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Definition: video calling


A visual communication between two people. Skype popularized video calling, which enables any two individuals in the world who have access to computers, the Skype software and decent Internet connections to place a video call to each other. Aiming at the enterprise in 2010, Skype introduced software that let five people participate in a video conference. See Skype.

Calling, Chatting, Conferencing
"Video calling" and "video chat" generally mean two people are visually communicating; however, "videoconferencing" implies two or more parties communicating. In practice, all three terms are used synonymously. See video chat, videoconferencing and videophone.