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Top 10 free video conferencing apps

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Meetings are a staple part of most people’s work lives. But as more and more firms look to embrace remote working schemes, it’s not always easy getting everyone in a room at the same time.

Making good use of video conferencing also means companies are no longer tied to working with partners based in the areas surrounding their offices due to travel expenses.

With the aid of a good video conferencing app, businesses of all sizes can connect with employees and partners wherever they are in the world.

IT Channel Expert has picked out 10 of our favourite apps to do the job. And the best thing about this list is that they all have free options:

PEER

- Face-to-face networking for professionals

- Find other professionals in your area or globally based on expertise

- Send pre-recorded video messages as invites, or send text

- Hop on one-to-one live video calls right from your iPhone

- Join a group and meet other professionals

- Easy LinkedIn sign-in

SKYPE

- Over 300 million people using Skype

- Free voice and video calls to other Skype users

- Low cost calls to mobiles and landlines if contacting those not on Skype

- Send photos over Skype without having to worry about email size limits or expensive MMS charges

- Available on smartphones, tablets, Macs, PCs, and TVs

VIDEOCALLS.IO

- Free unlimited video calling to other VideoCalls.io users

- HD video and audio quality

- No user names or passwords to remember

- Optimized apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad/iPad Mini

- Available for other smartphones or can be used through any web browser

TALKY

- Simple video chat and screen sharing for groups and teams

- Create virtual meeting rooms

- No signup or login required, just share the meeting room URL via text, email or private message

- Lock a room to secure a conversation once all parties have entered

CONFERENDO

- Free video calls, group conferences with up to three participants, and broadcasting for 20 people

- Free instant messaging

- Chat function within video calls and conferences

- Works over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks

- Horizontal and vertical orientation support (for iPad only)

- Single contacts list for all devices

- Authorisation through social networks (including Facebook and Google+)

- Front and back cameras support

- Automatically finds Facebook friends using Conferendo and adds them to your address book

GEOHIVES

- Instant message and video chat with other GeoHivers

- Post and share feed messages with #tags

- Find the trending #tag in your area

- Find restaurants and businesses around you, and start navigating to a location with just one click

GULFSIP

- Free voice and video calls to GULFSIP contacts

- International calls to any mobile or landline at low rates

- Free daily SMS to any mobile

- HD video and voice calls

- Unlimited conference calls

- Voicemail function

- Push notification when new friends join

- Free minutes to make free international calls to any mobile or landline in some countries

APPEAR.IN

- Chat with up to eight users on live video

- Create your own rooms and send URL invite on chat, Facebook, SMS or email

- Compatible with most smartphones and tablets, and any PC with WebRTC-enabled browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi etc.)

- No registration needed

SPIN VIDEO CALLS

- Free group video calls in HD

- Up to ten people per video conference

- View and collaborate on documents, swipe through photos and watch videos together

- Connect to Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and Citrix ShareFile to share documents

- Add group comments while viewing documents, PDFs, photos and videos

OOVOO

- Free one-on-one or group video calls

- Up to 12 people can join a conference call

- Free text messaging: send text, pictures and videos, even during a call

- Address Book, Facebook and WhatsApp Integration

- SuperClear automatically detects and adjusts for connection speed

- Echo cancellation for clear audio

- Works on 4G, 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi without increasing data consumption

- ooVoo is cross-platform

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