vs
Skype
Viber
Top 19%1,593 points
Top 19%
Top 17%1,633 points
Top 17%
Skype
Viber
Key features and highlights

Skype vs Viber: 53 facts in comparison

1. 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
Viber
30% have it

2. 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
Viber
66% have it

3. 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
64% have it

4. Shows that someone is typing

You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
Skype
Viber
38% have it

5. You can send documents

You can send documents using the app.
Skype
Viber
30% have it

6. 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
88% have it

7. 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

8. Has search option

If you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.
Skype
Viber
32% have it

9. Shows when a user was last active

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

10. 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

11. Has two-way video chat

You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
Skype
Viber
34% have it

12. 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
InstaMessage: 4.5
4.4

13. Free application

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
Skype
Viber
96% have it

14. 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
56% have it

15. Send free SMS

You can send text messages to any number for free, not just other people using the same app.
Skype
Viber
32% have it

16. 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
48% have it

17. Send audio voice clips

You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
Skype
Viber
74% have it

18. You can stay invisible

You don’t have to logout in order to appear offline.
Skype
Viber
34% have it

19. 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 Pro: 3MB
19MB

20. 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
Viber
30% have it

21. 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
Viber
14% have it

22. You can send music files

You can share music files with your friends.
Skype
Viber
30% have it

23. 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
82% have it

24. 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
Google Allo: 72
32

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

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