How to call for free from your PC

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WhatsApp

From the moment you wonder how to call for free from a pc I suggest you first make use of WhatsApp: the famous instant messaging service owned by Facebook it allows, in fact, to carry out voice calls e video calls free over the Internet, using its desktop client, or its application, both of which are available for Windows e MacOS.

At the time of writing, however, this feature has not yet been implemented on WhatsApp Web and, therefore, to use it, you must necessarily download WhatsApp on computer. Anyway, don't worry: I'm about to explain to you in detail how to proceed.



Therefore, if you want to take advantage of this solution, please link to the section first Download of the WhatsApp website, in order to download the client for Windowsby pressing the button Download for Windows or that for Mac, by clicking on the button Download for Mac OS X 10.10 and later.

Once this is done, within a few seconds the program will be automatically downloaded and, at the end of this operation, all you have to do is start it, by clicking on it, to start using it. Alternatively, you can pick up the application for Windows 10 through the Microsoft Store, by pressing the button Install or the one for macOS 10, via the Mac App Store, by clicking the button Get.

At this point, in both cases, on the main screen of WhatsApp, log into your account, scanning with the code QR: you have to frame it through the appropriate section of the app WhatsApp which you can reach via the menu Settings> WhatsApp Web. Once this is done, you can take advantage of WhatsApp in all its main features, as the client and the application are nothing more than a mirroring of the WhatsApp app for smartphones.



In this regard, the first thing you need to do, if you want to make a voice call or a video call, is to identify the chat with the user of your interest, through the left side section. Eventually, you can also start one new chatby pressing on pulsating (+) and selecting il name of the user you want.

Then, in the section dedicated to private chat, first onhandset icon, if you want to start a voice call while to make a video call press on the icona of the camera. During the call you can turn off the microphone, by clicking on the icon that represents it and, in addition, you can switch, at any time to a single voice call, by clicking on thecona of the camera to deactivate and reactivate it as you wish.

At the end of the call, press thered handset icon, to hang up. Also, for more information on how WhatsApp and all its other features, do not forget to deepen the subject, reading my specific guide on the subject.

Skype

Among the best known software that will allow you to call for free from your PC there is certainly Skype. I choose to start by talking to you about this software from the moment it deals with a very famous and complete VoIP service that allows you to make calls and video calls over the Internet, without spending a cent, if made from Skype to Skype.

Among the strengths of the application is its availability free on a multitude of platforms. Not only for PC, Mac and Linux, but also for smartphones and tablets (iOS / Android / Windows Phone / BlackBerry / Amazon Fire Phone / iPod touch / iPad / Kindle Fire HD), home consoles and wearable devices (Apple Watch / Android Wear ). Skype is even available on some Smart TVs, practically everywhere: you can choose where to download it yourself, by going to the official website of the service.



For Windows 10 PCs, Skype is also available in the form of an application, a sort of lighter version able to perform all functions optimally.

Among the most interesting features of Skype, in addition to allowing you to make calls, there is the possibility of making video calls (including group) and sending text messages through an integrated messaging system. These are completely free features, as long as, as I mentioned, they are made from Skype to Skype.

To get started with Skype for call for free from your PC of the first download and install Skype on your PC. From the official site, then click the button Download Skype and then Download to download the software to your PC and then start the installation by double clicking on the client icon you just downloaded.

Premium for your pulse Yes to start the installation and then on I confirm - Next. Disable the check mark on the items that ask you to set Bing or MSN as the search engine and then press on Continue. Wait for the Skype installation to complete successfully. Then do the login, by logging in with your Outlook account (or create a new one for the occasion by following the wizard indicated on the screen).

To make a call with Skype, you will need to make sure that the recipient of your call has already installed and started Skype. Once this is done, now search for his name in the screen Contacts present on the left. Once located click on it. You can call a person on Skype from PC simply by pressing the handset button located near its name. The symbol of video camera instead represents the button that will allow you to make a video call.
For more information on Skype features, I invite you to read my guide entitled how to use Skype: you will find everything you need to discover the other additional tools provided by the software.



Viber

One of the best VoIP software that will allow you to make free calls from your PC is Viber. Although less used than Skype, Viber is certainly a great tool for call for free from PC. The features of Viber are in fact quite similar to those of Skype. The tools available are calls and video calls, but also the sending of text messages, through an instant messaging service.

Even using Viber you can call for free from PC to talk to people from all over the world. As with Skype, however, calls will be made over the Internet and you will be prompted that the sender and recipient are using the same software. In addition to being available on PC, via desktop client, Viber is also usable on the main mobile devices with Android, iOS and Windows Phone operating systems.

Viber is also available in the form of an application for Windows 10. It is an official and alternative client, for those who need a lighter version that is still able to perform all the functions of the main software for Windows.

To install Viber on your PC, then go to the official website and press the button Download Viber Desktop. Open the installed file by double clicking on it and press Yes if you are asked for confirmation to start the installation client. When starting, you will first need to put the check mark on I agree to the license terms and conditions, to accept the terms and conditions of the service. Then press the button install.

Then press on Yes if you have previously installed Viber on your phone, it will sync its contacts and messages. Viber on PC only works if you have previously started it on your phone. If not, then, you will have to download the application for free from your smartphone.

To download it quickly and easily, you can use the links that I share below:

  • Viber - download the app for free on Android, via the Google Play Store
  • Viber - download the app for free on iOS through the App Store
  • Viber - download the app for free on Windows Phone via the Microsoft Store

Once you have downloaded and started Viber on your smartphone, you will need to make the connection between the smartphone and the desktop client, scanning the QR code.

To make a call completely free, using Viber from PC, you will need to make sure that the person you want to call has Viber correctly installed Viber on their PC or mobile device. Then search for it in the list of contacts by pressing on the item Viber only and click on it to open its contact screen. To make a call you will then have to press on the handset symbol, being able to do so call for free from your PC da Viber a Viber.

If you find this PC software interesting that allows you to call for free from your PC, I suggest you take a look at my detailed guide entitled "How Viber works": you can read more details on the tools made available by Viber.

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger, perhaps you did not know, is also available in the form of an application for Windows 10. Not being available in the form of a desktop client, the Windows 10 application is therefore an alternative to the smartphone application.

Facebook Messenger is mainly used as a tool for instant messaging but, thanks to the introduction of new features, it also allows you to make free calls from your PC to other users using the application. Ultimately, using Facebook Messenger on your PC you can call all your Facebook contacts in the messaging application for free.

To begin with call for free from your PC, using the Windows 10 application for Facebook Messenger, download the application on your PC via this link which refers to the Microsoft Store. Then press the button Get, wait for the download to finish and then press the button starts. Then log into Facebook Messenger by entering yours telephone number o e-mail and Password e poi premi sul pulsating Continue.

If you have logged in correctly, following the steps indicated, you will then find yourself in the screen Home of the application, similar to what happens with the Facebook Messenger application for smartphones. At this point, to make a free call from your PC, using Facebook Messenger, search for the name of the person to call in the contact list. Then click on its name and then click on handset button to make the call.

Alternatively, if you want to use Facebook Messenger to call for free from a PC, you can use the Web version of the application: it is certainly a leaner version, compared to the application for Windows 10, but equally rich in features. Even in that case, once you have logged in to the Web version of the service, just search for the person to call and then press the handset button to make a free call to other users of the platform, via the PC.

If you want more information on Facebook Messenger I suggest you take a look at my guide entitled "How Messenger works", through which you can get further information on how the service in question works.

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