25points

Facetime

77points

Skype

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Skype
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Facetime vs Skype

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Why is Facetime better than Skype?

  • Has end-to-end encryption
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  • 13.7MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    16.8MBvs30.5MB
  • You can switch off notifications
    ?

Why is Skype 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 “message seen” notification
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  • Has search option
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  • Send audio voice clips
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  • Shows when a user was last active
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  • You can send a contact stamp
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General info

1.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.

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2.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.

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

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4.Is compatible with Android
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It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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5. smaller app size (iOS app)
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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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0.2MB

16.8MB

30.5MB

6.Tablet-optimised
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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.

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Contacts

1.You can send a contact stamp
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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.

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2.It uses “two-way opt-in”
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This means that you have to add or accept contacts before being able to message. It prevents strangers sending you unwanted messages.

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

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

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

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Messaging features

1.Has “message seen” notification
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You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.

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

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3.Has the option to delete message history
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You can delete past messages, for example if they contain confidential or private information.

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4.Send audio voice clips
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You can send a pre-recorded voice message.

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5.Has two-way video chat
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You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.

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6.You can switch off notifications
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You can set specific notifications to snooze mode if you don’t want to be disturbed during a specific time frame.

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Content sharing

1.You can send documents
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You can send documents using the app.

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

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3.Syncs to the cloud
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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.

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

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5.You can send videos
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You can send videos with the app.

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6.You can send music files
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You can share music files with your friends.

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Security

1.You do not need a SIM card to log in
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The app is not connected to your phone number, so you can use it on devices such as tablets without needing a SIM card.

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2.Has end-to-end encryption
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End-to-end encryption protects data between two communicating parties and ensures that only the intended receiver can access the unencrypted information.

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