Top Video Calling Apps In UAE

Looking To Keep In Touch With Friends And Family Around The World? There Are Plenty Of Video Calling Apps From Which To Choose.

Top Video Calling Apps In UAE
By Matt Cassidya

Looking to keep in touch with friends and family around the world? There are plenty of video calling apps from which to choose. In fact, your biggest obstacle may be deciding which one you prefer. So whenever you have had your fill of TV and want to make a call home, what video calling apps can you use.

  • What is the app everyone uses?


The UAE’s most popular video calling app, BOTIM, provides users with the means to make HD video calls and voice calls worldwide. BOTIM lets you send photos, voice messages and videos to friends and family around the globe so you won’t be missing WhatsApp. It’s only Dhs50 a month, too.

  • Is there an app where I don’t have to give over all my info?


Username, password, email address, birthday, star sign, ugh registering a new app is the worst. However, with the C’ME app you can bypass that laborious ‘appwork’ and get straight to calling family and friends. Simply download, enter your phone number and start connecting.

  • I just want something simple so I can call home

HIU Messenger

When it comes to video calling apps we normally want two things; easy to use and reliable. The HIU Messenger does what it says on the tin with a high-quality video and voice service and a simple interface that even technophobes can use. Users can send messages, pics, videos and even share their locations. Available to download through Google Play and App Store, users can also use the applications on tablets and computers.

  • I want to make my video calls on a bigger screen


Of course you want a bigger screen so you can see your puppy back home in all its glory (and obvs mum and dad). As well as the aforementioned HIU Messenger, Voico enables users to make video calls on tablets and computers to friends, families and colleagues across the planet. Along with video and voice calls, Voico users can avail of features such as group chats, sending notes and recording conversations (useful for bringing back up in arguments).

  • Are there any apps that provide any fun features like Snapchat?


Well, all the apps listed give the user the ability to send pics and videos with C’ME containing emojis. However, if you’re looking for an app that provides you with the basics of video and voice calling but the entertainment of the likes of Snapchat, then Totok is the app for you. Users can send GIFs and stickers, have a 20 person group video call, find out what time it is for your contact (good for not waking mum and dad), retouch their skin during a video call (if you are feeling vain), and even have a 10,000 person group chat (because you never know when that might happened).

  • The one that became famous last year


It is incredibly to think but this time last year, very few of us had even heard of Zoom, never mind used it. Fast forward 12 months and the internet calling app is one of the favourite mediums for professional and personal video calling throughout the globe. Available on mobile and desktop, Zoom does not need a subscription and provides the user with 40 minute calls.

  • What about one that I can use at work too?

Microsoft Teams

Accessible on all PCs and browsers as well as mobiles, Microsoft Teams enables users to talk all day to family and friends for free and to create a group chats of up to 250 people.

  • What about the Google one?

Google Meet

Formerly Google Hangouts, Google Meet is the free video-communication service developed by Google. Simply log into gmail, send your invite and become connected.

This news was originally published at Time Out Abu-Dhabi