Video chat services are now basically a commodity — they’re built into popular operating systems and there are many options out there.
It also turns out that people don’t want to video chat all the time — in fact, many people have moved away from audio-only phone calls to texting and similar services.
It has one big advantage over Skype — you can have a video chat with up to 10 people at a time on Hangouts for free, while anything above two people requires you pay for a Skype Premium subscription in Skype.
As another bonus, you can call any number in the US or Canada for free from within Gmail.
Even someone who doesn’t use Hangouts or Talk probably has a Google account by now.
On the web, Hangouts can be accessed from Gmail or Google .
The process is almost the same with the Skype app on smartphones and tablets.
Facebook offers a Video Calling feature that allows you to initiate video chats with your Facebook friends.
Google Hangouts is included on Android phones and tablets, so many people will have access to it.
Anyone with a free Google account can use Hangouts via their web browser on Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chrome OS. As the successor to the popular Google Talk chat service, Hangouts is widely used.
, the video phone was supposed to be an awe-inspiring example of future technology.
Well, that future is here — video chat has been with us for many years.
We can now even video chat from almost anywhere thanks to smartphones with data connections.