, text, videos, voice messages, and many more.
- Call any device, Skype, mobile, or landline.
- Keep your family and friends updated with the Highlights from your day.
- Enjoy low calling rates to landlines and cell phones across the globe.
8. Google Hangouts
Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.
- Include all your contacts with group chats for up to 150 people.
- Say more with status messages, photos, videos, maps, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs.
- Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 contacts.
- Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!).
- Connect your Google Voice account for phone calling, SMS texting, and voicemail integration.
- Keep in touch with contacts across Android, iOS, and the web, and sync chats across all your devices.
- Message contacts anytime, even if they’re offline.
Pros: The fact that Google Hangouts is free is fantastic! It’s also not necessary to provide a phone number in order to use Hangouts which makes it useful when communicating with clients online and want to maintain your privacy. As long as you have a Google account you can use Hangouts through the Gmail username. When using it through your email (not texting with a Google Voice number) you can also see when the other person has seen your message. A very useful feature. When using Hangouts for texting using a Google voice number you can’t see when the recipient views the message but it’s a small price to pay to have the option to text from your computer. Hangouts is also available as an app on the phone and using the Google voice number provides some privacy as you don’t need to give out your personal phone number in order to text.
Cons: There isn’t very much that I dislike about Hangouts. There are only a couple things and they are minor. 1. I wish you could see when a person received your text when messaging a phone number. 2. I wish it was easier to see the time and date of past messages on the computer. 3. I wish you could send more than one picture at a time when using the computer.
Overall: Overall I have had a very positive experience using Hangouts. It’s wonderful as an individual and works perfectly for my business as well. I need to be able to have private chats with clients and this makes it easy to stay connected without providing my personal phone number.
Kik is way more than just messaging. It’s the easiest way to connect with your friends, stay in the loop, and explore – all through chat. No phone numbers, just pick a username.
- Choose who to chat with one-on-one and in groups
- Share pics, videos, gifs, games, and more
- Meet new friends with similar interests
Ok so I’ve had Kik since 2 years back, it was awesome and worked amazing at that time. So I got a new phone and forgot about it and probably half a year later I got it again, it was great when I opened the app. It worked perfectly and I didn’t have any problems. So as time gone by I noticed a few bugs, example: I own a group so I’m the owner, sometimes when I open the app and a bot joins I try to remove it but it doesn’t give me the option so when I view the members, there’s two of me.
The one that’s the owner and the one that’s a member. So I ask the members if they see two of me in the members and they say no. I tried closing the app and reopening it but it never works so I just wait it out and let my admins do it for me. The update that I hated it when someone leaves a group chat, you can’t private message them.
That update annoyed me a lot because I made some friends in some chats but they left but I can never get in touch with them unless I had them in my contacts which I do not. I’m only see that the bugs happen in the group chats. I really hope they fix them because I love this app!
WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.
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WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps ever. It’s one of only a few that can boast over one billion active users. It started out as a text chat service before Facebook bought them a while ago. Since then, the app has integrated voice calling, video calling, and tons of other features. The video calling works quite well and you shouldn’t have any problems using it. Not everyone trusts the app since it’s run by Facebook. However, if you’re just looking for something that works and is stable, this is a good app to try.