At this time when everyone is staying home. People usually do video chat when they have something important or any meeting or group chat for chitchat. Now it is very common if you want to record a video interview or start a video chat face to face this isn’t a big deal even if the participants are located miles away from each other. But to organize a video conference call for a group of 5, 10, or 12 people or hold a webinar can become a real challenge. No matter what your goal is, you’ll need a good group video calling tool or app.
Have are top 5 free video chat programs.
Skype allowed you to enjoy group voice calls with up to 25 people and video calls with up to 10 people at a time. No premium account needed for this feature, it is totally free. Skype recommends video group calls with up to 5 people at a time since it obeys with their fair usage policy. This also has some restrictions just like group video calls are limited to 100 hours per month with no more than 10 hours per day and 4 hours per individual video call. Once these limits have been reached, the video will switch off and you’ll be turned to an audio call automatically. You can’t start a group video call on Skype form mobile devices, Linux, and TVs. However, you can take part in it with audio-only.
When you make a video call, Skype automatically controls the quality of video call that your system is capable of supporting and your internet quality. While having a group video call, you can start a screen demo for all your participants, send and receive files and contacts, and add other members to the conference.
Google Hangouts is one of the easiest video chat options which allows up to 10 people, it’s totally web-based program. If you have a Google account, you can start and join from your computer, smartphone, or tablet from anywhere. If you have the right tools, you can send and receive 720p HD video calls on hangouts. You can share a permanent link to share via email or Google Plus so that people could join your video call hangout.
To start a hangout video call on an iOS or Android device, just install the Google Hangouts app in your device, pick contacts, and make video calls it is very easy and simple. You can also share the screen with all video conference members while having a video call, you can add new members, edit documents all together from Google Drive, play games together and even broadcast your live video meeting to Google+ friends. It’s all free but ad-supported app.
OoVoo is another video calling app that offers group video call to up to 12 people. This is free of cost unless you want to remove ads from it, it may cost you for that, sync your ooVoo mobile apps and desktop app or have cloud video storage space. If you have a premium account it will cost $29.99 per year. While having video chat on oovoo, you can record your video conversation or watch YouTube videos together on oovoo while having video chat.
AnyMeeting is also a video chatting app, it will let you share up to six webcams at once. It automatically resizes the video quality to fill the available meeting space. No matter what devices you are using, the video call will be perfectly working on all supported models. While having a video call, you can share slides documents, play YouTube videos, run a poll, invite more people to join, and take notes of important data which will be later emailed to all other participants.
GoToMeeting is one of the most powerful video chat tools, which allows up to 100 people. However, only 6 people can have a video call at a time. So even if you choose a PRO plan with up to 25 participants which are paid, only 6 of them can share their webcams at once not more than that. It’s hard to find a suitable alternative of this app due to its irreplaceable features which include support of video chat for any supported platform users, screen sharing, and powerful commenting options for users, video conference recording for further uploading to YouTube or a website is also available.