5 Best Alternatives to Facetime for Android

5 Best Alternatives to Facetime for Android

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Facetime is an application that allows users to take videos of themselves and send it to other users or family members. It also has a live video content that gives users the ability to interact with people from different countries. Facetime was created by Apple Incorporation, thus, its availability is limited to IOS users only. Steve Jobs announced the implementation of the app in Iphone4 for the month of January 2010 at the AWDC or the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. The name was originally from Facetime Communication but apple bought its name and the company changed its original name to Actiance, Inc.

The problem with these is that almost 70 percent of gadgets use android phones and downloading Facetime won’t be of use. Instead of using Facetime, android users can utilize these 5 best alternatives that replace Facetime or are even greater than the application.

Skype
Skype is an app that allows the user to instantly message their friends, family, co-workers, and much more above others. It also allows them to send videos, pictures, etc. Skype allows audio and video conference calls. In the early years of Skype, the conversation is only between two opposite ends. However, as the years passed by, it evolved into a more convenient app that gives users the ability to make conference calls and videos. Skype was developed by Microsoft Corporation using Skype Technologies. The original authors of this application are Priit Kasesalu and Jaan Tallinn and were released on August 29, 2003. Skype was first available in personal computers but later on advances in mobile devices which makes the lives of people more convenient and easy.

Facebook Messenger
Facebook is one of the widely engaged social networking platforms that present user generated information to other people. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, who was once an inspiring programmer yet now a multi-billionaire. Facebook was only available on online sites in the first years but later on, it emerged in portable devices like smartphones, etc; then a Facebook messenger came. Facebook messenger is the best communication tool for Facebook users around Asia, Europe, and some parts of America. Facebook messenger can be run even using mobile data. This means that you only need the app, a SIM card (for data) and a smartphone to communicate with other people.

Viber
Viber is one of the oldest messaging apps together with Skype. It exploits the user’s mobile phone number. Instead of using the built-in messaging app of your phone, you can download Viber. It is way better than any built in messaging and allows users to send images. However, video messaging requires a strong connection to the internet.

Kik
Kik is popular amongst European and Asian people. It shares same features with the other mentioned messaging app. However, the good thing about this app is that it allows the users to forage for some friends to chat with making it easier to communicate and find new friends.

Snapchat
Snapchat was created by students of Stanford University who planned to make their school connected with each other. This messaging app focuses solely on sending videos and images but instantly deletes it after 24 hours.

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