Whenever we to do or think about video chat/call/conference most of the time first name come in our mind is Skype but there are many other names also which also comes in our mind like GTalk in Gmail, ooVoo, Facebook, etc. To use their free (or paid) service we need have an account with them and also have to download and install their software.
But sometimes we just don’t want to login to our account, we want something which is instant, no login, no installation, no download, nothing, we just want simply go and start chatting. You must be thinking that there can’t be such service available which will be totally free of cost. There is good news for you that there is one such service by AOL called AV by AOL.
AV by AOL lets you do instant video chat, all you need to do is go to AOL.com/av, there you click on Start a video chat button, allow them to access your webcam and microphone and within seconds you will get a shorten unique URL which you need to share with your friends or family with whom you would like to do video chat.
You can invite up to three people, that means four people (including you) can do video conference and if the person who start this video conference has offline then no one have to worry because video conference will stop it will continue as before and anyone else can join instead of him/her.
You will also able to take group snapshot for memories, pause your webcam in between, mute your mic, change view from portrait to landscape or vice versa. If your webcam is being used by another application then you will able to do chat by typing.
About.me has partnered AV by AOL and added a Video Chat button in every profile by which visitors can request profile owners to do a video chat with them. Video Chat request email can sometimes even go to SPAM box of profile owners so there can be chances that they not see your request if they don’t know about it.