Fring for Android, iPhone getting group video chats

06 Apr

Fring gets group video chat in beta (Credit: Fring)

With additional and more smartphones and tablets getting front-facing cameras these days, video chatting is up~ the body the forefront. VoIP company Fring, like competitor OoVoo, is making group calling its nearest step.

The latest beta update to Fring, to be turned to account today, will let you chat by up to four participants who besides use Fring on an Android phone or iPhone.

On the preview we got in our teeth of the launch, the app was boisterous around the edges at this beta station. For instance, the version we played through works in portrait mode, not scene. We’d also like to observe a more polished interface and interaction design, through options to launch a group summons first, for example, before choosing the participants. As it stood then we got the demo, you cull the first recipient, then launch a video conference from there.

Fring isn’t alone in sacrifice group chats. OoVoo is already much more polished with onscreen controls, and offers calls despite up to six chatters on a ~ out call. As a desktop app, OoVoo be able to also connect VoIP callers between the desktop and mobile apps. Fring is limited to iOS and Android platforms. That’s beneficial for mobile-to-mobile calls, except not for homebodies.

In addition, we’d wait for to soon see Qik or Skype (that now owns Qik) follow the movable group-chatting trend, although Skype declined to officially make ~s on future plans.

Fring is oblation the app as a limited beta that requires a sign up to try.

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