ooVoo

OoVoo is a free service that provides instant messaging, phone calling, video messages and video chatting with up to twelve other users. Voice calls are free between ooVoo users and credits can be purchased to call landlines. Text messaging is built into the app and a Watch together feature lets you watch YouTube videos with a friend, while chatting.

First released in 2007 as a PC-only product, ooVoo currently has more than 100 million registered users (August, 2014)and is available as a platform-independent Web client as well as for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems and Google Android and Apple iOS mobile platforms.

ooVoo also recently released a Facebook app that functions similar to Google Hangouts, enabling Facebook users to take part in group video chats. While Facebook has its own video chat feature, the Facebook Video Calling app currently only supports one-to-one video chats.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

Top Articles

List of Windows Operating System Versions & History [In Order]

The Windows operating system (Windows OS) refers to a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft Corporation. We look at the history of Windows...

How to Create a Website Shortcut on Your Desktop

Website Shortcut on Your Desktop reviewed by Web Webster   This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a website shortcut on your desktop using...

What are the Five Generations of Computers? (1st to 5th)

Reviewed by Web Webster Each generation of computer has brought significant advances in speed and power to computing tasks. Learn about each of the...

Hotmail [Outlook] Email Accounts

Launched in 1996, Hotmail was one of the first public webmail services that could be accessed from any web browser. At its peak in...

CRM Manager

A customer relationship management (CRM) manager is a person that oversees all customer...

AdamLocker Ransomware

AdamLocker ransomware, or RW.adm_64, is a screen-locking virus designed to prevent access to...

SHA-256

SHA-256 is an algorithm used for hash functions and is a vital component...