Feel as if you’re in the same room from a world away! The best video chat apps to date

Video chatting has become an increasingly popular phenomenon in the social media world, with millions upon millions of users using a video chat app. There is so many video chatting apps options to choose from, each with its key features and benefits.

It is best to choose based on your personal preferences, whether it’d be design, video quality, who you are talking to, or which type of device you can access.

With all these amazing qualities, you can definitely say video (chatting) killed the radio star. In this article, we will uncover the best video chatting up suitable for your viewing pleasure.

Here are the top five performing video chat apps 


There’s a reason why Skype has all the hype. Skype is one of the most convenient apps to use for video chatting. Whether you are speaking to family, friends, or doing a business call, it can adapt to any individual you are speaking to. It is available on a variety of devices such as Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and Xbox and can hold a maximum of 50 users in a call. It is also perfect for doing international calls as it can connect others who may not have access to a device but just have a landline or old cellphone.

Chat Spin 

Chat Spin – the app that makes all our heads spin with how brilliant it is! Compared to the previous video chat apps, Chat Spin allows you to get in touch with thousands of new people from across the globe. Want to make new friends all from the comfort of your home? Well, look no further, as the app allows you to join random chats based on your interests. Chat Spin works for Android and iOS users, and you can even use filters if you’re feeling camera shy or just a little cheeky.


Here was the hero of the 2020 Covid pandemic – Zoom! This app zoomed away its other competitors by bringing an app that was simple, works on all devices, and has a good range of features. Zoom comes with the ability to screen share, customisable backgrounds, encryption, live annotations, and many other key features, making it a desirable video chat app to use. On the other hand, the free version only allows you to chat for 40 minutes otherwise, you’ll have to pay to get limitless time speaking.


Discord is the classic video app your mates play Halo with at four in the morning. Although you’re in separate homes, you can feel like you’re in the same room playing the video game together. Its sleek aesthetic makes it great for young people to use; however, it is only tailored for gaming and not suitable in a work context.


Facetime is the quintessential video chatting app for iPhone users. Although video chatting apps have existed before this, Facetime pioneered the new video chat format, making it convenient for users to video chat. On the one hand, the only downside is that it is only exclusive to Apple users.

There is an abundance of choices to pick for your fancy. As video chatting has become a popular avenue for communicating from across the world, we can find an option to strengthen and deepen the connections you have with your family, friends, and network. Whether you’re in a business call or speaking to a loved one from overseas, there is an app out there to make you feel as if you’re in the same room as them.

Samantha Rigby
Samantha Rigby
Samantha is the head of content, lifestyle and entrepreneurial columnist for Best in Australia. She is also a contributor to Forbes and SH. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a reporter and business journalist for local newspapers.
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