VZOChat is a high-quality video chat and messaging utility that supports simultaneous sessions with up to 120 people. A small download, VZOChat installs easily. VZOChat uses a proprietary protocol for video that is claimed to be optimized for slower connection speeds, and there are several language packs available.
The VZOChat interface is clean and simple. There's a pane for all the video chats in progress (up to six displayed on the pane at the same time) and controls for audio and microphone volumes, as well as some extra icons to control other aspects such as text and inviting new contacts. You can record your video and audio chats through VZOChat. Mobile device apps allow you to chat with mobile users from your desktop.
The free version of VZOChat works fine, but to suppress ads and add file transfer capabilities (as well as other features) you can buy one of two upgrades, both on a per-month basis. In our testing VZOChat worked fine, and there are some nice features to the app that we came to depend on. Certainly for large numbers of people on a call, VZOChat is one of the better apps we've tested.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of VZOchat 188.8.131.5288.
In December 2015 the latest version of a free video chat - Conferendo 6.6.0 became available for all users of devices on Windows platform.
New visual interface including redesigned buttons and icons is the main part of the update. Now chatting from your touchscreen device gets even more comfortable. User avatars, supported in the latest version of Conferendo allow you to find contacts in the Address Book just in a blink of an eye.
Users who got used to communicate via text messages now can send messages while making a video call. Forget about switching between the screens of your device. This new feature allows you to hold a conversation with both text and video in full screen.
Feel free to share content showing desktop on your device as well as streaming video from the camera. With Conferendo 6.6.0 you can also comment on different documents and files online, not to mention recording of the content streamed to your device screen, using Record Video Conference feature. What's New in Conferendo 6.6.0: - New application design. - Search for contacts in the Address Book. - Support of user avatars in the Address Book. - Added screen and applications video capture. - Improved application behavior in Full Screen mode. - Added Export of Chat History into a text document file. - Improved sound and video quality. - Added conference recording feature. - Compatible with devices on the latest version of Windows platform.