74points

BlackBerry Messenger

51points

iMessage

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BlackBerry Messenger vs iMessage

BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

Why is BlackBerry Messenger better than iMessage?

  • It uses “two-way opt-in”
  • You can send documents
  • Can be personalised
  • Has two-way video chat
  • Send audio voice clips
  • You can send music files
  • You can specify your availability
  • Has two-way voice chat

Why is iMessage better than BlackBerry Messenger?

  • You do not need a SIM card to log in
  • Has end-to-end-encryption
  • Has search option
  • You can switch off notifications
  • Ad-free
  • Tablet-optimised
  • You can send videos
  • Receive messages when offline

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General info

1.Available on PC
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

These services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.

2.Free application
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

3.Can be personalised
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.

4.Ad-free
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

5.Tablet-optimised
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

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.

6. more languages supported

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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.

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Contacts

1.It uses “two-way opt-in”
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

This means that you have to add or accept contacts before being able to message. It prevents strangers sending you unwanted messages.

2.You can send a contact stamp
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

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.

3.Has existing contacts integration
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.

4.Has favorite contacts
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.

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Messaging features

1.Shows that someone is typing
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.

2.Shows when a user was last active
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

You can see activity history, eg. “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”

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3.Has “message seen” notification
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.

4.You can stay invisible
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

You don’t have to logout in order to appear offline.

5.Has two-way video chat
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.

6.You can send your location
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

Send a stamp to someone showing your current location. This saves a lot of messing around with directions.

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Content sharing

1.You can send documents
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

You can send documents using the app.

2.Syncs to the cloud
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

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.

3.Has search option
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

If you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.

4.You can send music files
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

You can share music files with your friends.

5.You can send videos
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

You can send videos with the app.

6.Has fun stickers
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

Stickers are a quick and fun way to communicate.

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Security

1.You do not need a SIM card to log in
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

The app is not connected to your phone number, so you can use it on devices such as tablets without needing a SIM card.

2.Has end-to-end-encryption
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

End-to-end encryption protects data between two communicating parties and ensures that only the intended receiver can access the unencrypted information.

3.Has Facebook sign-in option
BlackBerry Messenger
iMessage

Signing in with your Facebook account can be faster and easier if you don’t want to spend time filling in a registration page.

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