6 Best Video Calling Apps 2020 During Covid-19

6 Best Video Calling Apps 2020 During Covid-19
(Last Updated On: April 18, 2020)

Coronavirus spreads across the world. People need to maintain Social Distancing and Work Remotely and even stay away from their loved ones.
In a crucial time like this Video calling apps are mostly preferred in many ways such as Video calling can be done to talk to your loved ones which are staying far away from you, Company Conference calls, Catching up with your friends and much more. However, you might not be able to physically interact with friends, colleagues, loved ones.

There are several video calling apps out there to help keep in touch with people around you. Virtual romantic dates are being set up, family meetings, work-related meetings and collaboration are not hindered; even the national governments have dialled down their schedule to virtual and remote work settings.

But the question remains, which of these numerous video apps can be reliable to deliver quality audio, video along with great Security(Of course you wouldn't want your private video call to be accessed by some third party) and low internet usage so that you can talk for hours along with your loved ones. We have tested these video calling apps which will help you to get the best out of these apps.

1. Google Duo

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This is one of our favourite video calling app as it has powerful features that make it perfect for an official video conference and personal or family video meetings. The video calling app is developed by Google. The app is known to be very secured and used by many people.

Features apart from the video and audio aspect:

  • The capacity of Zoom calls is up to 12 people at a time. More like a cricket team group to video call. 
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2. Facetime

Facetime is a mobile video calling app which is developed by Apple and as such is restricted to Apple products such as iPhone and iPad. We usually call it the official Apple Video calling app as one can readily connect easily with each other irrespective of whichever part of the world they find themselves. 

Features apart from the video and audio aspect:

  • The capacity of facetime or video chats is up to 32 people at a time. More like a large group to video call.
  • It uses both front and back camera's in case one needs to show other persons other things other than one’s face.
  • The app is integrated into recent call logs and as such one can easily refer to it without any delay.
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3.WhatsApp - Video calling Feature

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Since WhatsApp changed the mode of communication years ago, it has been the best app in both text and video calls. Thus, WhatsApp is said to have over 2 billion users. So, by assumption, it means a large number of people more likely to use the WhatsApp video calling features, since it was added.

Features apart from the video and audio aspect:

  • The sad part is it only allows for a maximum of four participants per video call.
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4. Skype

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Skype typically has been known to be used by corporate bodies and for official video conferences. However, since the introduction of the app in a mobile version, it has translated strictly to a corporate video app along with personal video use also. 

Features apart from the video and audio aspect:

  • The capacity of skype calls is up to 50 people at a time. More like a large group to video call.
  • Since it is currently owned by Microsoft, the app is usually pre-installed into PCs and Microsoft related products.
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5. Google Hangouts

Just as the name implies, it is a virtual video hangout platform developed by Google. Typically, it is attached to Google products especially G Suite. Every Gmail account holder has it embedded. 

Features apart from the video and audio aspect:

  • The capacity of Hangouts calls is up to 9 people at a time. More like a medium group to video call.
  • It is perfect for private organizations of no more than ten personnel. 
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6. Facebook Messenger - Videocalling Feature

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The Facebook messenger has a value way beyond just being an ordinary messaging chat app. It has many advantages over several other apps. As Facebook has millions of users and Messenger is an integrated app in the overall Facebook platform. 

Features apart from the video and audio aspect:

  • The video calling of Facebook Messenger allows for both individual and group video call for up to eight persons.
  • Facebook is globally connected to tons of people so a maximum amount of people can connect you on messenger.
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It is important to note that irrespective of your choice of video calling app, to enjoy and have an itch-free video call, there is need for a strong internet connection preferably a WiFi to get the best out of them. Stay Safe Work safe.

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Jason Gomes

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