82points

Skype

50points

Snapchat

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Skype vs Snapchat

Skype
Snapchat
Skype
Snapchat

Why is Skype better than Snapchat?

  • Available on PC
  • It uses “two-way opt-in”
  • Shows that someone is typing
  • You can send documents
  • 106.5MB smaller app size (iOS app)
    30.5MBvs137MB
  • Shows when a user was last active
  • Has search option
  • You can stay invisible

Why is Snapchat better than Skype?

  • Has end-to-end-encryption
  • Has temporary images
  • Has temporary text messages
  • 4200m more estimated monthly users
    4500mvs300m
  • Has Facebook sign-in option
  • Has a media gallery
  • Drafts are automatically saved
  • 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 application
Skype
Snapchat

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

3.Ad-free
Skype
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.

4. smaller application size (Android app)

16.4MB

77MB

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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TigerText Pro

3MB

5. smaller app size (iOS app)

30.5MB

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.

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You & Me

0.2MB

6.Is compatible with Android
Skype
Snapchat

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

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Users

1.Higher rating on the App Store

3.5

2.5

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.

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Threema

5

2. more estimated monthly users

300m

4500m

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

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Snapchat

4500m

3.Higher rating on Google Play

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.

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InstaMessage

4.5

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Contacts

1.It uses “two-way opt-in”
Skype
Snapchat

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
Skype
Snapchat

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
Skype
Snapchat

This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.

4.Has favorite contacts
Skype
Snapchat

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

5.Contact any app user
Skype
Snapchat

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

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Messaging features

1.Has temporary images
Skype
Snapchat

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.

2.Has temporary text messages
Skype
Snapchat

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.

3.Shows that someone is typing
Skype
Snapchat

You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.

4.Has “message seen” notification
Skype
Snapchat

You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.

5.Send audio voice clips
Skype
Snapchat

You can send a pre-recorded voice message.

6.Shows when a user was last active
Skype
Snapchat

You can see activity history, eg. “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”

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Content sharing

1.You can send documents
Skype
Snapchat

You can send documents using the app.

2.Syncs to the cloud
Skype
Snapchat

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
Skype
Snapchat

If you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.

4.You can send videos
Skype
Snapchat

You can send videos with the app.

5.Has image preview
Skype
Snapchat

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

6.Has a media gallery
Skype
Snapchat

A media library contains all uploaded files, making search easier and helping you organize the content.

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Security

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

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
Skype
Snapchat

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
Skype
Snapchat

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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