Best video calling apps to use during Covid-19 break

Back again after a long time. These days the whole world and India is under the threat of COVID-19 pandemic which has affected our lives in a big way. This is a challenging situation for all of us and we need to tackle it in a responsible way. So Stay Home Stay Safe.

Video Calling Apps

Spending time in this period could be frustrating. And here technology comes to our scoop up. So here I comes to your rescue with the below mentioned apps.

1. Skype

Skype Video Calling

We need a good video calling app to connect with our friends, family and people that matter you the most. While many of us have WhatsApp and Google Duo installed in our smartphones, we must give Skype a try. Microsoft Skype is a video calling app that helps you to keep in touch with friends. It allows you to connect with up to 50 people at a time for free. And now you don't even need to have a Microsoft ID to join in Skype Meet. It receives frequent feature and bug updates from Microsoft and has a clean interface. It is one of the most used video calling app that has been made till date. It is available on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.
Major features include:
  • Audio and Video Calling
  • Screen Sharing
  • Call Recording
  • Call Recording and Live subtitles
  • Share Location
  • Background Blur

Official Website: Skype
Android App: Play Store                      
iOS App: App Store

2.  Google Duo

Duo for all

Google Duo is a video chat mobile app announced by Google in 2016. It offers high quality video calls (720p) with optimization for low-bandwidth. It now offers support for up to 12 people during a group video call. It is available for Android and iOS. It also supports Google Duo on Web. 

Major features include:
  • Make calls without a number.
  • Don't need to be installed on recipient's smartphone.
  • Low light mode

Official Website: Google Duo
Android App: Play Store                      
iOS App: App Store

3. WhatsApp

Video Call on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is the most used messaging app with over 2 billion users around the globe. It started offering video calling back in 2016. Now it supports up to 8 people together for video and calling apps. It is available for Android, iOS, KaiOS, Windows and macOS (Web Clients) . 

Major features include:
  • Up to 8 people at a time
  • End to End Encryption
  • Easy Interface
  • Multitasking during Video Calling

Official Website: WhatsApp
Android App: Play Store                      
iOS App: App Store

4. Zoom

Screenshot Image

Zoom, the video calling app which made headlines due to its "Zoom Moment" during this Covid-19 pandemic is currently ruling the world. Though it has been criticized for privacy issues by Governments, its popularly is booming day by day. It offers top notch features like allowing 100 people together at a time when no other company other apps was offering, lured the masses. It is being used in conducting online video conferencing sessions for education and other purposes. What makes it different is that it made features like "using it without having a account" available first then the competition. It is top downloaded app Worldwide in April 2020. It is available on Android and iOS.

Major features include:
  • Zoom Virtual Backgrounds
  • Share Screen
  • Automatically copy invite URL when a meeting is started
  • Record web conferencing sessions
  • Can be used on Web client

Official Website: Zoom
Android App: Play Store                      
iOS App: App Store

Video calling apps have seen surge over the years. And the current situation has heighten their usage in daily life. You must use at least one of these must have video calling apps.
Hope you enjoyed this post!

Ankur Panthri

I choose to learn from mistakes of life.

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