Are you among the parents who have recently sent their kids to college? You are sad because your kid will stay away from home until he or she completes the studies? Well, you spend so many years waiting for the day when your kid will move out of the house to study in college, but when the moment actually arrives, you feel sad as you can no longer see them at home.
But, wait, do you really think that you can no longer see them at home until they come home for the holidays? Well, you can if you have smarter devices, updated apps and faster networks available with you. There are number of smart video chatting tools that can help you see how your kid looks and talk to them in just few clicks. Here are five smart video chatting apps that can help you stay connected with your baby and make you feel that he or she never left.
With over 650 million registered users worldwide, Skype continues to hold the number one position when it comes to video chat platform. You can use Skype to make and receive calls from a desktop or PC and get connected to your kid in just few seconds. The Skype offers free voice and video calls when made from a mobile device (Android, iOS, Windows Phone), or a PC or Mac, however, it might incur small charges when used to make or receive international calls using landline or mobile phones. The Skype video calling can also be done using smartphones by downloading Skype for Mobile app.
If you use iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac computers, then FaceTime is the best video calling app that can help you watch your kid and catch a conversation with them. FaceTime is Appleâ€™s custom video calling app, which can only be used on Apple devices with a â€ścross platformâ€ť mechanism that connects an iPhone user to the iPad and an iPod touch user. So, even if you kid use iPhone, you can catch a glimpse of him or her through iPad or iPod touch.
The FaceTime is easy to use, all you have to do is find the contact you want to call, tab the FaceTime button and you can invite the person to join the chat.
For instant video chat with your child, you can straight away log on to Google Hangouts, which is one of the most popular features of the Google + Social Network, and enjoy a long video chatting section with your little one. However, to use Google Hangouts, you need to make sure that your kid is in the same Google + network, only then you will be able to make a contact with them. You can use Hangouts video chat from a good enabled smartphone with the help of a mobile app and chat with up 10 people at the same time.
With Tango, you can easily get connected with your kid using iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices and make free video calls, free voice calls, and send free video messages all very easily. The popular video and voice calling app Tango, searches your contacts and see who else from your contact list is available on Tango and accordingly suggest you the names.
ooVoo is yet another video chatting service that helps you to connect to your friends, family and loved ones through easy and free video calls, voice calls, and instant messages. You can use this platform on your Android device, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and download ooVoo software to make or receive calls from other PC or Mac. The good thing is that ooVoo can search and invite friends through your Facebook and Twitter accounts and join up to 12 people to free group chat.
Similar to other video chatting platforms, Fring too offers free, video calls and texting option to Android and iOS users, however, it charge little amount for international calls and non-fring landlines and mobile phones using fringOut service. The users of Fring can easily carry video chat and group chat with 4 people at same time. Not only this, but you can comfortably make a quick call to your kid and watch his or her every action using Fring video chat.
Isnâ€™t connecting to your kid easy when you have such amazing video chatting applications available with you? Well, these five quick and smart video chatting tools can help you check in on your child via smartphone or computer at any time. Start using them now!Â