46points

Kik Messenger

75points

Skype

Kik Messenger
Skype
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47 facts in comparison

Kik Messenger vs Skype

Kik Messenger
Skype

Why is Kik Messenger better than Skype?

  • Has temporary images
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  • Can be personalised
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  • 21MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    9.5MBvs30.5MB
  • You can switch off notifications
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  • 0.4 higher rating on Google Play
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    4.4vs4
  • 10MB smaller app size (Android app)
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    6.4MBvs16.4MB
  • Exports to email
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  • The app has a browser built-in
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Why is Skype better than Kik Messenger?

  • You can send documents
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  • Syncs to the cloud
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  • Send audio voice clips
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  • Has two-way video chat
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  • Has search option
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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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  • Has existing contacts integration
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General info

1.Available on PC
Kik Messenger
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
Kik Messenger
Skype
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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Skype
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
6.iOS app size

9.5MB

30.5MB

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

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

4

4.4

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”
Kik Messenger
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
Kik Messenger
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.
3.Has existing contacts integration
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Skype
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
Kik Messenger
Skype
With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.

Messaging features

1.Shows that someone is typing
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Skype
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
2.Has “message seen” notification
Kik Messenger
Skype
You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
3.Has temporary images
Kik Messenger
Skype
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.
4.Send audio voice clips
Kik Messenger
Skype
You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
5.Has two-way video chat
Kik Messenger
Skype
You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
6.Shows when a user was last active
Kik Messenger
Skype
You can see the activity history – e.g., “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”

Content sharing

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

Security

1.You do not need a SIM card to log in
Kik Messenger
Skype
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
Kik Messenger
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.

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