24points

Facetime

64points

Google Hangouts

Facetime
Google Hangouts
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40 facts in comparison

Facetime vs Google Hangouts

Facetime
Google Hangouts

Why is Facetime better than Google Hangouts?

  • Has end-to-end encryption
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  • 7.4MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    16.8MBvs24.2MB
  • You can stay invisible
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  • 3 more languages supported
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    34vs31

Why is Google Hangouts better than Facetime?

  • It uses “two-way opt-in”
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  • Shows that someone is typing
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  • You can send documents
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  • Has search option
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  • Is compatible with Android
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  • Has the option to delete message history
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  • Send free SMS
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  • You can send your location
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General info

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

16.8MB

24.2MB

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.

Contacts

1.It uses “two-way opt-in”
Facetime
Google Hangouts
This means that you have to add or accept contacts before being able to message. It prevents strangers sending you unwanted messages.
2.Has existing contacts integration
Facetime
Google Hangouts
This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
3.Has favorite contacts
Facetime
Google Hangouts
With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.

Messaging features

1.Shows that someone is typing
Facetime
Google Hangouts
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
2.Has two-way video chat
Facetime
Google Hangouts
You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
3.Has the option to delete message history
Facetime
Google Hangouts
You can delete past messages, for example if they contain confidential or private information.
4.Send free SMS
Facetime
Google Hangouts
You can send text messages to any number for free, not just other people using the same app.
5.You can switch off notifications
Facetime
Google Hangouts
You can set specific notifications to snooze mode if you don’t want to be disturbed during a specific time frame.
6.You can stay invisible
Facetime
Google Hangouts
You don’t have to logout in order to appear offline.

Content sharing

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

Security

1.You do not need a SIM card to log in
Facetime
Google Hangouts
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
Facetime
Google Hangouts
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
Facetime
Google Hangouts
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.Has passcode
Facetime
Google Hangouts
You can set a passcode to keep your data private.

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