Hi friends! You are likely familiar with ZOOM by now, but there are many other video chat options you might use in keeping in touch with the people you care about, family, friends, and new connections you haven’t yet made. Here are a few apps you might consider, all FREE!
Skype: Works on computers and mobile devices; can make regular phone calls and video calls with up to 24 people at a time.
FaceTime: Accessible to iPhone, iPad, and Mac users for connecting up to 32 people.
Duo: Like FaceTime but for Android users! You don’t have to have an Android device though to use Duo! The app covers Apple and Android users for up to 12 people.
Houseparty: This one’s especially good for spontaneous gatherings. The app alerts you when friends are online. Video calls are limited to eight participants.
Clubhouse: An audio-based space for casual, drop-in audio conversations—with friends and other interesting people around the world. Drop in, drop out, listen in on different groups and topics.