New Delhi: During the lockdown period, several organisations have asked the employees to work from home. The video calls have definitely made life easier while at home. The ones staying alone can drive away from the loneliness by video calling their families and friends. Even business meets are carried through video calls. You can also celebrate a virtual birthday party with your friends using video calls. Video calls have helped us stay connected and has relieved us a lot. Here are some of them that you can use to do video chats.
List of video calling apps
Facebook Messenger Rooms
Being one of the most widely used social media apps, Facebook has definitely helped you connect with your family and friends. Facebook Messenger Rooms is available for both Android and iOS users. Just click on the person’s name with whom you want to have a video call and press the video call button. Facebook Messenger Rooms allows you to add 50 participants for a group chat. You can even add someone if they don’t have a Facebook account by providing them the URL.
Zoom has garnered huge popularity during the lockdown period. It allows you to stay connected with your family friends and colleagues where you can add 100 participants for a group chat. The duration is for 40 minutes if you have a basic plan. If you are having one on one chat, you can have unlimited chats without any duration.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp allows you to video call your friends and family. Apart from sending and receiving texts, it also allows you to have video calls. Open the chat and press the video call button with whom you want to have a video chat. You can now add up to 8 participants for group chats.
This app is the best for apple-to-apple calls and is available across both iOS and macOS. You can chat with multiple people at the same time and can add up to 32 people in the chat.
This video calling app is available for both Android and iOS users. You can select the user with whom you want to have a conversation from a list of google contacts. Its knock-knock feature allows you to see live video of your caller before you answer. You can add 12 people for a group video call using Google duo.
Google Meets can support up to 100 participants for a group video call. It also offers the screen-sharing option and you can turn off your camera or share your screen as well. Meet puts its tools in a bright white toolbar.
You can also hold group video chat using Skype where you need to log in by creating an account or using your Microsoft login. Skype helps you have group video chats with up to 50 people at once. It offers free video calling service and you can download it on your phone, laptop, PC or iPhone.