In the mobile market, Skype has since long been dethroned by Whats App and Viber, but it still remains the most prominent tool for free communication on desktop computers.
Besides, users who don't know much about Voice-over-IP calling tend to subconsciously interchange the words when it comes to both visual and sound quality.
You'll be told of any plugin you may be required to download to make it work.
Use the Facebook Help Center if you need help using Facebook's video chat feature through or the mobile Messenger app.
Since it runs entirely in your Web browser, you don't have to download a program in order to run it.
It grabs hold of your webcam and microphone through the Google Hangouts website and delivers HD transmission of both right through the browser.
Before you sign up, though, you'll need an active internet connection, ample bandwidth, a webcam, and an audio input and output device (microphone and speaker).
calls between Skype users are free) and you can make paid audio calls to landlines if you purchase a subscription.
More » If you have a Windows computer, Viber might be the perfect free video calling app for you.
It's as easy to use as selecting a contact from the "Viber Only" section of your contact list and then using the video button to start the call.
Google Hangouts is also available as a video chat mobile app for Android and i OS.
More » Another way to video chat on a computer is with oo Voo, which lets you connect with up to 12 people at once.