Is It Available to Download FaceTime for Android?

By Lois Green, Thursday, April 12, 2018

Can I Use FaceTime on Android?

Want to use FaceTime for Android to iPhone but cannot find an Android version? It's a pity that FaceTime app is officially compatible with the only iOS platform(Apple); that is to say, you cannot use FaceTime on Android. What's worse, it's unlikely for Apple to release a FaceTime for android app. Though FaceTime is widely used and well known, there are other apps do the same job as FaceTime does. Read on to know more!

Why Won't We Get FaceTime on Android?

First, FaceTime is encrypted end to end, which means that creating a compatible app would need to break the encryption or having Apple open it; and it's unlikely to happen, though in theory, FaceTime can be compatible with Android.

Second, it's about the market. Keeping FaceTime exclusive to iOS may push users to adopt and therefore to buy Apple's products.

Four Alternatives to FaceTime for Video Calling on Android

FaceTime is a powerful app and easy to use, to be true; however, it's just an app that can be replaced. We introduce four alternatives to FaceTime on Android to iPhone, allowing everyone to enjoy the fun of video calling.


Google Duo

Google Duo

Platform: Android, iOS

Features: simple, video preview, free 

Compared with Google Hangouts which comes earlier, Google Duo is very simple by design, supporting one-to-one video calls over Wi-Fi and cellular. What's more, it provides a live view of the video call before you answer it. Try Duo to make a video call right from your lock screen.


Skype

Skype

Platform: Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows, Windows Phone

Features: widely used, various platforms available

As one of the oldest and widely used video calling app, Skype is powerful, offering voice and video calls, text chat, screen and file sharing and so on. What's more, it's available on many platforms, including some smart TVs. If you are not satisfied with Duo which only support video calling on Android and iOS, Skype is a good choice. To notice that the Skype app is free while making calls to landlines and mobile phones, as well as international calls, are paid.


Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger

Platform: Android, iOS, web

Features: free, chat with Facebook friends 

Facebook Messenger for Android is a stand-alone app of Facebook's messaging feature on the web. With it, you can make video or voice call with your Facebook friends as well as text chat and group chats. It's totally free if you use it over WIFI.


imo

imo

Platform: Android, iOS

Features: encrypted chats and calls

imo is a "standard" video calling app, as we can see, offering chats among individuals or groups and video/voice calls. Moreover, featuring encrypted chats and calls, imo provides a more secure and safe place for you and your friends. Besides, you can also share photos and videos with your friends.

All the above are the introduction of the four alternatives to FaceTime on Android to iPhone. If this post helps, give us a like or leave your comments below!


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