The Best Free Video Calling Apps for Android

When is the last time you talked to your close friend or family member over the phone? Was it video call? It’s a good chance the last conversation you had over the phone with a friend or family member, was a video call. Not only do phones come equipped today with good video chat capabilities, but there are many options and growing. The best part is, these various video calling apps for your phone are completely free, or available for a nominal price. So if you’re looking to get in touch via video for the first time, or perhaps you want to try a new video app on your phone, here’s a great list for you to choose from.

The Best Free Video Calling Apps for Android

1 Viber

Viber Version 6.8.0.25 APK Download

This free popular video chat app is actually more than popular. It’s mainstream. And for a reason. This messaging application features all the goodies you want in a messaging app, including voice calling, video calling, text messaging, picture storage and another quite unique one; WeChat has the ability to let you find people who are also on WeChat looking for someone new to talk to within your vicinity using it’s location-dependant “Friend Radar”. Not a fan of doing all this cool stuff on your phone? You can install WeChat on your laptop or desktop:)
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2 LINE: Free Calls & Messages

LINE: Free Calls & Messages Version 6.9.1 APK Download

LINE is one of the best for video calls. With a userbase of over half a billion, it's proved itself as a powerful, cross-platform complete messaging app. Besides video calls, LINE is like a mini-Facebook where you have a newsfeed, friends, group chatting, messaging and more. It’s one of the best video calling apps for Android phones (or desktops).
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3 Tango - Free Video Call & Chat

Tango - Free Video Call & Chat Version 3.33.216923 APK Download

If you’ve been an Android user for a while, you probably know how Tango was one of thes best options back in the day for video calls. It’s an app that today does far more than just video chatting. Tango has become a complete messaging application that also offers text and voice calling. Much like WhatsApp, Tango has a geo-locator that lets people find each other if app users are looking to meet new friends in the area. And much like AOL chat rooms from back in the day, Tango has chat groups that let you talk to people with similar interests.
  • Developer Tango
  • Newest Version 3.33.216923
  • Publish Date
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4 Skype - free IM & video calls

Skype - free IM & video calls Version 7.41.0.101 APK Download

Chances are you already have this one. If you don’t, this list of video chat options provides many other suitable options. But if you want an app that is compatible to Android devices as well as your laptop, this cross-platform application will do you well. It’s quarter billion large user base means they keep it updated, and it’s proven to be a reliable voice call and texting provider. You can’t go wrong with using Skype for all your video call needs.
  • Developer Skype
  • Newest Version 7.41.0.101
  • Publish Date
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5 WeChat

WeChat Version 6.5.4 APK Download

This free popular video chat app is actually more than popular. It’s mainstream. And for a reason. This messaging application features all the goodies you want in a messaging app, including voice calling, video calling, text messaging, picture storage and another quite unique one; WeChat has the ability to let you find people who are also on WeChat looking for someone new to talk to within your vicinity using it’s location-dependant “Friend Radar”. Not a fan of doing all this cool stuff on your phone? You can install WeChat on your laptop or desktop:)
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6 KakaoTalk: Free Calls & Text

KakaoTalk: Free Calls & Text Version 6.1.7 APK Download

Here’s another very worthy video calling app that’s both free and compatible with your Android. It’s called KakaoTalk and with over 150 million users, this complete messaging app has everything you need plus more. The “more” includes a super cool voice filter and also compatibility with Android wearable technology. You should put this one in your top three choices.
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7 JusTalk - free video calls

JusTalk - free video calls Version 6.9.47 APK Download

This free video chatting application for Android has a primary focus point on video capabilities. Where some apps just happen to have it, along with all other messaging options, JusTalk makes video calling just a tad bit better than some of the other ones. It lets you connect your Facebook account so you can sync up your friends and use it to chat to anyone you know. Another cool video chat extra it has is drawing capabilities and games. JusTalk lets you do voice calls too if you’re not looking to do video for any given call. It’s a solid video chatting app.
  • Developer JusTalk
  • Newest Version 6.9.47
  • Publish Date
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8 BBM - Free Calls & Messages

BBM - Free Calls & Messages Version 3.3.1.24 APK Download

One of the newer kids on the block, BBM has video calling capabilities and its compatible on Android devices. It’s free, but they do offer in-app purchases if you are into little upgrades here and there. They have a small fanbase of users, so they’re worth a look if you’re looking for new video calling apps.
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9 icq video calls & chat

icq video calls & chat Version 6.13(821811) APK Download

ICQ is a free application though it does has in-app purchase options. This Android compatible application is one of the older players in the video calling apps game as it used to compete with AOL instant messenger back in the 90s. Today, AOL has bought them out as well as solidified their reliable video chatting service. They also added a few little extras, one being the ability to hold video calls well over 3G connections.
  • Developer ICQ
  • Newest Version 6.13(821811)
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10 Hangouts

Hangouts Version 17.0.148298972 APK Download

Google Hangouts is a great app to have on your Android phone. For one, it’s owned by Google, and secondly, it’s an all around solid messaging service that lets you make clear voice calls as well as video. A unique thing Hangouts does is let you “hang out” with up to nine other people via video chat. They have a desktop app or you can use within your browser as well. Chances are your Android device came with it pre-installed, but if not you can grab it for free at any time.
  • Developer Google Inc.
  • Newest Version 17.0.148298972
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