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Google has lots of nerdy, technical things it can tell you about how it achieved all this.
It optimized web RTC and connects the calls using QUIC over UDP for a much faster initial end-to-end encrypted connection.
For that, the easiest choice is the Live video streaming that Facebook has been promoting in an aggressive ad campaign.
You need an Android or i OS device to broadcast a live stream, but recipients can watch in both Facebook’s mobile apps and in a browser (Live no longer seems to require Adobe’s Flash plug-in in Safari).
Within those contexts, however, Face Time generally works without complaint.
The only issues I’ve observed involved a Mac Book Air not detecting its own camera, a system-level failure for which the app deserves no blame.
You can also use Skype from your browser, but only Microsoft’s Edge allows that without first requiring you to install a plug-in or extension.
Google says it has spent lots of time optimizing for speed and latency — it should work even on relatively flakey connections.
That alone may dictate your choice between the four major choices: Apple’s Face Time, Facebook’s Messenger, Google’s Hangouts and Microsoft’s Skype.
Otherwise, you have to evaluate what devices each app supports and how many it lets in on a video call. The video-calling app that Apple introduced in 2010 remains confined to i OS devices and Macs, and it also only allows video calls to one other device.
Google is releasing a new video calling app later this summer.
It's called Duo, and it's probably the fastest and simplest video calling app I've ever seen.But while Facebook now collects an amazing share of the world’s population--more than one billion people checked in from their phones alone in the last quarter--you’re likely to have at least one relative who isn’t on it.