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mobile group chatFring takes video chat up a notch with the world’s first group video chat for Android and iPhone, connecting up to four friends at a time. What’s more, it’s for free! That’s something most of use could make use of, for sure.

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 Multi Protocol Instant Messaging Clients Multi Protocol Instant Messaging Clients Read More , 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.

What’s Fring?

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?

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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.


Get Fring

You can get your own copy of Fring for Android, iPhone and Nokia Ovi from the respective stores or by visiting

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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.

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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!

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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!

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  1. Trash
    May 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Sounds great! Now, all I need is an Android or iPhone (Android would be my likely choice). I use fring on my Windows Mobile 6.1 phone aand was surprised you didn't mention Windows Mobile/Windows Phone, but I just checked their site and apparently they just recently dropped support for new users on WM platforms :(. I primarily installed Fring for SIP calling, but it didn't work well on my phone and I ended up going with another light duty app.