If you’re an avid Android or iPhone user, you’ve probably already heard about Fring. It’s a free application that lets you chat with your friends from all your other favourite chat clients, including Skype, MSN Messenger, Google Chat, Twitter, and many more. It has offered free video chatting since 2009, but has only just released the group video chat, which is available right now for all Fring users to use on their smartphone.
For any Fring friend you wish to contact, Fring lets you chat via text, voice or video call wherever there is an Internet connection available, WiFi, 3G or 4G. You don’t even need a SIM card for it to work. If you want to contact someone who doesn’t use Fring, you can make calls at 1c/minute. There’s no restrictions worldwide regarding who can use Fring and who you can call. Neat, huh?
Fring’s video chat service uses their own proprietary technology to enable all video chat users to experience the best possible video quality possible.
Here’s a demo video on how Fring works.
Fring automatically finds some of your friends via your address book, but you can navigate to Menu > Add-Ons to manually link your account to other chat services and find more contacts to chat to this way. Fring actually started out as a multi-client chat service, so it’s nice to see that this feature still exists within Fring.
How To Use Fring Group Video
Group video chat is just as simple as any other chat via Fring. Just find the first person you want to call, click group chat and keep adding friends. Easy!
Here’s a groovy video showing roughly how Fring mobile group chat works in action.
Considering that alternatives like Skype group video chat on the desktop are not yet available to all users, having group video chat available on smartphones is a massive step forward. Most video chat enthusiasts have been waiting for free group video chat facilities for the desktop or mobile phones. Fring have jumped right to the top of the game by offering mobile group video chat so quickly. Now everyone can enjoy group video chat from wherever they can get Internet access on their phone.
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Have you tried Fring group video chat? What did you think? Will you use it often or not? Let us know in the comments!