If you were an iPhone user before shifting to Android, you would be well versed with the immensely popular app Facetime and its neat features. Unfortunately, this app is available only for iPhone users and there is no way out to get this app for Android phone or tablet. But that is not the end of the world. If you want to use any alternative of Facetime on Android, there are so many you can use. Some are considered exquisite among all. Top 5 Facetime alternatives have been discussed here that can be installed from Google Play. All of them are pocket-friendly and you can use them for video calls or chats. Let’s have a bird’s eye view of all of them.
Skype needs no introduction as it is being used widely for video calls around the globe. It can be considered a gray-haired old father while you are discussing different video calling or messaging apps for Windows or Android. This app allows you to connect with the people not only personally, but also professionally. Initially, Skype is available in two versions. The free version is called Basic. It includes individual free video calls and chatting. But the users who are keen to use its multiple users’ video call functions need to pay a fee.
Google’s out-of-the-box service for a real-time video call or text messaging. If you want to be in touch with your professional workers and loved ones at the same time, Google Hangouts can be your jam. A plus point of using this app is that you can use it with your Gmail ID because it is directly linked to it. It does not only support an individual’s connection with other individuals but also helps group or conference calling. Maximum ten people are allowed in this context.
Viber was launched with a bunch of simple functions, but later, some very astonishing features were added to it so that it may compete the rival apps. It works in the same way as Skype does, but unlike Skype, it is used for Android phones and tablets. Although, its desktop version was already out in 2013, but still the primary focus of Viber builders is on Viber Android app. The single drawback that is visible to its users is that they cannot send or receive call/messages from any person who is not using Viber. Unlike Hangouts, it makes the users on both ends bound to use the app to keep in touch with their personal or professional contacts.
A real-time video and message app that can be replaced inevitably with Facetime. It was launched for iOS too, but the fundamental platform of this app is Android. So, you can enjoy text messaging, video and voice calls on it. Yet, there is no service like multiple users video, voice calls. You can use this app only for one-to-one calls.
Another cool app in the extensive list of video and text chat. You can use it not only on your Android device but also on Windows desktop as it was initially launched for Windows users and later in 2011 for Android users. You can use its free version for multiple users call. A significantly light app that enables you to receive calls without background noise.