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Whats App and Messenger

What you will learn

  • Learn new words – Skype, WhatsApp, Messenger, App

  • Learn what types of video calling is available using the internet

  • Understand how to make free video and/or audio calls

Best video calling Apps

Video  calling takes phone calls to the next level, by allowing you to see the person you are calling as well as hear them. Many of these allow video calls for free, saving you money especially if you are calling someone internationally.

You can catch up with your family if they live far away. You can even have your daughter come shopping with you, even if they physically cannot be there. Once you’ve experienced video calling, you will wonder how you managed without it.

You will need to learn how to install an ‘App’ – but that’s for another day

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is a must have if you like Facebook and want to get the most out of your phone.

  • You don’t have to have a Facebook account to use it.

  • This App allows you to make high quality HD audio Calls, as well as video calls.

  • If you do use Facebook, Messenger gives you access to the full range of functions (read messages, send stickers and voice mail messages, start group chats.)



WhatsApp is a communication app that allows you to easily organise and send messages, as well as share videos and pictures.

Even better, it offers video calls.

Unlike some other video calling apps, it doesn’t matter what type of device the contact has, as long as they have WhatsApp installed.

To make a video or audio call, go to the call tab and tap on the start button to make a call


Skype is probably the best known video messaging App and comes with all the features you would expect from a leading App.

As well as one-to-one video calls, you can also make group calls up to 25 people (it is claimed). You can send video and voice messages, text, instant messages and more.

If you have an Outlook account, you can start a video call from an email which can be convenient.

Skype will even translate for you if you need to talk to someone who speaks a different language.

Next Steps to use Video Calling

1.Decide which one to use – check it out using Google for more information

2.Download the App


-IoS (iPhone)


3.Get your family and friends contact numbers (or get them to install App)

4.Talk as much as you want (using wifi)