75points

Facebook Messenger

83points

Viber

Facebook Messenger
Viber
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58 facts in comparison

Facebook Messenger vs Viber

Facebook Messenger
Viber
75
points
Facebook Messenger
83
points
Viber

Why is Facebook Messenger better than Viber?

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

  • You can send documents
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  • Has temporary text messages
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  • Send free SMS
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  • 0.2 higher rating on Google Play
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    4.4vs4.2
  • Receive messages when offline
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  • 2 more languages supported
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    32vs30
  • 693m more estimated monthly users
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    823mvs130m
  • Drafts are automatically saved
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General info

1.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.
2.Free app
Facebook Messenger
Viber
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
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.Can be personalised
Facebook Messenger
Viber
You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
5.Is compatible with Android
Facebook Messenger
Viber
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
6.iOS app size

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.

Users

1.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.
2.monthly users

130m

823m

With more users it is likely that more people you know will use the app too.
3.rating on Apple's App Store

4.5

4.5

The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store. The rating measures the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The score ranges from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).
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.
5.Integrates with social networks
Facebook Messenger
Viber
It allows you to share information to popular social networks.

Contacts

1.Has existing contacts integration
Facebook Messenger
Viber
This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
2.Contact any app user
Facebook Messenger
Viber
You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.
3.Has favorite contacts
Facebook Messenger
Viber
With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.

Messaging features

1.Shows that someone is typing
Facebook Messenger
Viber
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
2.Has temporary images
Facebook Messenger
Viber
You can send an image which is programmed to self destruct after a few seconds. This means you can send something a bit daring, as it will disappear once the person has seen it.
3.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.
4.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.
5.Has two-way video chat
Facebook Messenger
Viber
You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
6.Send audio voice clips
Facebook Messenger
Viber
You can send a pre-recorded voice message.

Content sharing

1.You can send documents
Facebook Messenger
Viber
You can send documents using the app.
2.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.
3.Has search option
Facebook Messenger
Viber
If you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.
4.Has image preview
Facebook Messenger
Viber
You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.
5.You can send videos
Facebook Messenger
Viber
You can send videos with the app.
6.Has fun stickers
Facebook Messenger
Viber
Stickers are a quick and fun way to communicate.

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 end-to-end encryption
Facebook Messenger
Viber
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
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.
4.Doesn’t require account
Facebook Messenger
Viber
The app doesn't require you to make an account in order to log in and use the app.

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