90points

Line

75points

WhatsApp

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59 facts in comparison

Line vs WhatsApp

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WhatsApp
90
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WhatsApp

Why is Line 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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  • 200MB larger maximum file size
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    300MBvs100MB
  • Has Facebook sign-in option
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  • Has favorite contacts
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  • Drafts are automatically saved
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Why is WhatsApp better than Line?

  • Has end-to-end encryption
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  • Shows when a user was last active
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  • You can stay invisible
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  • 0.1 higher rating on Google Play
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    4.3vs4.2
  • You can specify your availability
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  • 17 more languages supported
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    33vs16
  • Exports to email
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  • Captioning
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General info

1.Available on PC
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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
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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.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.

Users

1.rating on Google Play

4.2

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.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.

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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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.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.Shows that someone is typing
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You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
2.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.
3.Send audio voice clips
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You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
4.Has two-way video chat
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You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
5.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.”
6.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.You can send music files
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You can share music files with your friends.
5.Has image preview
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You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.
6.You can send videos
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You can send videos with the app.

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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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
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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 privacy options
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You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.

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