65points

Google Hangouts

75points

WhatsApp

Google Hangouts
WhatsApp
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57 facts in comparison

Google Hangouts vs WhatsApp

Google Hangouts
WhatsApp
65
points
Google Hangouts
75
points
WhatsApp

Why is Google Hangouts better than WhatsApp?

  • You do not need a SIM card to log in
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  • It uses “two-way opt-in”
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  • Send free SMS
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  • Tablet-optimised
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  • The app is business oriented
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  • Has favorite contacts
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  • Has SMS inbox integration
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  • Can archive your old data
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Why is WhatsApp better than Google Hangouts?

  • Has end-to-end encryption
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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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  • You can send a contact stamp
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  • Shows when a user was last active
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  • You can stay invisible
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  • 0.6 higher rating on Google Play
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    4.3vs3.7

General info

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

Users

1.rating on Google Play

3.7

4.3

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
WhatsApp
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
WhatsApp
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.
3.Has existing contacts integration
Google Hangouts
WhatsApp
This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
4.Contact any app user
Google Hangouts
WhatsApp
You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.
5.Has favorite contacts
Google Hangouts
WhatsApp
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
WhatsApp
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
2.Has “message seen” notification
Google Hangouts
WhatsApp
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
WhatsApp
You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
4.Has two-way video chat
Google Hangouts
WhatsApp
You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
5.Shows when a user was last active
Google Hangouts
WhatsApp
You can see the activity history – e.g., “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”
6.Send free SMS
Google Hangouts
WhatsApp
You can send text messages to any number for free, not just other people using the same app.

Content sharing

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

Security

1.You do not need a SIM card to log in
Google Hangouts
WhatsApp
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
WhatsApp
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
WhatsApp
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
WhatsApp
You can set a passcode to keep your data private.
5.Has privacy options
Google Hangouts
WhatsApp
You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.

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