61points

Google Hangouts

78points

Skype

Google Hangouts
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57 facts in comparison

Google Hangouts vs Skype

Google Hangouts
Skype

Why is Google Hangouts better than Skype?

  • It uses “two-way opt-in”
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  • Send free SMS
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  • 150.9MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    24.2MBvs175.1MB
  • You can send your location
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  • 24.2MB smaller app size (Android app)
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    13MBvs37.2MB
  • The app is business oriented
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  • Has a media gallery
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  • Has SMS inbox integration
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Why is Skype better than Google Hangouts?

  • Has end-to-end encryption
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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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  • Shows when a user was last active
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  • You can send a contact stamp
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  • You can stay invisible
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General info

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

24.2MB

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.

Users

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.
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
Skype
This means that you have to add or accept contacts before being able to message. It prevents strangers sending you unwanted messages.
2.You can send a contact stamp
Google Hangouts
Skype
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.
4.Contact any app user
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Skype
You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.
5.Has favorite contacts
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Skype
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
Skype
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.
3.Send audio voice clips
Google Hangouts
Skype
You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
4.Has two-way video chat
Google Hangouts
Skype
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

1.You can send documents
Google Hangouts
Skype
You can send documents using the app.
2.Syncs to the cloud
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Skype
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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Skype
If you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.
4.Has image preview
Google Hangouts
Skype
You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.
5.You can send music files
Google Hangouts
Skype
You can share music files with your friends.
6.You can send videos
Google Hangouts
Skype
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.
2.Has end-to-end encryption
Google Hangouts
Skype
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
Google Hangouts
Skype
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
Google Hangouts
Skype
You can set a passcode to keep your data private.
5.Has privacy options
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Skype
You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.

Miscellaneous

1.supports video chat
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Skype
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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