Skype allows its 299 million users to video chat, voice chat, and instant messaging each other.
That’s probably the best thing about Skype – the fact that so many people already have it.
Video chats are not only convenient – we’re always with our smartphones so we can hold a video chat wherever or whenever – it also offers the chance to talk to someone else face-to-face. While most smartphones come equipped with built-in video software, they may not function across all platforms.
As of now, Peer is only available in i Tunes, but expect Google play and desk top versions are in the works. Since nearly everyone has Google these days, it shouldn’t be difficult to find another person with Hangouts.Besides the typical features – voice and video chat, instant messaging, and group video chat for up to 10 people – you can also share photos and emojis.You won't miss a moment of interaction on our reliable, proven service.View Features Every free account supports high-definition audio, screen sharing and video calling for up to 1,000 participants. Today, you're back together — all thanks to our free video chat app. Screen share web pages, record video, broadcast recordings and more.Keeping those internal communication lines open is the best way to ensure your team functions smoothly.That's why our desktop app supports free video calling and screen sharing.You have probably already decided whether you trust Skype and its technology, so you’re not sailing entirely into the unknown on that score.And Skype is now owned by Microsoft, a company you’ve probably also already decided whether you trust or not. Microsoft is much bigger – and used to being much bigger – than Facebook. Many more of those many more developers are involved with security. Fun is good, but like many things, too much fun often gets in the way of security.(If you are reading this on a Windows computer, an accurate first approximation is that you do.) Microsoft, despite being the archetype of closed-source software vendors, has consistently improved its attitude to security over the past 20 years, when it first wandered into the security field with a badge-engineered version of Central Point Anti-Virus. Perhaps, then, Facebook Microsoft-by-way-of-Skype will cause some of Redmond’s recognition of the long-term value of security to rub off on the social networking giant. You didn’t ask for help, so even if you think you need help now, consult a real-world friend you know and trust. In the meantime, don’t let your guard down just because you’re video calling directly from Facebook, where you’re used to having fun. And watch out for calls from hijacked accounts, or from borderline “friends”, just as you ought to do via any other messaging service, including email.