Best Video Chat Apps for iPad and iPhone in 2020

Making a video call had never been easier. And with these best video chat apps for iPad and iPhone, you can stay connected with friends, family, clients, colleagues, and more. So, Let’s take a look and pick the best!

#1. WhatsApp

WhatsApp Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

WhatsApp is by far the most popular messaging app loved by millions of users around the world. Now, it also allows you to do a video call with your friends and loved ones. If you are a top-notch app to let you video chat with friends with needed flair, WhatsApp has to be the top contender for your choice.

As for the quality of the video call, I would rate WhatsApp at par with the best. The most interesting thing about it is that it offers a relatively better calling than most other apps even on 2G/3G let alone 4G.

Price: Free

#2. Marco Polo – Stay In Touch

Marco Polo Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Marco Polo is more than a mere video calling app. It helps you connect with people, who really matter to you. When you can’t talk to someone due to different schedules or time-zones, this could help.

Send them a video message! They can check and respond at their leisure. To mix things up, add fun filters and voice effects.

What’s more, there is no limit to your video time. And all messages are saved on cloud, so you can revisit whenever you want.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $9.99)

#3. Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

With more than 1000 million users, Facebook Messenger is easily one of the most sought-after apps. It offers a great video calling experience.

I have enjoyed the video call with my Facebook friends. The group video calling brings the needed fun into the play. The quality of the call is pretty good. Other exciting features of this messaging app are Instant Video, Instant Games, Secret Conversation and more. If you are looking for an app to make video calling ultra-convenient, the Messenger should be a viable option.

Price: Free

#4. Google Duo

Google Duo Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Google Duo didn’t have to work hard to walk into this special list. What sets it apart is the ability to make your video calling absolute fun. I was really amazed to see its video calling quality.

While many other rivals need internet connectivity at their very best to remain steady during the call, its quality doesn’t suffer much even when you have a poor internet connection. Even better, it lets you switch from cell to Wi-Fi with just a tap.

It has an interesting feature called “Knock Knock” which provides a video preview of incoming calls. Hence, you can easily find out who is calling and why before going ahead with the call.

Price: Free

#5. ZOOM Cloud Meetings

ZOOM Cloud Meetings Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

A quite popular video calling option for professionals. First and foremost, the video and audio quality are quite great. Zoom offers instant screen sharing, virtual background, Real-time whiteboard, Apple CarPlay support, and even a webinar feature.

And thanks to Siri Shortcuts support, you can use voice command to start, join and listen to a meeting. Moreover, you can invite up to 100 people to join you on video!

Price: Free

#6. WeChat

WeChat Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

WeChat is a hugely popular messaging app in China. It provides high-quality video calls. What makes it a real deal for users is that it allows users to create group chats with up to 500 people. Thanks mainly to user-friendly features, it’s widely considered to be one of the top competitors of WhatsApp. You can completely trust it liven up your video time with your friends and loved ones.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)

#7. Skype

Skype Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Memes have made Skype the butt of a few jokes but I just Skyped with someone, and luckily, it worked perfectly. Skype does run into trouble occasionally, and there are glitches despite updates, but Skype is the go-to app for a lot of people who want to do video calls. And since it runs on everything – iOS, Android, Mac, PC, WP, etc. – it still retains top spot amongst the non-tech-savvy people.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $3.49)

#8. Hangouts

Hangouts Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

While Google Duo is exclusively a video chat app, Hangouts has the ability to send and receive chat messages as well. Before you start a video call with your friends, you can send a text so that they are prepared to face you and the camera. Hangouts allow you to make a free video call with up to 10 friends.

Hangouts have the ability to turn your conversation into a video call; with a single tap, you can start a video chat with your contacts. You can send messages to your friends even if they are offline. Use Google Cloud to manage your mobile app.

Price: Free

#9. JusTalk

JusTalk Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Agreed, JusTalk isn’t famous as some of its more distinguished rivals, but that doesn’t mean it can’t compete with them when it comes to letting you video call with the needed comfort. I haven’t used it much, but its simple UI and reliable video call have impressed me. You can choose themes, create doodles and even add your favorite ringtones. It encrypts all of your data to offer it the needed security.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)

#10. Viber Messenger

Viber Messanger Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

As far as features and user experience are concerned, Viber has long been a top class messaging app. Though it may not look as elegant as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, it has what it takes to do a fabulous job.

It allows you to make a video call with your friends with ease. The quality of the video chat is thoroughly satisfactory. With several other important features to let you communicate with your friends conveniently, Viber can be an elegant alternative should you decide to take a break with FaceTime on your iOS device.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)

What’s your pick?

I’m really impressed with all these video chat apps as they let you communicate with absolute freedom. Depending on your personal interest, you can pick the one that excites you the most. Which one of these apps stand out from your perspective? Let us know that in the comments below.

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