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ooVoo Video Chat is a free iOS app that lets you have up to 12 participants in a text and video chat session on Facebook. The app installs easily and lets you see four chat participants at one time (scrolling to other screens to see the rest), or you can zoom in on one participant while maintaining a small window showing your feed.
To use ooVoo Video Chat, you log into Facebook; you can ping anyone else who is also logged in. You have the ability to initiate text chat with some people, even while video chatting with others at the same time. A search capability lets you find which of your friends has a copy of ooVoo Video Chat installed and is online. The ooVoo Video Chat interface takes just a few seconds to get familiar with, and initiating a call is easy after the first one. Since ooVoo Video Chat relies on VoIP, there is some lag with voice and video, but nothing surprising to an experienced VoIP user.
We tried ooVoo Video Chat with several video sessions and found it to be solid and that it worked as expected. While we suspect this app is ideal for teens and young adults, we did end up using it for a couple of conference calls (although not every business person will have a Facebook account). ooVoo Video Chat is an interesting app that gives you a lot more flexibility than other video chat apps.
No one is better at video calls than ooVoo its why more than 70 million people use us.ooVoo video chat gives you two things no one else can: Free multi-stream video calls with up to 12 people at a time along with unsurpassed stability and quality.If you hate dropped calls, try ooVoo. Our unique technology means stunning video and crystal-clear audio. Heres how we do it: Other video chat apps depend on the processing power of your device; our robust cloud servers give you rock-solid calling no matter where you are. And ooVoo adjusts your video call to match your connection speed so you can keep talking without interruption even when your network speed is low.ooVoo with your crew and never miss a thing. Watch TV together, gossip, do homework, or go shopping taking your friends along with you is easier with ooVoo on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. ooVoo video calls and text instant messaging (IMs) connect to other ooVoo users on any desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone letting you make free video calls, voice calls, and send free instant messages from anywhere, at anytime. ooVoo is free! Its easy to sign up, quick to download, and a snap to use Facebook and Twitter to find and to invite your friends. Just say ooVoo me!ooVoo is packed with features:Unlimited video calling, voice calling, unlimited instant text messaging. (Why? Because we love you.)12-way multi-stream group video calls with 4-way display. (Its the only time youll be happy to be put in a box.)Send instant messages even while youre on a video call. (Its 2013everything and everyone should multitask.)Search your address book, Facebook and Twitter for friends already on ooVoo. (Because poking and following are creepy.)With push notifications for incoming video calls and text chat messages, youll never miss an ooVoo call. (But youll have to come up with a different excuse for ignoring your ex.) You can use ooVoo on all of these superior iOS devices: iPhone 5 (with 4-way video)iPod touch 5th generation (with 4-way video)iPhone 4S (with 4-way video) iPhone 4 iPhone 3GS (works with rear camera) New iPad (with 4-way video) iPad 2 (with 4-way video) iPad 1 (voice call) iPod touchFind out more at ooVoo.com, or visit us on Twitter (@ooVoo) or Facebook. Drop us a note or comment in our email suggestion box. email@example.com
What's new in this version: We've sprayed for bugs.
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Version: ooVoo Video Call, Text and Voice 1.0.5
Great quality of video clarity when I video chat. The six way chat session is very good and I use it at least once a week to connect with my family and the best part about it is I can take the call from anywhere since the mobile app was released.
The only con at the moment is that my fiance had to upgrade to the iphone since her old phone did not have a front facing camera.
It is a great app and like the prior reviewer wrote....if you are have problems with the video chat it is most likely the mobile connection vs the application.
I enjoy ooVoo and am happy my family and I get to connect like this since we cannot have our family dinners anymore.
"ooVoo is a wonderful application for my pc & iphone."
Version: ooVoo Video Call, Text and Voice 1.0.5
I have been using ooVoo's mobile app since it was released. Don't read into the false reviews that the app has faults. There are no faults with the application...if you use your mobile phone like I do it is the wireless signal not the app.
None at the moment...wish all the FALSE reviews would stop...which are most likely employees from ooVoo's competitors that are upset that this product was not theirs.
I have been using ooVoo's mobile app since it was released. Don't read into the false reviews that the app has faults. There are no faults with the application...if you use your mobile phone like I do it is the wireless signal not the app. The mobile app works great on WiFi and may be a bit better than 3G or 4G since they have some bugs but the carries won't say that in their commercials.
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