Skype vs FaceTime


Lot of videoconferencing and video chat platforms are available both for mobiles and personal computers. Video conferencing has become an easy game with the development of lot of video chatting tools like Google Hangout, Skype, Facetime and Facebook video tools. Here the discussion point is Skype and Facetime. Both are different from each other although both deals in same purpose. However, there are number of factors and features, which differentiate between these two video chatting tools.

Skype is a telecommunication and videoconferencing software designed for computers, tablets and mobiles to make two way video chat and video calls via Internet. Besides having video features, users can share files, images, can send instant messages and makes conference calls. In computer operating system it is available for MS Windows, Linux, Mac and in mobiles it is available for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows mobiles and tablets. Most of its features are available free of cost and some features are also available at low price like calling at landline or mobile numbers. It was released in 2003 and is available in 38 international languages. Recently it has introduced its latest feature, Skype translator, which will enable users to translate their voice in a different language. English and Spanish are available at present. In future over 40 languages will be available in translator.
 
Facetime is also a videoconferencing, social networking, video telephony and  telecommunication tool designed by Apple Inc. This video tool was released by Apple Inc. in 2010 for iOS 4 and later and Mac OS X 10.6.6 and later. It is available in 16 international languages. Now you can make audio and video calls from Mac to Mac or Mac to an iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or vice versa. It is already built in latest models and for others it is available for $0.99 at app store. It’s simple and easier handling, high definition video, organizing contacts and elegant interface features makes it the users of its fans.
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