48 facts in comparison
These services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
There is a tablet-optimised version of the app available. This gives a much better user experience than using an app designed for a phone on a tablet.
You can use a wider range of languages in the application. This allows you to use it in the language you choose and makes it suitable for more users around the world.
This means that you have to add or accept contacts before being able to message. It prevents strangers sending you unwanted messages.
You can quickly and conveniently forward a person’s contact details on. This is a lot easier than finding their number and typing it into a message.
This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
You can see activity history, eg. “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”
You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
You don’t have to logout in order to appear offline.
You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
Send a stamp to someone showing your current location. This saves a lot of messing around with directions.
You can send documents using the app.
Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.
If you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.
You can share music files with your friends.
You can send videos with the app.
Stickers are a quick and fun way to communicate.
The app is not connected to your phone number, so you can use it on devices such as tablets without needing a SIM card.
End-to-end encryption protects data between two communicating parties and ensures that only the intended receiver can access the unencrypted information.
Signing in with your Facebook account can be faster and easier if you don’t want to spend time filling in a registration page.