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Google Video Chat is finally available for Android phones

Video Chat on Android

Every day, smartphone app developers are finding ways to help people connect in more meaningful ways and without using those precious minutes. Realtors in the field are now better equipped to visually demonstrate to clients or connect relocating clients to the tangibility of house shopping.

Just yesterday, we wrote about free Android, iPhone and Nokia app fring whose advantage is they offer the ability to video chat for multiple users, so up to four people can simultaneously video chat, but they have to be fring users which is the disadvantage.

Today, Google has announced that their video chat option is now available on Android and the advantage is that most people these days have a Google account making the likelihood of connecting higher, and we anticipate multi-user video chat is coming someday.

The new Google Video Chat as demonstrated in the video above is as simple as placing a phone call and requires no tech know-how which saves you the heartache/hassle of explaining complicated yet useful technology. Video conferencing with the team, clients and introducing yourself to leads just got a heck of a lot easier, Android users!

Nothing to download, it’s already there

The even cooler part is that you don’t have to download anything new! In your Google Talk friends list, a video or voice chat button will appear next to your contacts and you just click to connect.

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Text chats will be overlaid on your screen so you don’t have to leave video and if you’re multi-tasking (looking up a date on your calendar, for example), the video pauses so you don’t have to quit the app then relaunch. Warning: we didn’t read the fine print where it tells us that AUDIO continues while video is on pause, so be careful during pause!

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