Let’s check out some of the best apps that work no matter what device you own.If you and the person on the other end both have Skype (one of the industry’s longest running messaging apps, currently owned by Microsoft), presto, you can call each other for a video chat.To make or receive a video call, you need an app — either one that comes with your phone or one you download separately. If you and the person you want to engage each have an i Phone or i Pad, you can rely on Apple’s Face Time for video calls.Just open the Face Time app and tap on the name of the person you want to call, or tap on the name of someone in your Contacts list and tap on the video icon.If you don’t see your list of Facebook contacts on the right, click on the Options icon in the lower right corner to display it.Click on the name of a contact you want to call, then in the chat window, click on the camera icon to place the video call.
Here’s another cool calling app that works on Apple and Android devices.
Virtually all mobile devices now have front-facing cameras, as do most laptops.
So video calling is both easy to use and pretty much everywhere.
Just tap on the name of a person with Duo and you’re immediately connected via video.
As an added treat, a feature dubbed Knock Knock lets you see who’s calling before you answer.