Once you're all setup, you can (almost) instantly connect with family, friends, co-workers, or anyone else who is using the same app.After you install one of the free video chat apps you see below, there are just a few things you need to make sure you have: an active internet connection, ample bandwidth, a webcam, and an audio input and output device (microphone and speaker).More » ) is a video calling app for Linux and Windows computers.It supports HD sound quality and (full screen) video that has a quality comparable to DVD.
More » Another similar way to make free HD video calls from your computer is with Nimbuzz.
Since it runs entirely in your web browser, you don't have to download a program in order to run it.
It grabs hold of your webcam and microphone through the Google Hangouts website and delivers HD transmission of both right through the browser.
However, if you do have a Mac, i Phone, or i Pod touch, you can easily make video or audio calls from the device, almost in the exact same way you would make a regular phone call.
Similar to Google Hangouts, Facetime lets you search through your phone's contacts to find someone to call.
It works so much like a regular phone that it should be one of the easier apps to use from this list. You can download the app on other devices like Android and i OS, but those devices can only use the text and voice calling features.