Virtual face-to-face choices

With many options to have a virtual face-to-face conversation, I notice that the application I choose sends the first message of what kind of conversation I want to have.

It is one app for voice-only short hello's.
It is another for: Now we are sitting down and exploring the state of the world together.
And yet another for: I have not seen your face in too long. I want to take it in.

And lastly, sometimes I just phone. That sends the message that I am driving