What is your favourite Android app for Video Calling?
There are so many apps for video calling, some being exclusive to one brand of phone: Apple's Face Time (exclusive to iPhone/iPod/iPad) which is NOT good because some of your friend and family might not be rich and can not afford apple and may have an android or Windows Phone device.
I would like to know of the many apps, which one is your favourite, and why?
Me: 1. I used to use Skype, but I noticed not everyone has or wants a skype account now a days, and the ones that do, tend to forget their password or have an account but do not have the app installed on their phone its low on their list of priorities but it works great when I had it. But I am finding the app is not keeping up with the competition and is seriously lacking, just the other day I made a call to a friend on skype, and it told me I need to put money on my skype account to make this call? wtf? its always been free to call other peoples skypes, I thought money was to call landlines? guess they're getting greedy. one pro about skype is cross platform, plus i found a skype lite app on the google app store looks very good they got rid of all those bots and crap.
2. Whatsapp. I was using WhatsApp but I find that it was not so popular, people used it more to share funny images all day long in group chats and rarely used video calling to talk. I did chat a few times on whats app but noticed people who i tried to call would not work because they deleted the app but forgot delete their account and did not tell anyone. one pro about whatsapp is cross platform
3. Google Duo. I'm new to google duo but noticed its getting pre-installed on my android, my wifes android, my tablet, and some of my friends and family members phones. Plus they make not just an android version but an iphone version too for cross platform capability so u can call iphone people with google duo. I am willing to give it a try but I do not want to have so many useless apps on my phone I want to stick to having just one or two so let's see.
4. Facebook. - Since im NOT on facebook and highly dispise it, I have decided to stay far away because I do not agree with their handling of my private information. I also heard not many people used it and you needed another app to use it.
5. Carrier based video calling - my androd has the default carrier video calling but the problem is if i call my cousin in new york it is a long distance call since the audio portion of the call goes thru the carriers LD network, which is one disadvantage of using the carriers video calling platform.
So to sumarise it, im going to install google duo on my parents tablet and make video calling to them with google duo from now on and stop using skype so i can uninstall it.