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Skype review: 44 facts and highlights

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Why is Skype better than the average?

  • more estimated monthly users
    300mvs137.12m
  • more languages supported
    38vs14.69

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General info

1.Free application
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You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

2.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.

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. smaller application size (Android app)

16.4MB

The application requires less storage space on your device. A smaller size means there is more space on your device for other applications, as well as other data such as photos and music.

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3MB

5. smaller app size (iOS app)

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.

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You & Me

0.2MB

6.Is compatible with Android
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It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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Users

1. more estimated monthly users

300m

With more users it is likely that more people you know will use the app too.

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Snapchat

4500m

2.Higher rating on the App Store

3.5

The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store (rating from all versions), showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.

Best

Threema

5

3.Higher rating on Google Play

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.

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InstaMessage

4.5

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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.Has favorite contacts
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With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.

5.Contact any app user
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You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.

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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.Shows when a user was last active
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You can see activity history, eg. “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”

5.You can specify your availability
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You can show that you are eg. busy or away. This is ideal if you are working but want to stay available for important messages.

6.You can stay invisible
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You don’t have to logout in order to appear offline.

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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 videos
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You can send videos with the app.

5.Has image preview
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You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.

6.You can send music files
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You can share music files with your friends.

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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.

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