I'm not the type of person that falls in love with a new app every other week -
And I'm also not getting paid for telling you about this (sometimes that does happen)
But last night - someone introduced me to Marco Polo - which is essentially real time video messaging - and it has been the MOST fun. Essentially (at least the way we've been using it - is real time, video group text)
Here's a description from Commonsense media
Parents need to know that Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie is a social media app that allows users to communicate via video messages either in real time or with a delay between messages. It's best described as an instant messenger but done with videos, and many compare it to Snapchat's video function.
Here are the basics
And a review