The best apps for video calls and chats on desktop and web

This is the most comprehensive list of the best video chat apps. These are apps for making video calls with your friends or family.

1. Skype
The most popular of them all and probably the first video chat app that most of you guys used. Skype has great video quality and and awesome sound so your conversations are great. Their mobile app is awesome as well. with skype you can call phones, start group calls (piad feature) and play games with your friendsIt’s a pity they are still a desktop app and not a web app.

2. Oovoo
A website that launched in 2007 and is getting more and more popular these days especially with teens. It does video calls and free group chats contrary to skype. It’s available on desktop, mobile and web.

3. Google+ hangouts
One of the most popular features of google+, google hangouts are group/personal video calls google+ users can start on the fly. It has great quality and awesome features, like shared views, online collaboration tools. games etc. Google+ is great but it’s a pity that it can only be used by google+ users.

New slick video chat website from Slovenia. allows you to make cheap calls to phone numbers around the globe as well as video call your contacts. You can also send text messages to people and they have a great im client. They are available on web and on ios.

5. AV by Aol
The only app on this list you can use without registering, it’s an amazing app. It’s web based so you don’t need to download anything except if you’re browser doesn’t have flash and it’s super easy to use. You go to the website, start a call, get a link and send the link to the person you want to call. They then join the call and you guys can chat. It’s really that simple to use. Also AV chats can host up to 4 people so that’s pretty awesome.

6. Bistri
A newcomer as well. They allow you to video chat with your contacts as well as send files between each other easily. They also give you a link that you can give to friends so that they can send you files and call you. They are available on the web and on ios.

7. Faceflow
An up and coming video chat website. Faceflow is web based and lets you call any of your friends that may not be on faceflow using a call link the give you when you log in. The person you are calling doesn’t need to be a user to answer the call. Also the call quality is quite good. Faceflow also has chatrooms to interact with other faceflow users as well as a feature to meet new people like chatroulette.

8. Runfaces
A pretty slick website, runfaces is more of a video chat social network. The website is centered around sharing your experiences with video and also connecting with friends. Like a twitter for video, it also allows you to add friends that you can video call at anytime.

9. Video Chat Rounds
Probably the best facebook based video chat app, this is an app that is only on facebook. It’s great for video calling with your facebook friends as well as meeting new people. They are also very interactive and have a vibrant community.

10. Vivrer
A new web app, Vivrer is a video chat website that wants to provide an alternative to phone number calling. When you register you create your personal call address which is a permanent link that anyone can call you from like a phone number. Also anyone can call you even if they aren’t a user. Vivrer also allows you to call anyone from the website easily user or not, start group chats on the fly as well as chat and call with your facebook friends. It’s a pretty slick new comer.

So there you have it. A list to satisfy your needs for video chatting. Go use them then.


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