The Best Video Chat Apps for iPhone and iPad: Do More than Video Calling!

Scroll through this list of best video chat apps for iPhone and iPad to let you do video calling with your friends and loved ones with absolute freedom.

Gone are the days when there were only a few video chat apps. Today, there are tons of apps which let you make a video call with your friends and loved ones—free of cost. Really, making the video call had never been so easy-going before.

If you want to explore some of the most elegant video chat apps for iPhone and iPad just to experiment or check out which one has the superior quality, we have you entirely covered. They are all feature-rich and create a happy problem of aplenty. Let’s dive right in to choose the best bet!

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Best Video Chat Apps for iPhone and iPad

Best Video Chat Apps iPhone and iPad Apps

#1. 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 the poor internet connection. Even better, it lets you switch from cell to Wi-Fi with just a tap.

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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

#2. 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.

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I have enjoyed 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

#3. 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.

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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

#4. Viber

Viber 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.

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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

#5. 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

#6. WeChat

WeChat Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

WeChat is a hugely popular messaging app in China. It provides high-quality video call. 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

#7. Nimbuzz Messenger

Nimbuzz Messenger Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Nimbuzz Messenger’s video chatting facility is of top grade quality. You would enjoy having a long chat with your friends using this neat app. It connects you to your friends via a lot of services: Facebook, Gtalk, Yahoo! Messenger etc. Nimbuzz isn’t really on my list of apps to use, but it’s worth giving a try considering the adorable features an elegant user-interface.

Price: Free

#8. Tango Text, Voice, and Video

Tango Text, Voice, and Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Tango, I guess, needs no introduction. On the iPhone, it was one of the first video chat alternatives I took after Skype. As a serious alternative to Skype, Tango was kickass. It still is. Tango works good on the iPhone and has Android version too so you can make video calls to your friends on other smartphones too.

Price: Free

#9. 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

#10. Chat for Strangers, Video Chat

Chat for Strangers, Video Chat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

I have found “Chat for Strangers” pretty simple but full of fun. The app lets you be friends with strangers and chat with them.

Don’t want anyone to discover that you have made some new friends? No problem. There is also a private chat mode to let you secretly chat and express your feelings without any hindrance.

It has a huge collection of GIFs to let you communicate in an amusing way. The app also provides some cool filters to enhance videos.

Price: Free

What’s your pick?

I’m really impressed with all these apps as they let you communicate with absolute freedom. Depending on your personal interest, you can pick the one that excites you the most. Do let us know which one of these apps stand out from your perspective and stay tuned to us for more such special lists.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


  1. One more very good desktop video conferencing app is: R-HUB desktop video conferencing servers. Works on Android, iOS, MAC, Windows etc.


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