COVID pandemic has changed the way we interact with family, friends, and colleagues.  From after office gossip sessions to gala family dinners, everything has been on a halt as the cases keep increasing and with no medication insight. But, to help us still feel connected with friends and families, several video chat apps have made its way into our mobile and our lives. There are several video chat apps that are making big changes to help families hold virtual gatherings during the holiday season. Here are the best free video chat apps to connect with family during the festive season.

Zoom

Zoom

Well, we all have been using Zoom to connect with colleagues to discuss work, targets, and everything else. Now Zoom will lift its call time limit for free users on Thanksgiving Day. Free Zoom meetings are normally restricted to about 40 minutes, but there will be no limit on Zoom calls starting from 4 p.m. November 27 to 10 p.m. November 28 AEDT.

Google Meet

Google Meet

Google Meet is another widely used video chat app by users all across the globe. In September, Google had decided to extend call lengths to a full 24 hours for free Meet users. Users can indulge in a lot of free talking until March 31, 2021.

 Microsoft Teams   

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft allows you to indulge in 24 hour-long calls with up to 300 participants. To make full use of the video chat app, only the host needs a Teams account and the guests can open a meeting link from any device without installing the Teams app or needing a Microsoft account to join

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger

Unlimited call length with up to 50 users, but requires the Messenger app or desktop client and a Messenger/Facebook account to join.

Also Read: Facebook Integrates Instagram Messenger Chat

Facetime

Facetime

Available on iOS, Mac, or iPad devices, you can use Facetime’s unlimited call length with up to 32 participants and ejoy uninterrupted family time

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

The free video chat app offers unlimited video chat time for up to 8 people. The app makes connecting face to face effortless, alerting you when your friends are “in the house” and ready to chat so you can jump right into the conversation. Download the app here.