The Best Free Skype Alternatives

Whether you have long-distance family and friends to keep in touch with, conference calls to make or you just want to keep costs down, Skype is often the go-to app for making free calls and sending messages but what if you don’t want to use Skype? Well we’ve put together a quick list of some Skype alternatives to help you find another messaging tool that suits your needs.

Oovoo prides itself on being easy to use, without compromising a high quality of video chat, call recording and screen sharing. You can have up to 12 participants in a video chat at any one time and that can be across Windows, Mac, Android and iOS platforms.

 Google Hangouts is like a combination of WhatsApp and Facebook Chat. Yet it has the added bonus of allowing you to block people, something which can't be done through WhatsApp. Due to the connection to your Gmail account (if you have one), it makes sharing things a lot easier.