6 Popular Video Calling Apps to Emotionally Survive this Pandemic

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One arena that is seeing the leap in 2020 is the use of Video Chat apps. Dealing with the pandemic is getting tougher, and with social distancing it’s even harder. Good grief was when we were told that we would no longer be able to move between households and a few places we’re allowed to go.

Apparently, leaving around an estimated 3 billion people stuck indoors with an uncertainty of the future. Fortuitously, staying social while social distancing has never been easier, thanks to all the video chat apps that help us stay connected though miles apart. Video chat apps are gradually becoming the modern rule of communication, be it professional or personal.

Indeed, even the World Health Organization asks everybody to remain at home and stay connected socially.

Catching up with your buddies, face-to-face with your boss, having a virtual date, playing a game, or even eating and cooking together is no more a dream. With all kinds of software designed, be it for a desktop, phone, tablet, or an iPad, video chats apps work on multi-platform. Here is a list of best picks that provide you with ample opportunities to connect while staying safe and snug at home.

Zoom App

Zoom App
Zoom App

Playstore rating: 3.6

Cost: Free with in-app purchases

Works with: iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Web

One of the most commonly known or more aptly the COVID-19 pandemic popular video calling, and conferencing app. Zoom is trending among professionals, moulding the way teams collaborate. Whether you are connecting multiple conference rooms or adding remote attendees, engaging face to face is just a click away. Also, the new norm for casual video chats because of its simplicity and convenience it offers. Its free version allows you to connect to around 100 people in one tap, for a maximum of 40 minutes.

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger
Facebook Messenger

Playstore rating: 4.2

Cost: Free

Available On: iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

Getting all your extended family together and having a heart-to-heart conversation with them is no more a dream with Messenger around. Messenger is an all-in-one communication app with unlimited text, voice, video calling, and group video chat features. The app can host up to 50 users, way more than other social networking platforms with no time limit. Features such as dark mode, using custom stickers, bringing SMS into messenger, chat with business, polls, and more have made messenger gain a more user base.

Viber Messenger

Viber Messenger
Viber Messenger

Playstore rating: 4.3

Cost: Free with in-app purchases

Available On: Android, iOS

Viber is another popular video chat app that began its journey as a voice calling app. Trusted by 1 billion users worldwide, it is a fast and more secure messaging and calling app. Viber supports cross-platform and can be installed on various devices. The app lets you make free international video and voice calling. With attractive and funny emojis and stickers, you can make your texts more fun. Add on like disappearing messages to regular chats make them more unique. It supports a group video call limit of 20 people.

Whatsapp

WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger

Playstore rating: 4.3

Cost: Free

Available On: Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Web

Whatsapp began life as a text messaging app before Facebook acquired them, it steadily emerged as a voice and video calling app and now has become an essential part of people’s daily lives. This popular messaging services app has more than 2 billion people in over 180 countries, letting us connect with family and friends across the globe. With features like group chats – sharing messages (photos & video) with 256 people at once, voice messages, document sharing up to 100 MB, etc. Whatsapp rules the Indian Market of digital communication.

Skype

Skype
Skype

Playstore rating: 4.3

Cost: Free with in-app purchases

Available On: Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Web, Linux

Another well-known video chat app, with easy to use interface, supports multiplatform. The app conveniently hosts 50 people per call in its free version. It has awesome features of crystal-clear audio, and HD video in one to one or group calls- with call reactions. You can call records, use live subtitles to read the words that are spoken, screen share, and instantly react to any message using @mentions. Like we all know, Skype is known for its international calling and texting support, offering a complete solution to friends and family miles away.

Google Duo

Google Duo
Google Duo

Playstore rating: 4.4

Cost: Free

Available On: Android, iOS, Web

Last but certainly not least on our list is Google Duo. If you are an Android user, you surely are aware of Duo. It’s a built-in video chatting app that is easily found on most Android devices, saving you from the trouble of hunting for one in the Play Store. With Google Duo around, you never miss a moment to connect with your beloved friends and family. One feature that sets it apart is knock-knock, giving you a live video preview of the person calling you even before the conversation could begin.

Besides all this, there is another eye-catcher Keyboard app, Bangla Keyboard with Bangla Stickers, that you must try to get connected with your close friends and families in your own Bangla language. The app has a never-ending library of free & funny comic stories with your own face in it. Download this app click here!

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