How To Video Chat With Your Friends And Family

Never miss a moment with your loved ones.

Today, one of the best ways to stay in touch with loved ones is through video chat. You don’t just get to hear the person’s voice, but you get to see them and interact with them in real time. It’s especially great for connecting with kids or grandkids, catching up with friends, and even saying hello to pets. If you’re traveling or live far away, nothing is better than being able to see the person’s face as you chat.

As long as you have a Tracfone smartphone, you can start making video calls today. Here are just a few of your options for doing so.

Two men taking a video call on a phone

FaceTime (for iPhone to iPhone calls only)

FaceTime is probably the easiest way for iPhone users to start video chatting. You can FaceTime another iPhone user if you have their phone number or email address saved in your contacts. Just open up your contacts, search for the person you want to call, and hit the video icon next to their name. When they pick up, you’ll get to see and hear each other. Also, if you’re in the middle of a regular call, you can switch to FaceTime video easily. Just tap the FaceTime icon in the Phone app, located underneath the keypad.

Facebook Messenger

Are you on Facebook? If so, you can video chat with friends using the Facebook Messenger app. To start a call, open the Messenger app. Then, search for the person you want to talk to and click the video icon next to their name. While you’re chatting, you’ll have the option to add interactive filters over your face to make the video even more fun.

Download Facebook Messenger for iOS and Android.


Skype is one of the most popular video calling apps. Get started by downloading the app onto your phone and creating an account if you don’t have one already. The person you’re calling also needs to have Skype. With this app, you can video chat with up to 24 people at once, making it perfect for big family hangouts or work collaborations.

Download Skype for iOS and Android.

Tracfone is here for the moments that matter

When you need to connect with friends, whether it’s via phone or video calls, Tracfone has you covered.

Tracfone exists to help people stay connected for a low monthly cost. We have a large selection of cell phones to choose from and a variety of data plans with Unbeatable Nationwide Coverage™. So when you need to connect with loved ones, whether it's via phone or video calls, Tracfone has you covered.

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