We all love chatting with our friends, aren’t we? With evolving technology we can now do video chatting, decorating our texts with gifs and emoticons, sharing videos, images, documents, etc. Skype is a very powerful platform for this, and it could be used for personal as well as professional works.
But as different people have different choices, some people are not very happy with Skype and consider using its alternatives. So In this article, I will tell you about the best six Skype Alternatives.
It is an application just like Skype. It also provides you with instant message services like Skype. You can call or text anyone in the world. Just like Skype, Google Hangouts lets you video call or call your other Google Hangout friends for free but will cost you some money if you want to call someone around the world who is not on Google Hangout.
It has so many users as most people use google account and almost all the users of Google take advantage of this application too. You can call in USA and Canada using Google Voice with no charge applicable. You can even do a group call with a maximum of 10 people. The quality of calls and video calls are of excellent quality.
You know about Facebook, right? I’m kidding everyone knows Facebook. Well, have you ever used the Facebook messenger? Facebook Messenger lets you chat with your Facebook friends, and recently Facebook added video calling to its Messenger. So now, you can do Audio Call and Video Chat with the Facebook messenger. The quality of the conversation will be great.
Moreover, the most remarkable thing is – The Facebook Messenger is completely free. You can download Facebook Messenger for your Android or iOS device from below, or if you want to chat with your friend on your PC, you can use the Messenger.com.
It is another great substitute of Skype and just like skype it let you call any other VOXOX user for free, and VOXOX will cost you some charges when you call a landline number or mobile number from VOXOX. It is most suitable for Business people. It also ensures a great quality of voice as well as video calling.
For small business people, it is a very dedicated application as it offers cloud-based phone calling system which is a unique feature of it to small business people with affordable charges and dedicates numbers.
Viber was launched as a direct competitor to Skype back in 2010. Earlier it was limited to VoIP calls only in between the Viber users, but now it allows you to call anyone around the world on their landline or mobile number at an absolutely low price.
It has a very intuitive interface, and also it maintains a good quality of audio and video calls. Also, the best thing about Viber is that it is absolutely ad free that means you won’t be annoyed by the additional ads anymore.
WeChat is developed for China(as every Google and Facebook service is blocked there) and comes second in the race of instant messaging application after WhatsApp. It is a very popular app as it offers excellent quality of voice as well as video calling even in a very weak internet connection.
It makes the best use of the internet. It is considered a combined application of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Skype into one single app. You can share photos, texts, videos with other WeChat users for absolutely free.
WeChat has a unique feature called Shake which allows you to shake your phone to find nearby WeChat users. Also, it has another unique feature called Drift Bottle which let your message float until someone actually finds it. It allows to play in-built games and also post pictures and upload statuses on your profile just like you do it on Facebook. It also allows you to do group chat and WeChat is absolutely free to download.
Line is a great app to use as Skype Alternative. Just like Skype it allows you to call or text or share photos, videos, texts etc. with other Line users for free and cost you money either on a monthly subscription or call credit system. It has some unique stickers which are only limited to Line (like Taylor Swift stickers). The Line messenger promises the great quality of calls with the superior codec. It also lets you play games, create a custom profile, etc. Line is suitable for business people.