SkypeViber
Top 1%304 points
Top 1%
Top 16%256 points
Top 16%
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You do not need a SIM card to log in
Number of messaging apps
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65% of all messaging appsYes
No
You do not need a SIM card to log in
Has two-way video chat
You can stay invisible
Shows that someone is typing
You can send documents

Skype vs Viber: 52 facts in comparison

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

The app is not connected to your phone number, so you can use it on devices such as tablets without needing a SIM card.
Skype
65% have it
59
0

2. It uses “two-way opt-in”

This means that you have to add or accept contacts before being able to message. It prevents strangers sending you unwanted messages.
Skype
29% have it
58
0

3. Shows that someone is typing

You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
Skype
37% have it
55
0

4. smaller app size (iOS app)

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.
30.5MB
You & Me: 0.2MB
35.7MB
54
0

5. You can send documents

You can send documents using the app.
Skype
25% have it
51
0

6. Available on PC

These services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.
Skype
Viber
63% have it
50
0

7. You can specify your availability

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.
Skype
16% have it
46
0

8. Send free SMS

You can send text messages to any number for free, not just other people using the same app.
Skype
Viber
33% have it
46
0

9. smaller application size (Android app)

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.
16.4MB
TigerText Secure: 3MB
19MB
45
0

10. Higher rating on Google Play

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.
4
Threema: 4.5
4.4
45
0

11. Has two-way video chat

You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
Skype
Viber
35% have it
44
0

12. Has search option

If you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.
Skype
Viber
29% have it
44
0

13. Has temporary text messages

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.
Skype
Viber
16% have it
44
0

14. Syncs to the cloud

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.
Skype
Viber
90% have it
44
0

15. Shows when a user was last active

You can see activity history, eg. “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”
Skype
12% have it
43
0

16. You can stay invisible

You don’t have to logout in order to appear offline.
Skype
Viber
35% have it
42
0

17. Free application

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
Skype
Viber
98% have it
41
0

18. Tablet-optimised

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.
Skype
Viber
80% have it
41
0

19. You can send a contact stamp

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.
Skype
29% have it
39
0

20. You can send your location

Send a stamp to someone showing your current location. This saves a lot of messing around with directions.
Skype
Viber
49% have it
39
0

21. Has “message seen” notification

You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
Skype
Viber
55% have it
38
0

22. Send audio voice clips

You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
Skype
Viber
78% have it
38
0

23. Higher rating on the App Store

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.
3.5
Threema: 5
4.5
38
0

24. You can send music files

You can share music files with your friends.
Skype
33% have it
38
0

25. more estimated monthly users

With more users it is likely that more people you know will use the app too.
300m
Snapchat: 4500m
823m
38
0

26. Has group video chat

With group video chat, you can arrange things like meetings or virtual family gatherings with a high level of interaction.
Skype
Viber
22% have it
37
0

27. more languages supported

You can use a wider range of languages in the application. This allows you to use it in the language you choose and makes it suitable for more users around the world.
38
ChatON: 67
32
37
0

28. Receive messages when offline

Even when the app is off, you can still receive messages.
Skype
Viber
16% have it
36
0

29. Contact any app user

You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.
Skype
Viber
18% have it
35
0

30. Has existing contacts integration

This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
Skype
Viber
78% have it
35
0

31. Has a media gallery

A media library contains all uploaded files, making search easier and helping you organize the content.
Skype
Viber
51% have it
35
0

32. Exports to email

You can export the data from your app to an email address, so you have a copy of it and can forward it on to another person if needed.
Skype
Viber
31% have it
35
0

33. Has two-way voice chat

With voice chat you can communicate quickly and easily, like making a traditional phone call.
Skype
Viber
41% have it
35
0

34. Has Facebook sign-in option

Signing in with your Facebook account can be faster and easier if you don’t want to spend time filling in a registration page.
Skype
Viber
41% have it
34
0

35. Has image preview

You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.
Skype
Viber
78% have it
33
0

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