78points

Skype

89points

WeChat

Skype
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60 facts in comparison

Skype vs WeChat

Skype
WeChat

Why is Skype better than WeChat?

  • Has end-to-end encryption
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  • Has “message seen” notification
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  • Shows when a user was last active
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  • 0.1 higher rating on Google Play
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    4.3vs4.2
  • You can specify your availability
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  • 41 more languages supported
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    60vs19
  • 280MB larger maximum file size
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    300MBvs20MB
  • 0.5 higher rating on the App Store
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    4.5vs4

Why is WeChat better than Skype?

  • 140.6MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    34.5MBvs175.1MB
  • 12.2MB smaller app size (Android app)
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    25MBvs37.2MB
  • You can send your location
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  • 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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  • The app has a browser built-in
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  • Exports to email
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General info

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
Skype
WeChat
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.Ad-free
Skype
WeChat
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

34.5MB

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).

Contacts

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

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 pre-recorded voice message.
You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
You can see the activity history – e.g., “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”
You can delete past messages, for example if they contain confidential or private information.

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