But with so many complaints of low quality calls, too many crashes, and a general distrust of Microsoft, for many, Skype lost its appeal, despite its recent overhauls.
Since Skype’s heyday, however, many other apps have launched that enable you to call others from your devices.
The regular Google Hangouts Web app is pretty impressive, too.
On your smartphone, this works over data (or Wi-Fi if you’re connected), so calls over Hangouts do not use any of your included minutes.
When using Whats App’s call features, you can only call other Whats App users (one person at a time, no group calls).
As well as voice and video calls, you can also send documents and text, image, and video messages via the app. To differentiate Viber from other options, it also has a decent selection of games so you can challenge your friends to a duel.