Plus, Viber allows group calling for up to 40 participants, just in case need to chat with that many people at once.You can log into this popular video chat app by using your Facebook account. But what makes oo Voo so popular is that it links contacts from Facebook and your phone.That latter feature, says Nguyen, helps to combat the vanity problem people often encounter when using video chat or video messaging.
Video chats are not only convenient – we’re always with our smartphones so we can hold a video chat wherever or whenever – it also offers the chance to talk to someone else face-to-face. While most smartphones come equipped with built-in video software, they may not function across all platforms.
Since nearly everyone has a smartphone capable of handling video chats, it’s no surprise more people are discussing business ventures and opportunities via their phones.
A new video messaging app, Pop, founded by Josh Nguyen, who previously ran product at both Tumblr and Flickr, is launching today to make video messages as easy to send as traditional SMS.
Using a simple, one-screen interface, Pop connects with your phone’s address book and lets you send out a short video with just a tap, even allowing you to add colorful filters on top of the message itself.
(Unfortunately, in tests, my sister deleted my message immediately because she assumed it was spam.
So, as they say, your mileage may vary.) The videos themselves are only five seconds long, which helps to keep the content short – much like texting.Skype allows its 299 million users to video chat, voice chat, and instant messaging each other.That’s probably the best thing about Skype – the fact that so many people already have it.Also, Hangouts is one of the few apps that allows public, live-streamed video chats.Viber accomplishes all the usual tasks you’re looking for – free text, calling, and photo messages – but you can also share items such as files and your location.This is not recommenced, however, during business calls.