78points

Skype

49points

Snapchat

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57 facts in comparison

Skype vs Snapchat

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Snapchat

Why is Skype better than Snapchat?

  • Available on PC
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  • Ad-free
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  • You can send documents
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  • Can be personalised
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  • Send audio voice clips
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  • Has search option
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  • Shows when a user was last active
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  • You can send a contact stamp
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Why is Snapchat better than Skype?

  • Has temporary text messages
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  • Has temporary images
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  • 38.1MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    137MBvs175.1MB
  • Has Facebook sign-in option
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  • Has a media gallery
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  • Drafts are automatically saved
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  • Supports widgets
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  • You can draw on photos
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General info

1.Available on PC
Skype
Snapchat
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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Snapchat
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.Ad-free
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Snapchat
Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
6.iOS app size

175.1MB

137MB

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

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.
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).
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

This means that you have to add or accept contacts before being able to message. It prevents strangers sending you unwanted messages.
This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
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.
With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.
You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.

Messaging features

You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
You can send a text message which will self destruct after a short time, so you can say whatever you like, without it being saved on the person’s phone.
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.
You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.

Content sharing

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

Security

The app is not connected to your phone number, so you can use it on devices such as tablets without needing a SIM card.
End-to-end encryption protects data between two communicating parties and ensures that only the intended receiver can access the unencrypted information.
Signing in with your Facebook account can be faster and easier if you don’t want to spend time filling in a registration page.
You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.

Miscellaneous

With video chat, also known as videotelephony, you can make audio and video calls from your device, enjoying a more natural interaction, similar to in-person meetings.

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