Looking for a video chat app strictly for business? The app syncs with Linked In so professionals can have a face-to-face way to communicate and connect with each other.
Peer also includes other nifty features such as the ability to send pre-recorded video messages as invites, or text.
Interestingly, too, the interface deliberately puts a user’s own video feed to the side so that people can’t spend their time observing — or obsessing over — their own appearance.
That way, the text conversation can continue during the video, with the option of sharing visual content like stickers, photos or videos during the video session, which is activated by flicking the video icon in the top right corner.
That’s probably the best thing about Skype – the fact that so many people already have it.
While some group video calling features stuff talking heads onto a screen, essentially forcing participants to either drop what they are doing to take part or get off the line, Kik said it has carefully created an additional layer that lives above the chat conversation and is accessible to all, even when people are out and about or otherwise unable to switch their video on.
As of now, Peer is only available in i Tunes, but expect Google play and desk top versions are in the works.