If you’re traveling and want to keep in touch with your kids or your spouse, just have then sign up with their own Qik account and they can chat with you right on the website.
As you can see, chat is underneath the video stream on the site, and the chat comments show up under your picture on the phone. On the other hand, it would be better to just set up your phone as a video/audio stream, and then use a second laptop to view the video stream of the person you’re chatting with.
Better-yet, if you’re using an Android tablet or phone with a camera on the face of the device, then you can just use the mobile for the video chat. Of these two options for video chatting with your Android, I think Paltalk Mobile is my favorite.
Paltalk Mobile is a high-quality IM app that runs fast on the mobile and includes a small video chat icon next to all of your online friends that have a Paltalk Mobile account.
Just click the video chat icon and you’re connected.
However, when I installed the app and tried to initiate a video chat between my Android and our home PC (using two different accounts obviously), I had the hardest time to get the PC Skype app to see the video stream from the phone app.
The Skype application on my computer could see that my phone account was logged in and I could initiate a video call.
With that said, the stream runs fast, chatting is really easy and fun, and includes a highly-functional text chat if that’s what you prefer.
Audio controls are located right on the text chat icon bar.
The web version is probably the fastest and most convenient way to stay in touch with others on the Qik network.
Here I am connected from the website to my mobile that’s streaming live video to Qik in the other room.
I’ve run through about 5 different apps that promise to deliver video chatting well, but narrowed it down to two that actually do.