43points

GroupMe

36points

Kik Messenger

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GroupMe vs Kik Messenger

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Kik Messenger

Why is GroupMe better than Kik Messenger?

  • Has Facebook sign-in option
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  • Syncs to the cloud
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  • Has existing contacts integration
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  • Send free SMS
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  • You can stay invisible
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  • You can send videos
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  • Receive messages when offline
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  • You can send your location
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Why is Kik Messenger better than GroupMe?

  • Shows that someone is typing
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  • It uses “two-way opt-in”
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  • Has temporary images
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  • 3MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    9.5MBvs12.5MB
  • Has image preview
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  • 2.5MB smaller app size (Android app)
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    6.4MBvs8.9MB
  • You can send music files
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  • 0.2 higher rating on Google Play
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    4.4vs4.2

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General info

1.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.
2.Free app
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You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.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.
4.Can be personalised
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You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
5.Is compatible with Android
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It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
6.iOS app size

12.5MB

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.
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.
8.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.
You can use a broader range of languages in the app. This allows you to use it in the language you choose and makes it suitable for more users around the world.

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.
2.monthly users

4.6m

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With more users it is likely that more people you know will use the app too.
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).
4.Is a social network
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It is a social network, which has features such as commenting and tagging. This means you can share content quickly and easily and engage with a community.
5.Integrates with social networks
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It allows you to share information to popular social networks.
6.social network users

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The social network has a higher number of users, indicating it is a more popular platform. This makes it easier to find content you like and to interact with other people.

Contacts

1.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.
2.You can send a contact stamp
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Kik Messenger
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
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This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
4.Contact any app user
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You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.
5.Has favorite contacts
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With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.
6.Designed for meeting new people
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It is tailored towards finding new contacts.
7.Uses GPS to meet people
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You can see who is near to your location, making it easier to meet up.

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.
2.Shows that someone is typing
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Kik Messenger
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
You can delete past messages, for example if they contain confidential or private information.
4.Send audio voice clips
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You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
5.Has temporary text messages
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You can send a text message which will self destruct after a short time, so you can say whatever you like, without it being saved on the person’s phone.
6.Shows when a user was last active
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You can see the activity history – e.g., “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”
7.Has temporary images
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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.
8.Has two-way video chat
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You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
9.Send free SMS
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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
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You can send documents using the app.
2.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.
3.Has search option
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If you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.
4.Has image preview
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You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.
5.You can send videos
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You can send videos with the app.
6.You can send music files
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You can share music files with your friends.
7.Drafts are automatically saved
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This means if you are typing a message and close it, it will automatically keep the text.
8.Has fun stickers
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Stickers are a quick and fun way to communicate.
9.maximum file size

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The largest file size you can share. The higher the limit, the less restricted you are when sharing content.

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.
2.Has end-to-end encryption
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Kik Messenger
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
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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.
4.Doesn’t require account
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The app doesn't require you to make an account in order to log in and use the app.
5.Has privacy options
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You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.
6.Has passcode
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You can set a passcode to keep your data private.
7.Can be used anonymously
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You can use the app anonymously, ie. you don’t have to reveal your true identity.
8.has encrypted group chats
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The app supports end-to-end encryption in group chats.
9.messages are encrypted by default
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End-to-end encryption is enabled on all chats by default. This differs from other apps which only encrypt messages if the user specifically turns it on.

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