For a long time, Skype was the world leader when it came to Vo IP apps.It was so popular, in fact, that “Skyping” became a verb.As well as voice and video calls, you can also send documents and text, image, and video messages via the app. To differentiate Viber from other options, it also has a decent selection of games so you can challenge your friends to a duel.There are also a range of public chats you can join to keep in contact with your favorite brands and topics. In, an extremely easy way to host a group video chat. Just like Appear.in, Talky sells itself as “a truly simple video chat [with] screen sharing for groups”.You can choose to either have a voice or video call, and you can also share your screen.And if you’re worried about privacy, you can “lock” your call to prevent anyone else from joining if they somehow found your unique link.
Since Skype’s heyday, however, many other apps have launched that enable you to call others from your devices.It’s group video calls are of particularly high quality, which is the main reason it’s included in this list.If you start a Web-Based oo Voo chat, up to 12 people can join for free, without signing up or downloading anything. All calls can be recorded, and screens can be shared.Like Whats App, you can make domestic and international calls too.Like a lovechild between Whats App and Skype, oo Voo is a free cross platform (Android, i OS, Windows, Web) app that allows free calls to other oo Voo users, and paid calls to landlines and mobiles.No sign ups, no downloads., is what you’re looking for. Simply create a “Room” link, and share that link with whoever you want to chat with (up to eight people).When a recipient clicks the link, the room will open in their browser (this works on mobile, too).Once a call is live, you can easily turn your webcam or microphone on and off, and chat via text. For the security conscious, all calls and messages are encrypted.Once everyone’s online, you can also lock the call for extra privacy. In, you can’t use Talky to make international or domestic calls. Free voice or video calls to any other Whats App users (on mobile). And then we have Whats App (and its security-obsessed alternatives).When using Whats App’s call features, you can only call other Whats App users (one person at a time, no group calls).If they don’t have Whats App, you can easily send them an invite.