The trend of face timing has blown up in such a short amount of time.

If you are an apple user, you must be aware that FaceTime is one of the best apps that Apple has ever created which allows you to have a face-to-face conversation with another person through your iPad, Mac or iPhone.

With the FaceTime’s app popularity, Android users are anxious about what app is there to host their own video and audio chats.

Best FaceTime App for Android

To be honest, now there are a ton of video chatting apps on Android but only a small few of them who can actually compete with Apple FaceTime in the video chat space.

They just can’t live up to expectations.

So, to avoid that frustration of finding the perfect video chatting app, we have handpicked and roundup some of the best alternatives to FaceTime on Android.

1. Google Duo

Google Duo is a video calling app which works on both smartphones and tablets developed by Google itself.

It is simple and reliable too.

It does ties to your phone number, but the one downside is that the other person you are calling needs to have the Google Duo in order to work.

The app is also cross-platform meaning that you can have a video chat session with your iPhone user friends.

Another cool feature of this app is the Knock Knock. It’s basically like a live looking out a peephole to see who’s at the door.

A video of your callers appears before you pick up their video chat call.

Features of Google Duo:

  • Simple interface
  • Excellent video quality
  • Google Duo works on both IOS and Android (smartphones and tablets)
  • Allows you to See who’s calling before you pick up with a live video preview
  • Allows you to leave a video message
  • Voice Calls

Price: Free

Google Play Store

2. Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is probably the easiest way for a video call with your friends or generally anyone without the gruesome process of exchanging phone numbers.

You will find the video chat button right there in your conversations, and it also works for both groups and individuals.

The app aside video calling provides features like text chat, multimedia messages, and group chats.

Although the video quality isn’t as amazing as the Google Duo, it is still a very decent app and has a large user base.

As a matter of fact, it has a larger install base than the Duo because so many of them are probably already using Facebook Messenger.

Features of Facebook Messenger:

  • Seamless across devices
  • Silly sticker, dancing GIF and emojis
  • Capture the moment with the Messenger Camera
  • Add a filter or doodle
  • Send a voice message
  • Send and receive money from friends in the app (within the US, UK and France only)
  • Connect with your favorite businesses
  • Play Games with your friends
  • One app for SMS and Messenger

Price: Free/offers in-app purchases

Google Play Store

3. Google Hangouts 

Image Source: Google Hangouts (Google Play Store)

Google Hangouts is another great product from Google which allows you to have a video call for a conversation with one person or a group of up to 10.

It doesn’t require you to create a new account. It only requires your Google account to create your account automatically.

Apart from video calling, it also supports texting, voice calling, and integration with other Google services like Google Voice too.

Same as Google Duo, this app is also cross-platform meaning you can chat with your friends who are on IOS devices, tablets or even on computers (via the web or a Chrome extension).

Features of Google Hangouts:

  • Status messages, videos, stickers, photos, maps, emoji, and animated GIFs
  • Turn any of the private conversations into a free group video call with up to 10 contacts
  • Phone calls, SMS texting, and voicemail integration
  • Call any phone number in the world
  • Message contacts anytime, even if they’re offline
  • Sync your messages and contacts across all devices-  IOS, Android, and the web

Price: Free

Google Play Store

4. Glide

Glide combines the convenience of texting with the expressiveness of video chat.

But unlike the other in the list, Glide is a little bit different. It is basically a video messaging service where you can record a video message and send them to other people.

So, it is not exactly a live chatting platform but it is a great app if you wanna send video messages to your friends.

Features of Glide:

  • Live Stream
  •  Review your videos before sending
  • Share videos with friends and family
  • Cool filters
  • Supports on Android Wear

Price: Free/Offers in-app purchases

Google Play Store

5. imo 

imo has been around for a while and it allows you to video call your family and friends for free and it is a cross-platform app.

Apart from video calling, it also allows sharing photos and videos along with messaging between groups and individuals.

Features of imo:

  • High-quality video and voice calls
  • Available on both Android and iPhone
  • Fast photo and video sharing
  • Free and unlimited messages, video and voice calls
  • Group video calls
  • Hundreds of free stickers

The best way to Avoid SMS and phone call charges.

Price: Free/Offers in-app purchases

Google Play Store

6. Skype

Skype allows you to send an instant message, voice or video call – Skype to Skype calls are free

But you will require credits or a monthly subscription if you wanna make outside calls to phone lines of non-Skype users.

It has been around for some time now since 2003 and has been dominating the video chatting space ever since.

Skype is available on PC, MAC, and smartphone (both Android and IOS).

Features of Skype:

  • HD Video Calls
  • Voice calls
  • You can Read and reply to your phone’s SMS messages in the Skype app
  • Send videos and photos
  • Includes Emoji, Giphy. and annotate images with words, lines and more

Price: Free

Google Play Store

7. WhatsApp 

WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app owned by Facebook. But it is not connected to the Facebook messenger and is a completely distinct product.

The video quality isn’t the best but it is still decent and it is also encrypted

But you still need the phone number of the person you wanna connect.

The best part is there are no ads, upsell and completely free.

Features of WhatsApp Messenger:

  • Send and receive messages.
  • Multimedia messages – photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages
  • No subscription fees
  • Free Calls
  • Group Chats
  • WhatsApp web on Computer
  • No International Charges
  • Quickly and easily connect you with your contacts
  • Offline Messages
  • Send messages to multiple contacts at once

Price: Free

Google Play Store

8. JusTalk

JusTalk is another simple, reliable and secure video chatting app alongside voice and group calling which boasts of high-quality video on all kind of connection except for 2G.

You can also share an image or doodle on the screen while chatting.

Features of JusTalk:

  • Free HD-quality voice or video calls
  • Group Voice Call And Video Chat
  • Initiate a group call and invite fro meeting
  • Pictures, videos, emojis, and more
  • International calls with Out Call at low calling rates
  • Live Video
  • Cross-platform
  • Private and Secure

Price: Free/Offers in-app purchases

Google Play Store

9. Line

Line although is similar to the other apps in the list in terms of Video calling feature but is a completely different app due to its social networking feature.

It has it’s own community and user.

You can post statuses, follow brands and celebrities, comment on your friend’s statuses and more.

Apart from Video calling, you can also send messages, free voice calls wherever you go.

Features of Line:

  • Intimate conversations or group chat video calls with up to 200 friends
  • Free voice and video calls anywhere, anytime
  • Fun and easy-to-use social networking features
  • Auto-sync your device and PC
  • Your own personal storage space
  • Make international calls with LINE Out (check rates)
  • Mobile payment platform

Price: Free

Google Play Store

10. Signal Private Messenger

If privacy is your greatest concern, Signal Private Messenger is the perfect choice for you.

They ensured end-to-end encryption for security.

This app is pretty much the same as WhatsApp messenger. There are no separate usernames, logins, passwords, or PINs to lose or manage.

Signal simply uses your existing address and phone number. No new permission is needed.

Sadly as of writing this article, Signal is not compatible with tablets. But they assured of it in the future updates.

Features of Signal Private Messenger :

  • Free and Open Source, allowing everyone to verify its security by auditing its code
  • Signal allows you to create encrypted groups
  • Fast and secure
  • Advanced end-to-end encryption protocol for utmost security to keep your conversations private

Price: Free

Google Play Store

11. Viber Messenger

Viber has been for a very long time and is completely free. It has made a name quite for itself as simple, fast and most secure messaging and calling app.

They also boast for over 1 billion users worldwide. That number is pretty impressive.

It even has an in-app game along with free video and voice calls, text chat with individuals and groups up to 200 people.

Features of Viber:

  • Free international calls
  • Video and voice calls
  • Send text messages
  • Open a group chat
  • Fully Synced Desktop and Tablet Apps
  • Chat and Call with 100% Privacy
  • Self-Destruct Your Secret Chats
  • GIFs and Stickers
  • Start a Viber Community with Unlimited Members
  • Chat Extensions
  • Pin messages
  • Exchange contacts with friends

Price: Free/Offers in-app purchases

Google Play Store

12. Tango 

If you don’t want to pay for any international or landlines calls, Tango is a perect choice.

Apart from free video calls, it is also a full-fledged chat application.

You can also Broadcast on Tango with Tango Live.and earn money off your live streams.

If you want more customizations which is by the way 100% optional, you can opt for the in-app purchases.

Features of Tango:

  • Free text chats, video calls, and voice calls
  • Social features- “follow” other users and public chat rooms
  • Earn money through Live Broadcast
  • Promote and share your Skills
  • Redeem gifts from fans for real cash
  • 100%  free to use

Price: Free/Offers in-app purchases

Google Play Store

Conclusion: Best FaceTime App for Android

There is no perfect Facetime app and an equivalent app to replace Apple’s Facetime video chat platform.

But we have roundup some of the best there is to provide you the best and seamless video calling.

Apart from Facetiming, almost all the apps in the list also extended to voice calls, text chat, screen and file sharing, and much more.

Which has been your favorite from the list?

If you know any other apps that are not included in this roundup that you would like to be included. Leave the name of the app below in the comments.

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