Folks have been using instant messaging on their mobile phones almost as long as there have been mobile phones.
Video chatting, on the other hand, is only really starting to take off in a big way now that mobile data networks are really starting to expand in bandwidth.
will let you stream live video to the web instantly, but the app also includes a “Video Chat” option that you can use when you just want to stream privately to people and chat with them.
I happened to already have another Qik account, so with the Qik web app I can just initiate a call with my home user account.
By the way, an added feature of Paltalk is that it is very much an application that promotes chatting – as in chatting with strangers all around the world on a really wide range of topics.
So, if you have a concern about letting your young kids use such an app (which is a valid concern), then this video chatting option may not be best for you.
Just click the video chat icon and you’re connected.
Are either of these your favorite, or do you have some other app you use to video chat with friends and family?
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If you’re looking for one of the fastest and easiest ways to use your Android to have a video chat with your friends though, this is one of the best options out there.
Are you into video chat, or do you still prefer text or voice?If you’re traveling and want to keep in touch with your kids or your spouse, just have then sign up with their own Qik account and they can chat with you right on the website.