72points

KakaoTalk

92points

WeChat

KakaoTalk
WeChat
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57 facts in comparison

KakaoTalk vs WeChat

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WeChat

Why is KakaoTalk better than WeChat?

  • Has “message seen” notification
    ?
  • 7.4MB smaller app size (iOS app)
    ?

    27.1MBvs34.5MB
  • 0.2 higher rating on Google Play
    ?

    4.4vs4.2
  • 12MB smaller app size (Android app)
    ?

    13MBvs25MB
  • 80MB larger maximum file size
    ?

    100MBvs20MB
  • Has voice filters
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Why is WeChat better than KakaoTalk?

  • Shows that someone is typing
    ?
  • Has two-way video chat
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  • Has search option
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  • Contact any app user
    ?
  • 5 more languages supported
    ?

    19vs14
  • Has Facebook sign-in option
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  • Has group video chat
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  • 202m more estimated monthly users
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    272mvs70m

General info

1.Available on PC
KakaoTalk
WeChat
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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WeChat
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.Ad-free
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WeChat
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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WeChat
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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WeChat
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
6.iOS app size

27.1MB

34.5MB

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.

Users

1.rating on Google Play

4.4

4.2

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

70m

272m

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

3.5

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

Messaging features

1.Shows that someone is typing
KakaoTalk
WeChat
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
2.Has “message seen” notification
KakaoTalk
WeChat
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
KakaoTalk
WeChat
You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
4.Has two-way video chat
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WeChat
You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
5.Shows when a user was last active
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WeChat
You can see the activity history – e.g., “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”
6.Has the option to delete message history
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WeChat
You can delete past messages, for example if they contain confidential or private information.

Content sharing

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

Security

1.You do not need a SIM card to log in
KakaoTalk
WeChat
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 Facebook sign-in option
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WeChat
Signing in with your Facebook account can be faster and easier if you don’t want to spend time filling in a registration page.

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