FaceTime being Apple’s core video calling platform, can be accessed only by iOS users which means that Android users lack access to it. So, does it mean that video calling will be limited to only iOS devices? Well, no. Although FaceTime is one of the best video calling app but there are various other apps as well which are quite similar to it. So, here we have listed some of the best alternatives for FaceTime that can be used by Android users. The best part is that these apps not only support Android platform but Window and iOS platforms as well. If you truly would love to use Facetime app on Android device, then we’ve chosen some finest alternatives of it for you. Let’s check them.
1. Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts is undoubtedly the best alternative for FaceTime that can be used by the Android users. With Hangouts, you can send text messages, MMS, and can even make audio as well video calls either to a single person or a group (up to 10 people) too. In order to make use of Google Hangouts, you just require a Google account with which you can chat with others having a Google account. Moreover, Google Hangouts can be easily accessed on different platforms like iOS, Android, desktop and the web too.
Skype is one of the most popular and obvious names that comes to our mind when we talk about video calling. Founded a long time back in 2003, Skype has still managed to be the most used app by millions of users. If we talk about its accessibility, there is no platform that it doesn’t support. Be it Android, Windows phone, iOS or the desktop, Skype supports all the platforms. Using Skype, you can make video calls to a person as well as a group, text messages and audio calls. Moreover, you can enjoy the facility of free calls and messages to other Skype users.
Viber is another application which is gaining a lot of popularity over the past few years due its improved services. It offers all the features like text messages, audio and HD video calls, photos as well as video messages. Once you sign up to Viber, your contact number becomes your ID. The app can automatically detect your contacts that are also using Viber by syncing with your smartphone’s contact list. This makes it very easy and convenient for the users to get in touch with their friends. Luckily, Viber also supports various platforms including iOS, Windows Phone, Android and desktop.
With Apple devices flaunting its FaceTime feature, Android users are really looking forward for something equivalent to it. So, here is where Tango comes in the picture. Tango is a commendable app that includes all the features like HD video calls, group chats, audio calls and text messaging. Moreover, the users can even explore channels of content and enjoy playing various games with their friends. Tango is a close alternative for FaceTime and is available completely free of cost for Windows, Android and iOS.
ooVoo is another alternative for FaceTime which is quiet similar to other alternatives in the list like Tango and Viber. The users can make use of the app for making free audio as well HD video calls to other ooVoo users, send messages and enjoy group chats. Although, it is a new app in the market in comparison to the above listed apps but still it has managed to acquire a large user base. With ooVoo video calls can be made to up to 12 persons at a time and it can be accessed by desktop, Android, Windows Phone as well as iOS users.