Freeware Audio Video Chat (Video Calls) and Instant Messaging
Chat Messengers are either Web Browser based applications or Free Software Developed by Companies to enable two or more persons to exchange text messages, photographs, videos or files instantly over the internet through a p2p connection. The New versions of Chat Messengers are now capable of many more features like use of Emoticons and File or Image Sharing tools, or making audio or video calls .. A Revolution in communication due to social media apps in day to day life like Whatasapp, Hike, Wechat, Facebook messenger etc., is experienced, as some of them are accessible from mobile and PC both platforms. Google has introduced new apps as Allo and Duo for text and video chat.
- FaceTime for iPhone
- SnapChat Social App
- Google Duo
- Google Allo (Closed)
- BlackBerry Messenger (Closed)
- Line Instant Messenger
- Wickr Chat App
- WeChat Messenger
- Viber Messenger
- Signal Messenger
What are Instant Messengers?
Chat is a highly popular mode for Communication and exchange of thoughts and information over distant locations between a group of persons, but at the same time is regarded as a security issue as exchanging confidential information or unsecured files may harm one’s personal life.
“Instant messaging (IM) is a collection of technologies that create the possibility of real-time text-based communication between two or more participants over the internet or some form of internal network/intranet. It is important to understand that what separates chat and instant messaging from technologies such as e-mail is the perceived synchronicity of the communication by the user – Chat happens in real-time. Some systems allow the sending of messages to people not currently logged on (offline messages), thus removing much of the difference between Instant Messaging and e-mail.
IM allows effective and efficient communication, featuring immediate receipt of acknowledgment or reply. In certain cases Instant Messaging involves additional features, which make it even more popular, i.e. to see the other party, e.g. by using web-cams, or to talk directly for free over the Internet.
It is possible to save a conversation for later reference. Instant messages are typically logged in a local message history which closes the gap to the persistent nature of e-mails and facilitates quick exchange of information like URLs or document snippets (which can be unwieldy when communicated via telephone).” [Source Wikipedia.com]
FREE AUDIO VIDEO CHAT MESSENGERS