5 best Skype alternatives for Windows

If you are looking for an alternative to Skype for VoIP, video chat or video conferencing, here are some of the best options you can consider.

By Nilakshi Pathak
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The first preference for most of us for a video chat is Skype. Skype is the popular platform for video call. However, recently Stefan Kanthak, a researcher has discovered flaws in Skype, and he even went public about it. What do we know now?

5 best Skype alternatives for Windows

 

Well, the information that we have gathered is that it is not the best and is certainly not secure. It's time to look for the alternatives of Skype for Windows. So, here are five best Skype alternatives.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts

Hangouts almost have every feature that Skype has. You can search a person by using their email address and phone number for doing a voice call. Apart from a voice call, Google Hangouts also support communication via texts and audio calls. You can also do a group conference up to ten people. If you have friends who are not users of Apple devices, Google Hangouts is the best option that you have.

ooVoo
 

ooVoo

Though not popular, ooVoo is one of the best platforms for a group conference call. It has an upper limit of 12 persons for a free group conference calls. The platform is filled with features. The video quality along with the audio quality is very high. It even allows you to record video call and leave video messages. And also, by sharing the screen together, you and your friends can enjoy a YouTube video together! It has few in-app purchases but also the basic needs are distributed for free.

LINE

LINE

LINE became famous as a messaging app, but only a few people know that it is an excellent app for making free video calls. You can also make free voice calls and send text messages to a group here. The app is readily available for all the smartphone devices. You can spice the conversation with the creatively animated stickers that the app offers. The number of features available in LINE is higher than Skype. You can even send your location in LINE. Also, by watching a small ad, you can make a short international call for free.

Tox

Tox

If you are looking for a secure alternative of Skype, then Tox is the app for you. It is an open-source tool. It is designed by keeping in mind that no one likes to be spied and tracked. It has a simple user-interface. It comes in two versions:

1. qTox which is a full-featured app

2. uTox which is designed for lighter systems.

The app can be used for free without watching any annoying ads. All the communication made via Tox is secured. There is no limit on the amount of data and files that you want to share.

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Viber

Viber

Viber is available on both your computer and smartphone. It has all the standard facilities which include video calling, group chats, audio calling and text messages. Viber also promotes public conversations and helps you to connect with popular websites. Also, you can play games here if you are tired of waiting for someone's call or texts. It is one of the solid alternatives of Skype.

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You can choose any of these alternatives of Skype for enjoying secure conversation. Let us know about your favorite Skype alternative.

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