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Skype Video Call

Skype Video Call
Skype was officially launched in 2003 when it broke out as the leading telecommunication application that it's used for video chat, video calls and voice calls. It saw over 500 million of the world population participate in using the social media application for one use or another.

Pros
Very popular telecommunication video application
Available on windows, iOS, and Androids.
Very clear image/video quality
Worldwide reach.

Cons
Needs subscription to call land lines
Not easy to use compared to other video call applications

Supporters

overcast

Video Quality

I must say that Skype has maintained the quality. And so far everything that is being done is good enough. Some of the time it can be a bit harder to handle. And we have to understand where things can work around.
Posted by overcast on 08-16-2018
manmad

Skype.

Skype isn't as popular nowadays, however it's still the preferred application to use for video calls, especially compared to the Facebook Messenger one. I'm not saying that Facebook is bad, but it isn't that good when you want to talk to a lot of people at once. Even Discord isn't as good when it comes to group video calls.
Posted by manmad on 09-28-2018
Barida

Mature.

The thing with Skype is that it is matured way of making video calls and very good when professional matters are what we are talking about. The thing is that you rarely see any company say that they want to make calls with clients via Facebook video call which shows that Skype is better and professional.
Posted by Barida on 08-01-2018
NerdIndeed

Skype

The Facebook Messenger app is a battery-drainer. I also do not like the fact that it is so integrated into your phone like it knows everything about your life. There was one incident when my friend and I talked about CCTV cameras, a few days later, I get bombarded with CCTV ads.

Skype is not intrusive, is more straightforward, and easy to use. They are pioneers after all in the video-messaging space.

Posted by NerdIndeed on 10-03-2018
jpk0007

My favourite is Skype

I have been using Skype of years now. Don't even remember when I first started using it. I have never found it difficult to use . Even my parents have started using it comfortably now. Once you get a hang of using it then it will be the easiest thing for you to do . Well I also have used Facebook messenger but , Skype will always be my favourite between the two. I am training my nephew now who is still in school to make a video call through Skype and WhatsApp.
Posted by jpk0007 on 10-11-2018

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Facebook Messenger Video Call

Facebook Messenger Video Call
Facebook launched a chat messenger as well that can chat and make both voice and video call. It doesn't require much to use Facebook messenger to make video calls. Simply register your Facebook account and download Facebook messenger, then connect with your friends and call them on either voice and video calls.

Pros
Very easy to use
Doesn't require any extra work other than to downloading the Facebook messenger
Used all over the world

Cons
Depending on your internet strength, it's clarity might be affected.

Supporters

Anonymous

Faster

Facebook is way faster since it's a browser base(If you're using a computer). Skype usually takes time to load depending on your PC specs. With Facebook, you can also check your feeds, do the usual thing you do in Facebook while doing a video call.

Skype is not that popular to use unless you're with an interview so I prefer Facebook. I think almost people in the world are using it and it's easier to use.

Posted by Anonymous on 09-10-2018
kingcool52

FB

I don't use Skype at all nowadays. The only reason I used it before was for its chat feature but now with services like Discord, you don't need it at all. But in terms of video calls, FB is much better since you have everything in one place so there really is no need for Skype anymore.
Posted by kingcool52 on 08-25-2018
limberg

Does anybody still use Skype?

For those who voted for Skype, do you still use the service today? Lol. Facebook messenger wins this hands down. The video call embedded in Facebook messenger is loaded with lots of features which are not available in other video call services. You can add filters, smileys, drawings, and many more.

It's lightweight and could be easily used in any device. Plus, a lot of my friends are using Facebook messenger which makes it the perfect app to use for communication.

Posted by limberg on 10-15-2018
Mehano

Way better

I think that Skype just isn't as popular anymore. I remember when everybody was using it a few years back though. It's a shame that its developers didn't really listen to their users.

Without a doubt, the Facebook Messenger is my preferred choice. Literally, everybody uses it, you have your whole Facebook contact/friends list on it and it's free!

Posted by Mehano on 09-10-2018
Martin
I do not think that you can use facebook messenger calls for business calls. It is great when chatting with friends but skype takes it for business meetings especially the serious ones involving boards.
Martinsx

Better Better Better

There is no two ways about choosing between Facebook messenger video call and Skype video call, I will always pick Facebook messenger video call anytime, any day and anywhere. It's very easy to use, there is no extra lesson or charge to use the application for both chat and video calls.
Posted by Martinsx on 07-29-2018
vivalavanda

MORE CONVENIENT

I prefer facebook messenger video call. Most of my friends don't use Skype, not all of them has a computer or laptop. Besides, using Facebook is more convenient because you can do it anywhere and it's more portable than a laptop. But for Skype, the quality is much better but most people don't really mind the quality of Facebook messenger video call as long as they can call their loved ones.
Posted by vivalavanda on 09-02-2018
Martin
Skype is a convenient platform for an individual wishing to call their business partners. However for the daily usage when you just need to chat a friend up you do not have the time to go setting up a computer so the messenger takes it.
Kakashi2020

Facebook Messenger Video Call

One of the many things I like about Facebook is the Messenger Call and Video Call service which is quite easy to use. You can even message the person first via messenger or through Facebook comments to let a person know that you would him.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 07-28-2018
Vinsanity

I don't have Skype

Almost everyone has their Facebook account. With a massive number of Facebook users, there is no doubt that almost everyone you know can be contacted through Facebook Messenger Video Call. Regardless of the quality of the video, which depends upon the quality of your internet connection, I find Messenger's video call easy to use. You can instantly video call someone anytime and anywhere which is very dependable especially my work. Every Facebook user spend much of their time in this social site and I think unlike in Skype, the avaipability of the one we are about to contact is always there.
Posted by Vinsanity on 09-16-2018
mitan143

Messenger

I choose because it is widely used by most people. We all know that most people nowadays have facebook account. Therefore, they use messenger as a form of communication to their families and friends. In fact, me and friends usually created a video call where we talk a lot of stuffs. And messenger is also easy to use as long as you have an internet connection or mobile data. Though skype is nicer to use but most of my friends and families use messenger so I prefer this one too so we can call each other easily and faster.
Posted by mitan143 on 09-24-2018
EfficientNinja

Less Issues

I have very few technical issues when I use Facebook Messenger for calls. I can hardly remember a time when Messenger had an issue whenever I use it to talk with friends and family. Skype, on the other hand, has lots of issues. Even its UI is not user-friendly. I'm always having issues when adding new contacts.
Posted by EfficientNinja on 09-11-2018
amelia88

I've moved to Facebook Messenger

I used to be an avid Skype user, but these days it's so much easier to use Facebook Messenger. Skype seems a bit outdated and far less used by people I know these days.
Posted by amelia88 on 07-31-2018
Martin
Wow really. It seems that I might be a bit out of touch with reality since I still rate it a bit high. Maybe its due to the fact that I am not all that much used to applying facebook's messenger.
jaybee19

Faster and Wider Coverage

Facebook Messenger is connected to Facebook and so I can easily video chat my friends whenever I need. With skype, it's very hard for me to contact some of my friends because they're too lazy to install skype and learn how to use it because it's a bit too strict specially with the registration process. Facebook Messenger is also very simple and it's fast on both PC and smatphon while Skype, I don't know if it's available on my Play Store.
Posted by jaybee19 on 10-10-2018
Kingofkings

Facebook

I don't use either of them, but if I had to choose I would choose Facebook Messenger or as my friends call it "face time". There is so much you can do with the Facebook video messenger and can have multiple chats with a group of friends.
Posted by Kingofkings on 07-28-2018
lei08pineda

More contacts

I am using facebook massenger right now. I have a skype account before but I am not using it as of today. I must say in our place messenger is much popular than skype. Lots of my family and friends have messenger account but nit all of them have skype account, so I have more contacts at my messenger than skype.
Posted by lei08pineda on 07-28-2018
NesMarcos

Facebook Messenger is A Lot Better!

My vote goes to Facebook. Because it is the widest and the most common social media platform where people can connect and spend quality time thru video call. Hence, it does not always provide a good quality call most specifically in video calling, but the bond that it gives to families and friends is immeasurable!
Posted by NesMarcos on 10-09-2018
mark86

Facebook all time favorite

Facebook is better because you can do more thing on it unlike skype.
Posted by mark86 on 08-24-2018
blackmist

Facebook

I choose facebook messenger cause I use it everyday. Most people use it today for chatting and for video calls that's why it is more convenient to use and it offer a lot of features unlike skypee where it's service is like limited only for video chating and I think it's not that popular today unlike the old days.
Posted by blackmist on 08-07-2018
Donyababoy

Best

Not everyone specially from countries like where I came from, Philippines, has Skype account. Unlike Facebook messenger that almost everybody has access to. And with a simple click plus Facebook's more innovations and the focus they've been giving messenger so lately the application became more use friendly.
Posted by Donyababoy on 08-29-2018
ajahcuizon

Cute filters

I prefer using Facebook Messenger Video Call because it is more convenient to use and most of the people nowadays uses facebook messenger. Communication with other people become easier with the help of the Facebook Messenger Video Call. Also, they have super cute filters to play with while video chatting making your call much lively. It is also easier to download and easy to navigate around the app.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 08-23-2018
rlpzbeermoney

Convienience

Everybody has Facebook nowadays. Messenger accounts are created the minute they create a FB account. It's just much more convenient on the user's side to just use an already existing service. You don't have to create another account and download another app like Skype to video call.
Posted by rlpzbeermoney on 09-18-2018
Zelmontero

Everyone has Facebook

It is very easy to use and accessible all over the world. Everyone has an account in Facebook so you can contact anyone to video call. It is a one stop shop. Facebook have all the things you need in a social media.
Posted by Zelmontero on 09-03-2018
anchoreztin

SOLID TEAM MESSENGER

I prefer using messenger than skype because its interface is more user friendly than skype. Also, why does skype has to make your skype ID complicated. What I like about messenger are its extra features. You can play games, change filter and many more.
Posted by anchoreztin on 08-31-2018
jeffreyjose48

Facebook Messenger

I vote for Facebook Messenger. I have more contacts in my Facebook than in Skype. I use this app everyday.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 09-09-2018
Gilgamesh

Accesiblity

I know that it does'nt always give a good quality of video overtime because sometime the signal is unstable. On the other hand we can easily use messenger video calls and reach instantly our love ones without any subscription and without making an another account which is very a hassle one. Messenger app has a variety of uses playing games, chatting, sending files, video calling, voice calling are som of its unique features that's why I've chosen it.
Posted by Gilgamesh on 09-22-2018
bee.rthooyah

Mark is the spark

Facebook messenger is the one I use mainly because it is connected with my social media account.
Posted by bee.rthooyah on 09-24-2018
HappyLady

Facebook calls are great

I have never got on with Skype. Facebook is convenient and I regularly use it to talk to people. I'm always impressed by the quality of the call, so it gets my vote.
Posted by HappyLady on 10-08-2018
theresajane

Hassle-Free

I choose Facebook Messenger Video Call. Honestly, I think this has been superior among others. It is because we all know that millions of people use Facebook everyday, every minute and every breath a person takes. We connect to people with Facebook and Messenger, thus, it would be hassle-free if you just go to the Messenger and have a video call with someone. Unlike the other app, you have to install it whilst using Facebook and Messenger. So, to save time and phone's memory just stick to Facebook Messenger because not only it gives you the opportunity to chat, but it also gives you an option to voice/video call anytime.
Posted by theresajane on 10-12-2018
emiaj55

No doubt, Facebook Messenger call

I live in a country where Landline companies don't do well with their services. Internet providers by telecom companies are much easier to use. Plus, Facebook has just become a primary part of our everyday lives that whenever I need to video call, we always use FB messenger, almost automatically.
Posted by emiaj55 on 10-17-2018

Comments

babyright
I prefer the Facebook video call since it is very easy to use and affordable to use video to chat with friends , all these are possible after you have simply downloaded the Facebook Messenger application and you are good to go.
Posted by babyright on 07-27-2018
Martinsx
It's very obvious that most people would prefer Facebook messenger video call because it's very popular and much more easier to use unlike Skype. I can bet that most recent generation aren't used to Skype like how they are used to Facebook messenger video call. Personally, I'm all for Facebook messenger video even though I have used Skype couple of times.
Posted by Martinsx on 07-31-2018
vinaya
You sound like me. I find facebook messenger more useful than any other messaging apps or voip apps. It is simple and easy to use. Since these days most of the people are already on facebook (facebook as more than one bullion users), you can find who ever you want to talk on facebook.
Posted by vinaya on 07-31-2018
overcast
Problem is quality of the call on facebook is not that good. And some of the time those type of the calls are not easy to organize either. So on that note I'd say that facebook calls are not that good. But you can use it for free and also there are literally no costs on that. So compared to the skype, facebook is lot better.
Posted by overcast on 08-25-2018
Chinet23
It depends on what you will use it for. Facebook video call is more user friendly and more people in our country I think has access to it as compared to Skype. But when it comes to functionality, Skype is better and you can use it for business purposes and freelance jobs like online tutorial. For personal use, I'd go for Facebook because not all my friends have Skype but other than that it will be Skype.
Posted by Chinet23 on 07-27-2018
lei08pineda
Yeah I agree with you. Skype is more popular for business usage. I also have limited contacts on my skype account so I rarely use it before and now I am not using it at all because a lot of people are on facebook messenger now.
Posted by lei08pineda on 07-28-2018
Martinsx
It's true what you just mentioned. Most people just have few people on Skype and it literally limits how they use Skype for personal use in terms of communicating with friends and family. A lot of people are making use of Facebook messenger and it makes it more convenient and easier to reach lots of friends without stressing much.
Posted by Martinsx on 07-31-2018
Martinsx
Exactly! Purpose of usage is what determines which application for video calls would be more effective and efficient as well as appropriate for the job. When it's just to connect with friends and family, Facebook messenger video call would be appropriate but when it's for business purposes, Skype would be best suited for the job.
Posted by Martinsx on 07-31-2018
vinaya
I have used skype in the past, however, these days I am not using skype. I agree with you regarding your view on who can benefit from skype. You can use skype for communication related to business, whereas for personal communication facebook messenger os better.
Posted by vinaya on 07-31-2018
lovely
Facebook video call for me,this is very easy to use. and even simple to send a buzz.I think Facebook messenger is more popular and used than Skype video calls.i like using Facebook messenger than Skype.
Posted by lovely on 07-29-2018
Martinsx
Most of the female friends I have on my Facebook messenger contact list are more attached to video calls than chat. I asked one of them one day and she told me that it takes too long to type chats. The call is just easier to express yourself without breaking a sweat. It's only when the environment is not conducive for video calls that she would go for typing chats.
Posted by Martinsx on 07-31-2018
vinaya
I use skype for business related communication and facebook messenger mostly for personal communication. I also use facebook messenger for business communication because I have lot of business associated as friends on facebook. based on my experience, I think facebook messenger is a better communication option whether you are using for text based chats or video calls.
Posted by vinaya on 07-31-2018
NesMarcos
I use Skype for business purposes and work related issues meanwhile my Facebook messenger is for chatting and video calling for friends, family and loved ones. If you have a good and stable Internet connection, Skype is a lot better for it's clear reception and image. However, if you are using a mobile data, Facebook messenger is better to use because it uses less bandwidth than Skype.
Posted by NesMarcos on 08-06-2018
Martinsx
Exactly! Skype is more useful when the purpose of the video call if for business purposes. As long as there is clear network signal reception, Skype will give you a better calling experience than any other video applications. When you watch so many news stations like CNN, BBC AND AL JAZEERA, most calls you see being put through the media house is through Skype.
Posted by Martinsx on 08-27-2018
ballyhara
Never tried Facebook messenger video call, so I don't have a comparison point. I've always used Skype for video calls, because it works for me, my Internet service makes it run fine, and at least over here, I don't have to pay for using it. Also, it works good for business purposes, because Facebook server seems to be really crowded sometimes, so Skype is a very good option. To be honest, I've tried other servers beside Skype and Facebook, that can also be really helpful.
Posted by ballyhara on 08-07-2018
Martinsx
Wow, you are the only one whom I have seen so far that actually makes use of Facebook and its messenger but is yet to use the messenger for video calls purposes. If not for anything, you should give it a trial and decide whether it's worth it or not. I'm sure that you are actually going to enjoy it because most people are available on Facebook unlike Skype.
Posted by Martinsx on 08-28-2018
mdayrit
I would choose Facebook Messenger Video Call. I have a difficult time staying connected and having clear video when I was using Skype. Not sure if it is just my laptop or internet signal that is causing this to my Skype connection. For Facebook Messenger Video Call, I find the video for on time and clear. I can connect easily whether using laptop or my mobile phone.
Posted by mdayrit on 08-10-2018
neillios
Facebook Messenger is better since it is more user friendly. It is better designed for phones which is a great thing since you can answer video calls anywhere and everywhere as long as you have data or internet.
Posted by neillios on 08-14-2018
overcast
I find skype video call feature lot better compared to the facebook. You can see that facebook is buggy. And it does not have the good features like skype as of now. And it can be really hard in that case. You just have to use the one which is more matured. Though facebook does not allow calls in real phone. I think video is good enough for now.
Posted by overcast on 08-15-2018
ion
Actually before, I used to use the skype for video calling when the messenger was still a simple messenger without video call, honestly it's hard to connect on skype, and I got always disconnected sometimes and I don't know why, good thing that the Facebook messenger finally feature this video call, and I found out that this messenger is much more better than to skype.
Posted by ion on 08-15-2018
superlicca
They are both useful depending on the use. I have both Skype and FB messenger. Skype is for business purposes. I use this to communicate with my client for my online job. While Facebook Messenger is better to use if you want to communicate with friends and relatives. This is easier to use in terms of chat and video calls. One thing I notice is that Video call through Fb Messenger provides a better quality compared to Skype.
Posted by superlicca on 08-27-2018
MomoStarr16
For us with my girlfriend it is skype. Because it is the first to be established on video calling. They may not be the first one to use it but they are the first to really introduce the free video call.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 08-30-2018
vivalavanda
I prefer facebook messenger video call. Most of my friends don't use Skype, not all of them has a computer or laptop. Besides, using Facebook is more convenient because you can do it anywhere and it's more portable than a laptop. But for Skype, the quality is much better but most people don't really mind the quality of Facebook messenger video call as long as they can call their loved ones.
Posted by vivalavanda on 09-02-2018
Martin
Hahahhaha. I love this. A majority of people juat want to see each others faces when calling and it is never a concern if they have a poor camera. However i still do vote for skype as the best of all time that I use.
Posted by Martin on 09-06-2018
Corzhens
I am sorry for the Skype lovers but it looks like Facebook has conquered the users with its video chat in Facebook messenger. Especially those who are working abroad, they normally use the Facebook messenger for the video chat with their families. It is convenient because the Facebook messenger is obviously connected to the Facebook which they open to check on the posts on their timeline.
Posted by Corzhens on 09-14-2018
jayjaydimson
I am a Facebook user and I don't use skype at all, so I would choose Facebook messenger, because its reliable, user friendly, and it requires less amount of mobile data.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 09-18-2018
NerdIndeed
I beg to disagree. It might not use a lot of data, but it sure does use a lot of resources on your smartphone to run. I noticed that my battery performs better when it was not installed on my phone compared to when it is.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 10-17-2018
Aeolos
I previously used skype when I am video calling my relatives abroad and when video calling was available in Facebook Messenger, we shift to messenger. I think the video quality is the same since I believe it is affected by your internet connection. I like messenger because I can still chat someone even I don't have data available. I would still able to communicate with friends even though I have or no data at all.
Posted by Aeolos on 09-19-2018
jeffreyjose48
I vote for messenger. Its not hard to join. Its so easy to use. I already have Facebook account. When you just click on the icon of messenger it will directly bring you to the messenger.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 09-20-2018
jayjaydimson
Facebook messenger is the best, not because I am currently using it. Because Facebook messenger is reliable than Skype messenger.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 09-20-2018
NerdIndeed
As far as I know, both are reliable. One advantage of Skype over Facebook Messenger is that you can load credits to your Skype account and have the ability to call landlines to any part of the globe.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 10-17-2018
romy_ter
These two have both same goal. Its to have a chance to see, view and communicate with people thru their smartphone, tablets or even laptops. Skype is the first one and classic we know when it comes viewing someone online. But If I'm going to compare the two skype and the video call from Facebook, I choose the facebook one. Its easy to access and its ready already on my phone, unlike skype you still need to verify some details like emails and all that.
Posted by romy_ter on 09-27-2018
nekonieden
When it comes to video call, I think skype is more clear especially video calling abroad. Messenger is more likely in chat and local areas as its doesn't look good when you want to call someone from abroad. Since messenger is more convenient because of facebook, I would choose messenger since I am not likely used video call. I am more likely using voice calls and chat only so I guess messenger is enough for me.
Posted by nekonieden on 09-28-2018
NesMarcos
I use Skype in sending and receiving files from my clients and it is way better than Facebook Messenger. On the other hand, I always use Facebook Messenger when communicating with my families, friends, relatives and significant one because it is a lot way better. Most of my friends and family members are active on Facebook since it is the most commonly known social media platform. It is way more efficient and friendly user, indeed!
Posted by NesMarcos on 10-09-2018
jetselle
For me I would choose Facebook messenger when it come to video calls. It is very simple and many people use it nowadays because it is more easy and convinient to use in just a few clicks. Plus Facebokk messenger video call has a video filter which I really like and I dont think Skype does not have that feature.
Posted by jetselle on 10-11-2018