In addition to video chat, voice chat, and instant messaging (IM), Skype supports Vo IP calling to outside numbers starting at 2.3 cents per minute. With almost 700 million registered users, and client software for every major operating system, Skype is also theoretically the most broadly compatible of the video chat options out there. Skype is rated to work with every Android device listed on my Google Play/Android Market account, including review units still listed there which I can’t delete.Here are some examples: the Samsung Galaxy Player 5, HTC Status, and Viewsonic G-Tablet.In both one-on-one and group video chats, Messenger users can now add or use animated reactions, filters, effects, and new masks, while Facebook has added a conveniently placed camera icon to take a screenshot of your video chat.
Google says it wants to make calls feel more like an invitation rather than an interruption.I can’t speak to Skype’s actual video chat performance across all supported platforms, but it behaved flawlessly on my Stratosphere phone and XOOM tablet. Of course, no app or service is without some negatives. When you start a new account, you might find it difficult to come up with a unique username, even if you’re just attempting to use your own real name.Fring Next up is Fring, which tries to be a low-rent version of Skype.Much like its rival, Fring also does video chat, IM, voice calls, and Vo IP to outside numbers.However, Fring way undercuts Skype on costs, offering rates of just 1.1 cents per minute on calls to the U. Beyond that, Fring is one of the few video chat apps available for Nokia’s old Symbian-based phones.