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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.
With ooVoo you can make FREE video calls, voice calls, and send text chats to easily connect with friends and family. ooVoo is the highest quality video chat app, beating other leading brands of video chat hands down. Start a free group video chat with up to 12 people on 3G, 4G, LTE and Wifi and experience the best quality video and audio. Over 90 million people are on ooVoo, its easy to sign up, and easy to find your friends! AwardsBest Social Networking App 2013 Tabby AwardBest App Technology 2013 Appster Award Features- Group video chat - With ooVoo, you can add up to 12 people to a high quality FREE group video call just by Tap-Tap-GO!. - FREE voice calls - With free voice calls, you can stay in touch with your friends wherever they are. Talk with other ooVoo members for as long you want to.- Instant Messaging - Send text messages to your friends with ooVoo - even while you're on a call.- Cross-platform - Connect with friends on smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and desktop and laptop PCs and Mac computers.- SuperClear video ooVoos proprietary technology which adjusts for packet-loss on low-bandwidth video calls, resulting in the highest quality video chat on mobile without increasing data consumption.- High resolution video for 1:1 video chats on wifi for iPhone 4S and above, iPad 2 and above, and iPod touch 5.- Echo cancellation for crystal clear audio during video chats - Video and photo messaging.- ooVies video status messages that you display on your profile or send to friends!- Full-page profile screen featuring your ooVies, profile pic, and more!- Fab 5 put your five best friends on speed dial!- Colorful, creative filters for in-call video and video recording.- View friends profiles and connect in any of four ways: video call, voice call, instant text or video message.- Search for friends on ooVoo, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and your personal contact list.- Review your conversation history and messages and resume them with one touch. You can use ooVoo on all of these iOS devices running iOS 6 or higher: - iPhone 5, 5C, 5S (with 4-way video)- iPod touch 5th generation (with 4-way video)- iPhone 4S (with 4-way video) - iPhone 4 - iPad Air (with 4-way video) - iPad 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation (with 4-way video)- iPad Mini 1st and 2nd generation (with 4-way video)- iPod touch 4th generationFind out more at ooVoo.com, or visit us on Twitter (@ooVoo) or on Facebook. Drop us a note or comment in our email suggestion box: firstname.lastname@example.org
What's new in this version:
Made it easier to add friends:- Verify your phone number and quickly find friends using your address book!- Added address book and Facebook notificationsImproved Missed Calls notificationsAdded support for emoji in text status and display name! Squashed bugs!