FaceTime is built-in app for iOS users and its restricted to only Apple devices, FaceTime allows to video call from iPhone to iPhone and also now it support voice over IP calling too. Back in 2010 when FaceTime was introduced along with iPhone 4, Late Steve Jobs promised to make it open source so that we can use it on other smartphones, well till now it doesn’t seems that we are getting FaceTime on Android anytime soon. Since Facetime is not open source yet, we have top 4 alternatives to FaceTime on Android.
Following are the apps which work like Facetime and you easily download them from your Play Stores. The main reason why FaceTime never made it to other platforms is that Apple uses additional techniques to improve Facetime performance, but these techniques are not compatible with other operating system. But again we don’t need Facetime there are many other alternatives to FaceTime on Android.
Top 5 alternatives to FaceTime on Android:
Skype app is the best alternative to FaceTime and the best thing is free, you can use it mostly all other platforms. Video quality is very good and its also provides both features Video call and VOIP. You can also call to any number around the world but it’s not free, you have to pay for it.
Facebook messenger is 2nd best alternative to Facetime and it recently got the video and VIOP calling features, after getting calling feature more than 1 million calls made in first two days. So I think we can wait for FaceTime.
After WhatsApp rolled out its VOIP call feature, things get more excited. WhatsApp is the best cross messaging platform for nearly all smartphones and with calling feature there is no need for FaceTime.
Viber is also competing with Facetime since it got the video calling features, but first you’ve to make a voice call and then when it’s connected, you can enable Video. One negative point for Viber is that its reception is not good as like others.