We are familiar with Skype owned by Microsoft is the leading platform for video calling and is known for its high-quality video & audio.  But how many of you know that even Skype has its own problems. For example in countries like UAE where Video calls are considered to be a taboo, the Skype calls works but with a very poor video and audio quality.  In UAE, even Google Duo nor WhatsApp video calls works, so the only option is to go with the low-quality Skype calls. Here we present you 2 free alternatives to Skype and have to say, much simpler as well.

1) Appear.in (Web & iOS)

One of the easiest ways to start a voice or video call. No sign ups, no downloads.


Talky is a free alternative to Skype and is an incredible & simple way to start a video chat.  You don’t need to download adware filled apps nor there is a need to signup. Just type in the desired room name and share your cam & mic, Bingo! you are in. Share the link up to 8 people and when a recipient clicks the link, the room will open in their browser (this works on mobile, too) and you can have a group call in high-quality video and audio. The add-on features are screen sharing, making it easy for people to collaborate, teach, and troubleshoot without having to install any additional software or plugins. They have come up with an app for iOS which does the same, but we find the browser version to be much simpler.

2) Talky (Web & iOS)

Exactly like Appear.In, another easy way to host a group video chat. No download or signup required.


Talky another free alternative to Skype sells itself as “a truly simple video chat with screen sharing for groups. To start the call, Simply pick a room name, which gives you a unique URL, join the call and share it with a maximum of 15 people. Once a call is live, you can easily turn your webcam or microphone on and off, and chat via text. Once everyone’s online, you can also lock the call for extra privacy.



  1. One more very good Skype alternative is: R-HUB web conferencing servers. It provides 6 real time collaboration applications in one box.


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