66points

Facebook Messenger

85points

Viber

Facebook Messenger
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Facebook Messenger vs Viber

Facebook Messenger
Viber
Facebook Messenger
Viber

Why is Facebook Messenger better than Viber?

  • You do not need a SIM card to log in
  • Shows that someone is typing
  • 2.7MB smaller app size (iOS app)
    33MBvs35.7MB
  • Can be personalised
  • You can switch off notifications
  • Ad-free
  • 8.54MB smaller application size (Android app)
    10.46MBvs19MB
  • Supports widgets

Why is Viber better than Facebook Messenger?

  • Has temporary text messages
  • Has search option
  • 0.2 Higher rating on Google Play
    4.4vs4.2
  • Has two-way video chat
  • Send free SMS
  • 693m more estimated monthly users
    823mvs130m
  • 2 more languages supported
    32vs30
  • Has group video chat

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General info

1.Free application
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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

2.Available on PC
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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

3.Ad-free
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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

4. smaller application size (Android app)

10.46MB

19MB

The application requires less storage space on your device. A smaller size means there is more space on your device for other applications, as well as other data such as photos and music.

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5. smaller app size (iOS app)

33MB

35.7MB

A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.

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You & Me

0.2MB

6.Can be personalised
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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

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Users

1. more estimated monthly users

130m

823m

With more users it is likely that more people you know will use the app too.

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Snapchat

4500m

2.Higher rating on the App Store

4.5

4.5

The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store (rating from all versions), showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.

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Threema

5

3.Higher rating on Google Play

4.2

4.4

The app has a higher rating on Google Play, showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.

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InstaMessage

4.5

4.Is a social network
Facebook Messenger
Viber

It is a social network, which has features such as commenting and tagging. This means you can share content quickly and easily and engage with a community.

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Contacts

1.Has existing contacts integration
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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

2.Has favorite contacts
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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

3.Contact any app user
Facebook Messenger
Viber

You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.

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Messaging features

1.Has temporary text messages
Facebook Messenger
Viber

You can send a text message which will self destruct after a short time, so you can say whatever you like, without it being saved on the person’s phone.

2.Shows that someone is typing
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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

3.Has “message seen” notification
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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

4.Send free SMS
Facebook Messenger
Viber

You can send text messages to any number for free, not just other people using the same app.

5.Send audio voice clips
Facebook Messenger
Viber

You can send a pre-recorded voice message.

6.You can send your location
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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.Syncs to the cloud
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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.

2.Has search option
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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

3.You can send videos
Facebook Messenger
Viber

You can send videos with the app.

4.Has image preview
Facebook Messenger
Viber

You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.

5.Has a media gallery
Facebook Messenger
Viber

A media library contains all uploaded files, making search easier and helping you organize the content.

6.Has fun stickers
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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 Facebook sign-in option
Facebook Messenger
Viber

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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