What are your favorite FaceTime alternatives?

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Video calling has been a feature available on smartphones for a while now, but more than ever before, we're relying on it for catching up with friends, having meetings for work, and even doing virtual doctor appointments.

There's a plethora of apps out there that you can use for video calling, and unfortunately for Android users, one of the most popular is Apple's FaceTime. There's no denying that FaceTime works incredibly well, but if you don't have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you're out of luck.

Some of our AC forum members recently shared some of their favorite alternatives to FaceTime, with their suggestions being as follows:

WhatsApp Skype Zoom


Or Google Duo. I did a doctor appointment and whatever link they sent worked on my S20 Ultra. They shouldn't just assume everyone has an iPhone.


Yep, Duo is excellent. Whereas Android users are unable to install Facetime (because Apple:-\), iPhone users are able to install Duo or any of the abovementioned apps, so they really don't have an excuse to be unable to make a video call with you.

B. Diddy

Sorry that I'm a little late to the party here, but Facebook Messenger also has a video calling option. Since many Apple users will have those Facebook apps installed, that could be a good option, as well. My mother-in-law has an iPhone X Plus and I have an S10, and we use Messenger to video chat with one another.


Now, we want to hear from you — What are your favorite FaceTime alternatives?

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Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.