If you have an i Phone or i Pad, your top choice would likely be Face Time, since its built into the operating system and works well.But if you're rocking an Android phone or tablet, you'll need to pick another app to help you stay connected.What's great: Viber has tons of features to keep you connected and the video calling works beautifully.

What's great: Of all the apps on this list, Imo is the easiest to use for video chatting.

What's not: There's no way to delete or hide contacts, so you'll see everyone in your address book who uses Imo, whether you want to or not.

You can also have group chats in Glide, where you send a video to more than one person, and everyone else can respond.

What's great: You don't need to carve out time for a video chat because you can send and reply to messages at your convenience.

Google's own video and messaging app is one of the most popular ways to make voice and video calls from your Android phone, and that's not just because the app usually comes pre-installed.

The app grabs contacts from your Google account and phone's address book so that you can send text messages, place voice calls and start a Hangout, which is what Google calls a video chat.

For video calling, you can either send a pre-recorded video in a chat, or have a live video conversation.

There's no dedicated video calling option, instead you start a new call with one of your contacts and then select the video option.

Skype is one of the oldest, and probably the most well-known, video chat apps out there.