Google Hangouts, Facebook Video Chat, AnyMeeting, Meetings.io and TinyChat are some of the most highly regarded and popular free chat services, as of 2015. Each of these services allow users to enjoy fast, hassle-free video chatting without requiring the download of a client or an application.
Anyone with a Google account can use Google Hangouts to stay in touch with friends and family. While it can be downloaded as an Android or iOS app, it is also accessible from Gmail. With a simple e-mail, users can invite others to chat and engage in fun features like desktop sharing and built-in drawing. For Facebook users, Facebook Video Chat is an easy way to chat online with friends from the social network's site. It only requires a small browser plugin to work and offers smooth video, clear audio and convenient access to Facebook friends.
AnyMeeting is technically a videoconferencing service, but it functions well as a video chat service. It is lightweight and features screen sharing, presentation uploading and YouTube video sharing. If those who use AnyMeeting as a chat service ever need to host a webinar or large online conference, AnyMeeting is up to the task. Meetings.io and TinyChat are similar services that offer high-quality online chatting with easy-to-use interfaces.