64points

Google Hangouts

46points

Kik Messenger

Google Hangouts
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Kik Messenger
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48 facts in comparison

Google Hangouts vs Kik Messenger

Google Hangouts
Kik Messenger

Why is Google Hangouts better than Kik Messenger?

  • You can send documents
    ?
  • Syncs to the cloud
    ?
  • Has two-way video chat
    ?
  • Has search option
    ?
  • Send free SMS
    ?
  • Has existing contacts integration
    ?
  • You can send your location
    ?
  • Tablet-optimised
    ?

Why is Kik Messenger better than Google Hangouts?

  • Has “message seen” notification
    ?
  • Has temporary images
    ?
  • Can be personalised
    ?
  • 14.7MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    9.5MBvs24.2MB
  • 0.7 higher rating on Google Play
    ?

    4.4vs3.7
  • 6.6MB smaller app size (Android app)
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    6.4MBvs13MB
  • You can send music files
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  • 1 higher rating on the App Store
    ?

    4vs3

General info

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

24.2MB

9.5MB

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

3.7

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.rating on Apple's App Store

3

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).

Contacts

1.It uses “two-way opt-in”
Google Hangouts
Kik Messenger
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
Google Hangouts
Kik Messenger
This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
3.Has favorite contacts
Google Hangouts
Kik Messenger
With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.

Messaging features

1.Shows that someone is typing
Google Hangouts
Kik Messenger
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
2.Has “message seen” notification
Google Hangouts
Kik Messenger
You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
3.Has temporary images
Google Hangouts
Kik Messenger
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.
4.Has two-way video chat
Google Hangouts
Kik Messenger
You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
5.Send free SMS
Google Hangouts
Kik Messenger
You can send text messages to any number for free, not just other people using the same app.
6.Has the option to delete message history
Google Hangouts
Kik Messenger
You can delete past messages, for example if they contain confidential or private information.

Content sharing

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

Security

1.You do not need a SIM card to log in
Google Hangouts
Kik Messenger
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 Facebook sign-in option
Google Hangouts
Kik Messenger
Signing in with your Facebook account can be faster and easier if you don’t want to spend time filling in a registration page.
3.Has passcode
Google Hangouts
Kik Messenger
You can set a passcode to keep your data private.

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