Alternatives to FaceTime for Android – Top 5

Alternatives to FaceTime for Android – Top 5

Having an android phone? cannot FaceTime? Here’s the solution.

FaceTime is Apple’s video calling app, a solid program that has been fine polished to shine and is one of it’s kind. It is only available for iOS devices specifically. Apple when launched this feature for the iOS devices, promised to make it open source. But the market still awaits for it. Google had managed well to loosen the hold of Apple’s share in the market which is quite an achievement.

Apple’s industry experience, especially as a key market leader, has enabled it to give stiff competition to other brands through innovation and customer centric efforts. FaceTime, a video calling app, is one of the aspects.

There are plenty of Android FaceTime alternatives to choose from and some of which are really brilliant.

Do FaceTime on android with these alternatives!

Google hangouts

Google hangouts

Just like FaceTime is developed by Apple, Hangouts is Google’s offering and is a great alternative. With Hangouts, you can have a video call with up to 10 people and you can choose who will be in the hangout through a list of your contacts.It is a free app and is available for all Android devices as well as computers. There is one distinct advantage right now for iOS users, however: you can make video calls across platforms — something FaceTime cannot do.

Overall, Google Hangout’s does what it’s supposed to do- make video calls and message your friends. Download it here.

Messenger

Messenger

Facebook, the largest social networking platform worldwide, has video calling option and this update is been done to the messenger app by Facebook and is been largely used by the people universally. Over 1 millon of calls were made in the first two days of launch. Everybody is on Facebook whether they want to be or not and you are connected to each and every person you know throughout. What will be better then the messenger video calling then. You can download the app here.

Skype

Skype

Skype need no introduction as it is already well know to the people. Like Hangouts it also allows cross platform communication and some of the best video calling experience. You just need to install it, log into your Skype account and start chatting with your contacts for free. It can also run in the background and push notifications whenever you have new messages or incoming calls, making it a great FaceTime alternative for your Android phones and tablets. If you still don’t have the app download it now.

Tango

Tango

Tango is another great FaceTime alternative app for Android phones providing good video calling experience. Although there are builds for iOS and windows but Google OS is it’s native element. That means the hardware optimization is at its peak, leading to smoother user experience and better call quality. The service supports voice calls, video calls, text, and image chat. Accounts are free and the signup process is quick and painless. Tango’s video chats are one-on-one only.

You can download it here for free.

Viber

Viber

Last but not the least, there’s Viber. Viber is also a good FaceTime alternative, though it isn’t as popular as Skype. The app is mainly used for making calls, but also has a video calling feature that is fair in terms of performance.The app however isn’t perfectly stable and you may experience crashes, lags and bugs when using it on your Android phone. The app can be integrated with your contacts and can also push notification while remaining active in the background.

Download it here.

If there are any other video calling apps you see or feel are better alternatives for FaceTime, please comment below and let us know.

About Naman

Naman Khandelwal is an expert author for the iNewTechnology. He writes about Smartphones, New tech Gadgets, Apps and how to use them.