Oovoo is a cross-platform application for making video and audio calls, as well as texting between friends.
Video chat with up to 8 friends at the one time
Keep up with friends from any supported device. Join video calls from your phone, tablet or laptop.
On Oovoo you can connect with friends and family, where you can make audio and video calls, and send texts. Add up to 8 friends to a video call, from anywhere in the world.
Keep up with friends from any supported device. Join video calls from your phone, tablet, or laptop. You can also create group chats to stay in the loop with the important people in your life.
With the desktop and premium versions of Oovoo take advantage of some extra features. You can share photos and documents if you use it on your desktop, which isn’t available on the mobile version.
To make international calls, you need to make in-app purchases. This comes in the form of buying minutes. You can make phone calls to up to 70 different destinations around the world and only pay for the number of minutes you eat up.
Oovoo is available for teens over the age of 13, and there have been safeguarding concerns when it comes to privacy. The app automatically sets profiles to public, and anyone can search for their user profile and contact them. You can change your settings, however, to make your profile private. Block anyone who bothers you, and they won’t be able to find your profile or contact you again.
Where can you run this program?
This program runs on Windows, MacOS, and Linux desktop. It's also available on Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry tablets and phones.
Is there a better alternative?
There are many alternatives to Oovoo that offer similar services and don’t require in-app purchases. You might want to try Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp to make international calls and group chats.
Oovoo is overall an impressive service for video calls, texting, and sending files. It doesn’t fare well against its competition, however, as it requires payment for additional services.
Should you download it?
Only download Oovoo if you already have friends or family using it, as the quality of video calls is great. However, if you plan on making international calls, you should try a free alternative such as WhatsApp.