63points

iMessage

71points

WhatsApp

iMessage
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89 facts in comparison

iMessage vs WhatsApp

iMessage
WhatsApp

Why is iMessage better than WhatsApp?

  • You do not need a SIM card to log in
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  • Has image preview
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  • Receive messages when offline
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  • Tablet-optimised
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  • 1 more languages supported
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  • Has favorite contacts
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  • Drafts are automatically saved
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  • The app has a browser built-in
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Why is WhatsApp better than iMessage?

  • Can be personalised
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  • Is compatible with Android
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  • Has temporary text messages
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  • Shows when a user was last active
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  • Has temporary images
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  • You can send music files
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  • You can specify your availability
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  • You can set your status
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User reviews

Overall Rating

iMessage
10.0
1 User reviews
iMessage
10.0/10
1 User reviews
WhatsApp
7.4
5 User reviews
WhatsApp
7.4/10
5 User reviews

Features

Reliability

9.0/10
1 votes
7.4/10
5 votes

Speed

8.0/10
1 votes
7.6/10
5 votes

Popularity

6.0/10
1 votes
8.2/10
5 votes

User-friendly interface

9.0/10
1 votes
7.2/10
5 votes

Privacy

10.0/10
1 votes
6.6/10
5 votes

Comments

Leonardo

Leonardo

2 days ago

10 / 10

C’è per ogni dispositivo Apple con uno schermo

Leonardo

Leonardo

2 days ago

10 / 10

Pros

  • Privacy
  • Compatibile con tutti i prodotti Apple con uno schermo
  • Inviare ogni tipo di file
  • Non necessaria una sim
  • SMS/MMS utilizzabili (anche dagli altri dispositivi, non solo iPhone)
  • Semplice da utilizzare
  • Intuitivo
  • Pre-installata su tutti i dispositivi Apple compatibili
  • Adesivi installabili da uno store

Cons

  • No su Android
  • Poca personalizzazione
  • Necessario un Apple ID
  • Un po’ lento (solo su connessioni lente)
  • Poco utilizzato
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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

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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.
7.Android app size

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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.
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

1.rating on Google Play

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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.monthly users

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2000m

With more users it is likely that more people you know will use the app too.
3.rating on Apple's App Store

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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).
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 β€œtwo-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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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

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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You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
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.
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., β€œUser 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.
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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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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