Facetime application has been invented by ios developers. It is used to make audio and video calls from the iphone device.

Apple developed it on an open standard, which means that technically (no pun intended), FaceTime could be used across a range of platforms, and other manufacturers can leverage FaceTime’s protocol. However, in reality, FaceTime remains available only to users of Apple products. Specifically, you can use FaceTime from your iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod Touch, or Mac computer, and you’ll need to be contacting someone on one of these devices as well. However, Apple has priced the FaceTime app so low (currently just 99 cents), that it’s clearly trying to encourage all Apple users to adopt this software for their video chat, even if they can only talk to other Mac devices/users with it.

In Android OS we don’t have an application named FaceTime but we do have many best and awesome alternatives for it. I will be introducing you a range of such applications below. Check it out;

Facetime Alternatives for Android

This is the latest and updated list of android applications for live video chatting and audio calling. The most interesting thing is that all the apps listed below are completely free to use.  Read all the features of the application and select one of the application you like. I have arranged the apps below according to my priority list.

Whatsapp Messenger

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WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.

Whatsapp has recently introduced video calling feature.

Making a video call is just like making an audio call: open a call chat with the person you want to contact and then select the Video Call option. The other person, for now, will also need to have video calling for it to work otherwise you’ll get an error message.

Once the call is launched, you can see and hear your correspondent. It will take us further testing to see the actual video quality but at first glance it looks pretty good.

Download Whatsapp Messenger

Facebook Messenger

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A lot of people like FaceTime because it can be used over WiFi and the audio quality is much higher than a typical phone call. If you’re only interested in making audio calls to your friends you can use Facebook Messenger. The beauty is most people in the world use Facebook, so it should be easy to contact your friends. When you’re in a conversation with a friend you should see a blue phone icon. Tap it to go into a call.

Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don’t have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan).

Not just for Facebook friends: Message people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact.

Download Facebook Messenger

Skype

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Skype keeps the world talking. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call—all for free, no matter what device they use Skype on.

• Talk face to face with a video call.
• New group video calls with up to 25 people.
• Free voice calls to anyone else on Skype. Add up to 25 people on a group call.
• Message your friends in an instant and add up to 300 people to a group chat.
• Call mobiles and landlines at low rates (Skype to Skype calls are always free).
• Share photos, video messages, your location and add emoticons and Mojis to your chat.
• Skype’s available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Macs. Now it’s even easier to stay connected to friends and family – no matter the device they’re on.

Download Skype

Google Hangouts

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Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message friends, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group. The obvious FaceTime replacement for Android is Google’s own Hangouts app. In fact, Hangouts can even replace iMessage.

• Send and receive both Hangouts and text messages (SMS/MMS).
• Include all your friends with group chats for up to 150 people.
• Say more with photos, videos, maps, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs.
• Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 friends.
• Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!).
• Connect your Google Voice account for phone calling, SMS texting, and voicemail integration.
• Keep in touch with friends across Android, iOS, and the web, and sync chats across all your devices.
• Message friends anytime, even if they’re offline.

Download Google Hangouts

Line

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LINE reshapes communication around the globe, bringing you closer to your family, friends, and loved ones—for free. With voice and video calls, messages, and a limitless variety of exciting stickers, you’ll be able to express yourself in ways that you’ve never thought possible. With over 600 million users worldwide, LINE’s constantly expanding platform will continue to provide exciting new experiences and convenience.

With over 350 million users, LINE is one of the top 10 most popular messaging apps in the world, and you’ve probably never heard of it. LINE allows users to make free voice and video calls, send group messages, and has tons of fun stickers. It’s available on nearly every platform imaginable, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Firefox OS, and desktop.

Download Line

Snapchat

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Open Snapchat to your contacts list and swipe right on the person with whom you’re going to chat.

To video-chat, simply press the video camera icon. Your call will immediately go out, and as long as your friend has Chat 2.0 installed, they’ll receive a call notification.

To video-chat, simply press the video camera icon. Your call will immediately go out, and as long as your friend has Chat 2.0 installed, they’ll receive a call notification.

As soon as they answer your call, you can start chatting.

If you don’t want them to see your face, you can tap on the green camera icon again and you’ll be able to see your friend’s feed without them seeing you.

Download Snapchat

Viber

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Free messages and calls from any Android device, including tablets, on any network. All you need is 3G or WiFi and you can connect with other Viber users anywhere!

Viber started out as a text and audio messaging app, but quickly realized that they would need to add features to compete in a crowded marketplace. First they worked to replicate audio chat like Skype, and then in 2014 introduced video chat functionality. Although they are relatively new to the marketplace, Viber has built their brand into a strong alternative to existing platforms like FaceTime and Skype.

One of the best aspects of Viber is the app’s clean and intuitive design. Whereas Skype and Hangouts seem like desktop legacy apps that have been awkwardly transitioned to mobile experiences, Viber was built from the ground up with your phone screen in mind. In 2013, they did introduce a desktop app as well, but the clear focus is still on mobile.

Download Viber


This is the list of top alternatives for facetime. You can utilize the above apps to do voice and video calling, fun chat etc from your android mobile phone.

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