FaceTime is a video chatting application, available exclusively for iOS users, which allows you to have a video call with other iOS users without any problem. The only drawback of FaceTime is that it is unavailable for Android users because of which Android users have to look for alternate ways to have a video call with their friends. You can still run it on PC and MAC from FaceTime website. For that reason, there are tons of apps available for Android users, but not every app matches the quality of FaceTime. Thus, to help the Android users, we will discuss various apps which are a perfect alternative for FaceTime which will give users the same experience as FaceTime. The top alternatives of FaceTime are as follows:

#1 Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular alternatives of FaceTime for Android users which is used by tons of people. People do not need to buy a specific device to use the services of Facebook Messenger. The app works on all platforms such as Android, iOS, Computer, etc and thus, all your friends can have fun while using the app. It is one of the best video chatting platforms available for the Android users at the moment.

#2 Google Duo

The closest alternative to FaceTime for Android users is the Google Duo. Google Duo is specifically built for video chatting services unlike Facebook Messenger. Through this app, you can only video chat with your friends. When you open the app, it ties to the number that you are using and then, you can easily make calls to other people. However, the other person must also be using Google Duo to make this work. The best feature of the app is that it is not just for Android users but also it is available for iOS users as well. The app is free of cost and easy to use as well. It works really well on all the platforms.

#3 Skype

Everyone must be familiar with Skype, everyone has to be familiar with Skype. The whole concept of video chatting started with Skype. It is known for its popularity, stability, easy to use interface, features and its cross-platform support. With Skype, you can not only video chat, but also text and voice call your Skype contacts. With Skype, you can video call up to ten people at a time. One drawback of this app is that it is buggy and it always has been. However, it has never stopped the users from getting a great experience . It is undoubtedly one of the best alternatives for FaceTime for all the Android users.

#4 Snapchat

Another free alternative for FaceTime is Snapchat, which has grown in popularity over the last few years. Snapchat is a unique app which has replaced text chatting with photo chatting. However, you can also text and video call your friends using the app. At one time, you can have a video chat with up to 16 people. Currently, the developers are undergoing reconstruction project for the app. Thus, by the end of 2019, Snapchat will look a completely different app. You do not have to pay a dime to use the services of the app.

#5 Viber

Another great alternative for FaceTime is Viber. Viber is one of the oldest apps out there which started out as calling app. However, with the passage of time, it has grown into a video calling app as well where the users can make free video calls to their friends. Currently, there are over 600 million people using the app which is pretty impressive. The most unique thing about the app is the Social feature which allows you to know what's happening all over the world. The app is free to use but with some option in-app purchases which lets you buy things like stickers. All in all, it seems a great app for you to make video calls. Therefore, you must check this app out once, if you want to have an experience exactly like FaceTime.


These are some of the best tried and tested alternatives for FaceTime which will give the users a great experience of connecting with their friends and having a video chat with them. All these alternatives mentioned above are a few of the best ones available out there and you can use them for video calling you friends.

Author's Bio: 

Rasel Khan is an internet entrepreneur