It has become absolutely necessary to have a decent video calling app these days. Such applications not only allow you to contact your friends and family but will also help you to reach out to those who live far away. And considering how the world is still practicing social distancing due to Covid-19, video calling apps have become the only way for people to remain connected with their loved ones.  

Top 4 Video Calling Apps for Android

Over time, the importance of video calling apps has increased significantly. At the same time, their number has also doubled, making it difficult for people to choose the best one. However, this article is going to aim at solving this issue and will highlight five of the best applications. So, if you are an android user in need of a good video calling app then read on!

#1. Google Duo

Google Duo is an extremely user-friendly app. It can allow you to make or receive both audio and video calls and that too for free. However, the only condition is that you and the receiver must have this app installed on the device. One thing you need to know before downloading this app is that it is relatively new. So, there are not many chances of people using it. But you can still get it from the play store and try it out first. Remember, to ensure that the application works seamlessly, you have to subscribe to a good network. If you have moved to a new location or don’t have a service yet, search for the Spectrum internet offering discounts or other deals around you.

To use Google Duo, select ‘New Call’ or ‘Contacts.’ This will reveal the names of your contacts that have the app installed. You can then choose the person that you want to call and just tap on it. You will then be connected immediately. Moreover, there is an interesting feature called ‘Knock Knock.’ This would let you see who’s calling before you answer. 

#2. Amazon Alexa

Do you own Amazon Echo smart speaker? If yes then you can use Amazon’s Alexa app to make or receive video calls. You won’t be needing an Echo Show with its display screen and can do this with your mobile phone. Please remember that you need to get the Alexa app from Google Play if you want to video call your friends or family. 

After you have downloaded the application, open it, and simply tap on the ‘Conversations’ icon. You can then head to ‘Contacts.’ Here, you will see the list of your contacts who are registered with Alexa. After that, select the contact that you wish to connect with and tap on it. Now, hit the camera icon to place a video call. The call would be routed to your contact’s Echo device and to the Alexa app, where you both can see each other. 

#3. Whatsapp Messenger 

With over 2 billion users across the globe, Whatsapp is an extremely popular platform that allows people to text, make a voice call, or place a video call. You can get it for free from Google Play. After you have downloaded the app, open it, and head to ‘Calls.’ Now tap on the phone icon in the lower right. This will display a list of contacts who already have the app installed. You can then select the person that you want to call. Now, just tap on the video camera icon and your video call will start. 

#4. Zoom

This list will be incomplete without mentioning Zoom. It is a highly popular video calling app that you can get it for free from the Play Store. This app is normally used for school classes, work conferences, and virtual gatherings. It can also allow hosts to organize webinars where they will be the only ones having access to video and audio options. 

To use this app, you will first need to sign-in. Or, if you want to join the meeting without logging in then you can do that as well by just tapping ‘Join a Meeting.’ Once you have signed in, tap on ‘Meet & Chat’ where you will be able to access features like, start a meeting, schedule a meeting, and join a meeting. You will also be able to see your upcoming meetings. 

In addition, you can have a one-on-one chat with your contacts by pressing the plus icon. For a video call to run smoothly, it is always advisable to have a strong internet connection. Personally, Spectrum has worked great for my needs – all thanks to a friend who pushed me to get the number to Spectrum customer service from their website and make that call a while back!


Video calls have become much of a necessity in the current times where there is so much uncertainty. One feels the need to be connected with their loved ones no matter where they are located. Although there are a lot of options available when it comes to video calling apps, the four discussed above are some of the best from the lot. You can try some of them and see which one worked for you the best.


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