Apps For Family Video Chats

The whole world is familiar with Zoom now, but it’s not the only video chat option. In fact, if you’re looking for a video chat app to stay in touch with family and friends (rather than coworkers), there may be other options that work better for you.

Here are some of the best video call apps to try. Best of all, every single one is free!

  • Skype: An oldie but a goodie, Skype works on computers and mobile devices and can be used to make regular phone calls as well as video calls with up to 24 people at a time.
  • FaceTime: With FaceTime, iPhone, iPad, and Mac users can easily connect for video chats with up to 32 people.
  • Duo: Duo is Android users’ answer to FaceTime, although you don’t have to have an Android device to use Duo. So, if your group includes both Apple and Android adherents, this app covers both for up to 12 people.
  • Houseparty: As the name suggests, Houseparty isn’t the app for your business meetings. It’s especially good for spontaneous gatherings, as the app notifies you when your friends are online. Video calls are limited to eight participants.