25 Free Video Calling Apps

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As we are all aware, we are living in a very challenging time due to the COVID-19 Virus outbreak. Colleagues, families and friends are isolating themselves from others on Government advice in an effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus.

However this isolation creates new challenges, how do colleagues communicate so they can carry on working, how do families and friends keep-in-touch to keep up morale and reduce loneliness in this difficult time?

Luckily we have the power of the internet and video calling at our disposal to keep communication and social iteration flowing!

So, to help everyone out I’ve put together the below list of 25 free video calling apps that you can use with colleagues, family or friends. The list states what you get for free and whether the free tier is on a time-based trial or with limited functionality.

If you’re struggling to make use of these apps and need some training then check out this completely free course developed by one of my amazing clients.

If I have missed any out which you think need to be added then let me know by emailing [email protected]

AppFree?People LimitScreen SharingSoftware NeededProsCons
Jitsi100% FREE50YesNoEncrypted, no account needed, live streamingSome features still in Beta mode
Skype100% FREE50YesNoUp to 50 people in a video callNot ideal for business use, must have account
Cisco WebexFREEMIUM100YesNoUp to 100 Participants, Unlimited Time & MeetingsFor personal use only
FB Messenger100% FREE50NoNoUp to 50 people in a video callMust have a Facebook account
Google Hangouts100% FREE25YesNoCan be used by anyone on any deviceLimited to 25 people per video call
ZoomFREEMIUM100YesNoSmooth calls with many people40 min limit on group calls
Facetime100% FREE32NoYesUp to 32 people in a video callOnly available on Apple Devices
Google MeetFREE with G Suite100YesNoGreat freebie if you already have G SuiteExpensive for those not on G Suite
Microsoft TeamsFREEMIUM80YesYesGreat for users of Microsoft productsExternal guests require an account
GoToMeetingFREE TRIAL50YesNoAdmin controls, no time limitsFree on 14 Day Trial, Webinars £15 / pm
LifesizeFREE TRIAL25YesYesGreat UI, Scalable SolutionFree Trial is for 6 Months Only
UberConferenceFREEMIUM10YesNoCall recording, mobile apps45 Minute call limit
Talky100% FREE6YesNoWhitelabel product, no account neededFairly simple / Limited functionality
WhatsApp100% FREE4NoYesWidely used already, simple UI4 people per video call, calls on phones only
Adobe ConnectFREE TRIAL25YesYesGreat for digital trainingOnly free for 90-Days then £40 per month
DemioFREE TRIAL25YesNoWebinar features, No account needed14 Day Free Trial - Pricey afterwards
Video4Sure100% FREE256UnknownNo256 Participants for freeUnknown & Un-reviewed
RedCoolMedia100% FREE9NoNoVery simple, no frillsLimited functionality, unreviewed
FreeConference.com100% FREE1000*YesNoWhiteboard functionality*Only 5 people via video call, 1,000 via phone call
OnlineVideoCall100% FREE20UnknownNoVery simple, no frillsQuestionable Security, Limited functionality
SlackFREEMIUM2YesYesMany Integrations, Great UIFree for small teams only, 1:1 video calls
Signal100% FREE2NoYesFully encrypted and secure1:1 Video calls only, must have the app
ProficonfFREEMIUM2YesNoWhiteboard & File Sharing2 People per call
VSeeFREEMIUM2YesYesBAA & HIPAA CompliantMax 25 calls per month
WherbyFREEMIUM2YesNoVery friendly & easy to use UIMax 2 people per call, Expensive after free plan