75points

Skype

63points

Slack

Skype
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53 facts in comparison

Skype vs Slack

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Slack

Why is Skype better than Slack?

  • It uses “two-way opt-in”
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  • Has “message seen” notification
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  • Send audio voice clips
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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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  • You can send music files
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  • You can send videos
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  • Contact any app user
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Why is Slack better than Skype?

  • Can be personalised
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  • 21.6MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    8.9MBvs30.5MB
  • You can switch off notifications
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  • 0.4 higher rating on Google Play
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    4.4vs4
  • 8.1MB smaller app size (Android app)
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    8.3MBvs16.4MB
  • The app is business oriented
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  • Has a media gallery
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  • 0.1 higher rating on the App Store
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    4.5vs4.4

General info

1.Available on PC
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Slack
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

30.5MB

8.9MB

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.monthly users

300m

3m

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

4.4

4.5

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.

Contacts

1.It uses “two-way opt-in”
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Slack
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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Slack
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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Slack
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.

Messaging features

1.Shows that someone is typing
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Slack
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
2.Has “message seen” notification
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Slack
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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Slack
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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Slack
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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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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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 music files
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You can share music files with your friends.
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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Slack
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 privacy options
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Slack
You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.

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