FaceTime is one of the most popular communication apps for Apple users. If you have a MacBook, iPad or iPhone, then the application has already been installed on your device. You start the app, enter your username and password, then start using it. Perfect.

But FaceTime is only available for Apple/iOS users. It doesn’t exist in the Android store. So if  you switch to an Android device or already using it, then you are not able to use FaceTime.

So in this article, I will introduce some of the FaceTime alternatives on the market that you can use in your Android device. These are all free and have millions of downloads.

1. Whatsapp Messenger

Price: Free

Support: Multi platform (Android, iOS etc.)

Google Play Rating: 4.3 / 5

Whatsapp is one of the most-used messengers in the world and is a great alternative to FaceTime and is completely free to use.

You can use Whatsapp for sending instant messages, sharing pictures, videos, documents and also you can make video & voice calls like FaceTime.

Some Features:

  • Instant messaging
  • Voice and Video calls
  • Private or Group Chat (up to 256 people)
  • Share photos, videos, documents, even your location
  • Use WhatsApp even in your web browser (desktop) by WhatsApp Web.

You can see more WhatsApp features here.

Usage:

After you download WhatsApp (for Android), you need to verify your phone number. After entering your number, you will receive a 6-digit authentication code to your phone, once you enter it you can start using WhatsApp.

2. Skype

Price: Free

Support: Multi Platform

Google Play Rating: 4.3 / 5

Skype is another great alternative for FaceTime. Skype is a part of Microsoft that founded in 2003. Like WhatsApp and FaceTime, Skype allows users to send instant messages, make video/audio calls and much more. It is also supported both on Android and iOS devices, tablets and desktops.

Some Features:

  • Video and Voice Calls
  • Private or Group Chat
  • Share photos, videos, documents and much more
  • SMS Connect
  • Screen Sharing
  • Supports calling real phone numbers (not free)

You can see more of Skype's features here.

Usage:

After downloading Skype, you need to get a Skype account if you don’t have yet, then you can sign-in by entering your Skype username/email and your password and start using Skype.

3. Signal Private Messenger

Price: Free

Support: Multi platform

Google Play Rating: 4.6 / 5

Signal messenger is a kind of app that provides secure connection and privacy by end-to-end encryption for their users. It is also a great alternative to Facetime and supported multi-platform.

Some Features:

  • Private and group chats
  • End-to-end encrypted messaging
  • Video and Voice calls
  • Share pictures, gif, location and much more

You can see more of Signal's features here.

Usage:

After downloading Signal, it requests to enter your phone number and sends you a verification code. After entering it, you can set up your profile and then you need to create a 6 digit PIN for extra security.

4. Viber

Price: Free

Support: Multi platform

Google Play Rating: 4.4 / 5

Another great alternative to FaceTime is Viber.

Viber is on the market since around 2010. Viber also has the features of sending instant messages, video chat and voice calls and much more. You can also call real phone numbers like in Skype for low costs.

Some Features:

  • Instant text, video and voice messages
  • Share photos, videos, documents and much more
  • Send stickers and gifs
  • Build Groups and Communities
  • Video and Audio calls

You can see more of Viber's features here.

Usage:

After downloading Viber, (for Android), you need to enter and verify your phone number. After entering your number, you will receive a 6-digit authentication code to your phone, enter it and then you can start using Viber.

5. Snapchat

Price: Free

Support: Multi platform

Google Play Rating: 4.3 / 5

Snapchat is another very popular communication app, mostly among young people. Snapchat also supports video-calls one-on-one or even up to 16 people. One interesting feature that Snapchat differs from other apps is that messages you sent or receive disappear after it has been read/seen.

Some Features:

  • Instant text, video and voice messages
  • Share photos, videos, documents and much more
  • Send stickers and gifs
  • Build Groups and Communities
  • Video and Audio calls

You can read more about Snapchat here.

Usage:

You can download Snapchat from here and then sign-in with your email/username and password.

These popular apps that are some great alternatives to FaceTime. There are even many other apps in the market, but which of them is your most favorite one?

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