If you are an Android or iPhone user, it is useful for you to know that there will be some things you can do to make a video call between both of them. As you know, when you make a video call using FaceTime on iPhone, you cannot connect to the person that using Android device.
It looks like that Apple will never make FaceTime could connect across other platforms like Android to maintain iPhone exclusiveness. However, it is not really a problem for you who want to make a video call between Android and iPhone since there are many alternatives app you can choose.
You can choose an app or more that you like the most from following apps as the bridge to make a video call between iPhone and Android.
Google Duo is a simple 1-to-1 video calling app available for Android and iOS. Duo takes the complexity out of video calling, so that you can be together in the moment wherever you are.
Duo is simple from start to finish. To get started, all you need is your phone number and you’ll be able to reach people in your phone’s contacts list. No separate account is required, so you can sign up in just a few steps. From there, you can instantly begin a video call with a single tap.
Facebook Messenger is one of video calling apps that you can try at your Android or iPhone device. It is easier to contact each other by Facebook because almost everyone has Facebook account and this service is available in most countries worldwide. It is also very fortunate for you because this service is available for free.
If you have not any Facebook account yet, you need to make an account after you download and install the Facebook Messenger. It is easier for you if you already have an account, because the contacts will be added automatically from the friend list of your Facebook account.
One of apps that you can try as an alternative for video calling between Android and iPhone is Skype. This video calling app is quite well-known as it already used by many people worldwide. It can do SMS, MMS, video calls, and also audio calls services with a freemium model and cheap call rates.
After you download Skype and install it to your Android or iPhone, please signing in. Then please navigate to the People menu on your Skype. According to your preference and your need, you can tap on the contact that you would like to make a call. You will see a Phone icon located at the bottom of the screen and please tap it to make a call. You can turn the camera, microphone, and speakers on or off simply by using the icons at the bottom on the screen during the call.
You just need to have a Google account to get message and video calling feature from Google Hangouts. It is quite simple to do because almost of people already have this Google account and may your friends that you need to video call are also already have one. You can make a video call using Hangouts after you download and install it to your device.
Viber app can do text messages, photo and video messages, HD audio calls and HD video calls. Your Viber ID is your own phone number where it can syncs with the contact list on your phone and finds which contacts are also have Viber ID. It is also easy to use because it offers other language than English as you may not speak in English and choose other language. You can make a video call using Viber after you download it from Play Store and install it to your device.
The next apps as an alternative for video calling between Android and iPhone is ooVoo. It offers text messages, HD audio calls and HD video calls. It supports almost of every platform including Android devices, Amazon Fire Phone, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows Phone, and Windows PC.
You can simply make a video call using Oovoo after downloading it from the Play Store and install it on your phone. You need to make an account in this app using Facebook, Google, or email address. After you have an account, you can choose any of your friends in the Friend List and then make a call by taping the camera icon near their profile photo.
The next app that you can choose as a bridge for video calling between iPhone and Android is Tango. It has what other video calling apps can do like text messages, group chat, HD audio calls and HD video calls. You can simply make a video call using Tango after downloading it from the Play Store and install it on your phone.
Please make an account in this app using email address and confirming your name and phone number. After you have an account Tango will export your address book automatically.