If you’re one of the 2 billion people who use Facebook, you should have the Facebook Messenger app.
If not, download it from Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
Messenger started life as a texting app but now supports video calls.
To kick off a call in Messenger, tap on the name of a friend, then tap on the video call icon to connect.
Another free messaging app for i Phones, i Pads, and Android devices, Whats App lets you text someone, make a voice call, or place a video call.
After you launch the app, tap on the Calls icon at the bottom and then tap on the Contacts icon in the upper right.
Virtually all mobile devices now have front-facing cameras, as do most laptops.
Tap on the video camera icon and your video call starts immediately.
Android has no built-in equivalent, but supports a variety of video calling apps.
What should you do if you want to cross the signals, say video calling Apple to Android, Mac to Windows or mobile to computer?
Whats App also supports Windows and Macs, so you can use the software to send and receive video calls through your computer. Then you can make and receive video calls through Amazon’s Alexa app.
You don’t need an Echo Show with its display screen, you can just use your mobile phone instead.