01.05.2011 in Home > Software > Android by Namit Gupta

How to Video/Voice Chat on Android

android video/voice chatFinally Google launched Video Chat capabilities in Android in its latest version Android 2.3.4 which is now rolling out only to Nexus S handsets and will follow on other devices later.

The video chat feature works with Google Talk and just like the same as it works on the Desktop version of Google Talk. A camera icon appears next to online contacts that have webcam with them or have the mobile with video chat feature. Just tap the camera and the video chat begins.

Most of the low as well as some medium range android devices didn’t come with front facing camera. But with Android 2.3 we’ll surely see a rise in front facing camera android phones in the upcoming days.

Popular Android Apps for Video/Voice Chat

  • For voice chat you could also go for Skype for Android. Click here to download.
  • Fring recently came up with Group Video chat feature which supports up-to 4 people simultaneously. It also can be used for both video and voice chat on Android mobiles. Click here to download.
  • You could also try Yahoo Messenger. Click here to download.

Android is getting better with time and we hope to see many new innovative features and applications in the coming days.

  • Hi Namit,
    Thanks for the info. I have galaxy tab. Would it work there as well ?

    Best regards and thanks for sharing.

    • Hello Ashvini, sorry I don’t have much idea about galaxy tab but as it is android based these apps should work there. Cheers!

    • These apps would definitly work on a galaxy tab.. However, i think the video calling function would not work because as far as i know, they require a gingerbread for apps to be able to use the front cam.. Not so sure though.. Just give it a try..

  • W Gould

    want video chat on my yahoo account