24points

Facetime

78points

Skype

Facetime
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Facetime vs Skype

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Why is Facetime better than Skype?

  • 158.3MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    16.8MBvs175.1MB

Why is Skype better than Facetime?

  • Shows that someone is typing
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  • You can send documents
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  • Has “message seen” notification
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  • Can be personalised
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  • Send audio voice clips
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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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General info

1.Available on PC
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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
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You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.Ad-free
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Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
6.iOS app size

16.8MB

175.1MB

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

This means that you have to add or accept contacts before being able to message. It prevents strangers sending you unwanted messages.
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.
This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.
With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.

Messaging features

You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
You can delete past messages, for example if they contain confidential or private information.
You can see the activity history – e.g., “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”

Content sharing

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

Security

The app is not connected to your phone number, so you can use it on devices such as tablets without needing a SIM card.
End-to-end encryption protects data between two communicating parties and ensures that only the intended receiver can access the unencrypted information.
You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.

Miscellaneous

With video chat, also known as videotelephony, you can make audio and video calls from your device, enjoying a more natural interaction, similar to in-person meetings.

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