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Best apps for smartphone video chats

FaceTime; ooVoo; Skype 2.1

FaceTime is simply “the best video chat app out there.” Unlike its closest competitors, FaceTime functions so fluidly that it feels as if you’re “communicating with someone face to face.” The app’s downside: It only works with Apple devices and requires a Wi-Fi connection for placing calls.

ooVoo is the best choice for Android phones, and it’s far more versatile than FaceTime. “If you don’t want to worry about who has what device or what type of connection you’re on, ooVoo is the app to beat.”

Skype 2.1 is a “step in the right direction” for Skype’s smartphone app. The quality of video calls has been improved since past versions. Given Skype’s name recognition, it even has “a chance of taking over” as the dominant video chat app. But the company still has a little work to do.

Source: PCMag.com

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