74points

Facebook Messenger

72points

WhatsApp

Facebook Messenger
Comparison winner
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58 facts in comparison

Facebook Messenger vs WhatsApp

Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
74
points
Facebook Messenger
72
points
WhatsApp

Why is Facebook Messenger better than WhatsApp?

  • You do not need a SIM card to log in
    ?
  • Tablet-optimised
    ?
  • Contact any app user
    ?
  • Has Facebook sign-in option
    ?
  • Has favorite contacts
    ?
  • 0.5 higher rating on the App Store
    ?

    4.5vs4
  • Supports widgets
    ?
  • Compatible with retro devices
    ?

Why is WhatsApp better than Facebook Messenger?

  • Has end-to-end encryption
    ?
  • You can send documents
    ?
  • You can send a contact stamp
    ?
  • Shows when a user was last active
    ?
  • 0.1 higher rating on Google Play
    ?

    4.3vs4.2
  • You can specify your availability
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  • You can send music files
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  • 3 more languages supported
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    33vs30

General info

1.Available on PC
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
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
WhatsApp
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.Ad-free
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
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
WhatsApp
You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
5.Is compatible with Android
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
6.Tablet-optimised
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WhatsApp
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.

Users

1.rating on Google Play

4.2

4.3

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

1500m

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

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
WhatsApp
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
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WhatsApp
It allows you to share information to popular social networks.

Contacts

1.You can send a contact stamp
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
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.
2.Has existing contacts integration
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
3.Contact any app user
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.
4.Has favorite contacts
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
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
WhatsApp
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
2.Has temporary images
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
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 “message seen” notification
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
4.Send audio voice clips
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
5.Has two-way video chat
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
6.Shows when a user was last active
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
You can see the activity history – e.g., “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”

Content sharing

1.You can send documents
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
You can send documents using the app.
2.Syncs to the cloud
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
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
WhatsApp
If you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.
4.Has image preview
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.
5.You can send music files
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
You can share music files with your friends.
6.You can send videos
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
You can send videos with the app.

Security

1.You do not need a SIM card to log in
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
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
WhatsApp
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
WhatsApp
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
WhatsApp
The app doesn't require you to make an account in order to log in and use the app.
5.Has privacy options
Facebook Messenger
WhatsApp
You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.

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