Here we take a look at the very best Skype software that lets you communicate on a variety of platforms – both mobile and desktop – proving that there's plenty of choice beyond Skype.
Group calling is a great feature for groups of friends, and there is the usual selection of stickers to choose from.
Oh, and we're happy to report that this is an ad-free app.
This level of integration means that it sits very happily alongside your existing phone and messaging apps so you can take full advantage of its free offerings whenever you want to contact some you know to be using the app.
Viber offers text, voice and video calls free of charge, and if you are willing to pay, you can use Viber Out to make calls to any phone number in the world – and this can even be used from the desktop.
That said, it's worth pointing out that a mobile phone is needed to log into the web version of We Chat – an unnecessarily convoluted process that many people will find off-putting.