video calling

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video calling

A visual communication between two people. Skype popularized video calling, which enables any two individuals in the world who have access to computers, the Skype software and decent Internet connections to place a video call to each other. Aiming at the enterprise in 2010, Skype introduced software that let five people participate in a video call.

Also in 2010, Apple introduced FaceTime video calling, and Skype and FaceTime are the two most widely used video calling services. See Skype and FaceTime.

Calling, Chatting, Phoning, Conferencing
"Video calling," "video chat" and "videophoning" generally mean two people are visually communicating; however, "videoconferencing" implies support for more than two parties communicating simultaneously. In practice, all four terms are used synonymously. See video chat, videoconferencing and videophone.
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While Facebook launched group video chat in Messenger last December, the company has registered a significant growth in the number of video calls.
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Messenger has been getting one update after another and the latest is something that users have been asking for - at last, group video chat is now available for Facebook's Messenger.
Alongside a group video chat function, it offers secure 'rooms' for companies to conduct client meetings.
It also lets users arrage group video chat with up to 10 people, set timer to the messages, set up private area/gallery, have multiple conversations with in a group, among others.
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Zuckerberg's statement, along with the new group video chat capabilities, both strike at Google, which just last week unveiled the Google+ social network that will compete with Facebook.
The "Lincoln" trailer will be the first film trailer to launch during a Google+ Hangout, which allows people to connect face-to-face-to-face via group video chat.
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Founded in 1998, Paltalk is a provider of group video chat.

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