63points

Google Hangouts

77points

Skype

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Skype
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52 facts in comparison

Google Hangouts vs Skype

Google Hangouts
Skype
63
points
Google Hangouts
77
points
Skype

Why is Google Hangouts better than Skype?

  • 6.3MB smaller app size (iOS app)
    ?

    24.2MBvs30.5MB
  • Send free SMS
    ?
  • You can switch off notifications
    ?
  • You can send your location
    ?
  • 3.4MB smaller app size (Android app)
    ?

    13MBvs16.4MB
  • Has a media gallery
    ?
  • Has SMS inbox integration
    ?
  • Supports widgets
    ?

Why is Skype better than Google Hangouts?

  • Has “message seen” notification
    ?
  • Send audio voice clips
    ?
  • You can send a contact stamp
    ?
  • Shows when a user was last active
    ?
  • You can stay invisible
    ?
  • 0.3 Higher rating on Google Play
    ?

    4vs3.7
  • You can specify your availability
    ?
  • You can send music files
    ?

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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Skype
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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Skype
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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Skype
4. smaller app size (Android app)
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The app requires less storage space on your device. A smaller size means there is more space on your device for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.

Best

TigerText Pro

3MB

13MB

16.4MB

5.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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Skype
6. 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.

Best

You & Me

0.2MB

24.2MB

30.5MB

Users

1.Higher rating on Google Play
?

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.

Best

Troop Messenger

4.5

3.7

4

2.Higher rating on the App Store
?

The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store (rating from all versions), showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.

Best

Bat Messenger

5

3

4.4

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

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Skype
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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Skype

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

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

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Skype
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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Skype

Content sharing

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

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

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

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

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Skype

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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Skype
2.Has Facebook sign-in option
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Signing in with your Facebook account can be faster and easier if you don’t want to spend time filling in a registration page.

For example

Frankly

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Skype
3.Has passcode
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You can set a passcode to keep your data private.

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Skype

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