75points

Skype

75points

WhatsApp

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WhatsApp
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56 facts in comparison

Skype vs WhatsApp

Skype
WhatsApp
75
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Skype
75
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WhatsApp

Why is Skype better than WhatsApp?

  • You do not need a SIM card to log in
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  • It uses “two-way opt-in”
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  • Tablet-optimised
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  • Contact any app user
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  • 5 more languages supported
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    38vs33
  • Has favorite contacts
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  • 0.4 higher rating on the App Store
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    4.4vs4
  • Compatible with retro devices
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Why is WhatsApp better than Skype?

  • Has end-to-end encryption
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  • Can be personalised
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  • You can switch off notifications
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  • 0.3 higher rating on Google Play
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    4.3vs4
  • You can send your location
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  • 1200m more estimated monthly users
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    1500mvs300m
  • 68MB larger maximum file size
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    100MBvs32MB
  • Has a media gallery
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General info

1.Available on PC
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WhatsApp
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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You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.Ad-free
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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.Can be personalised
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You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
5.Is compatible with Android
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It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
6.Tablet-optimised
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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.

Users

1.rating on Google Play

4

4.3

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.
2.monthly users

300m

1500m

With more users it is likely that more people you know will use the app too.
3.rating on Apple's App Store

4.4

4

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

1.It uses “two-way opt-in”
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WhatsApp
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
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WhatsApp
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
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WhatsApp
This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
4.Contact any app user
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WhatsApp
You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.
5.Has favorite contacts
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WhatsApp
With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.

Messaging features

1.Shows that someone is typing
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WhatsApp
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
2.Has “message seen” notification
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WhatsApp
You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
3.Has two-way video chat
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WhatsApp
You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
4.Send audio voice clips
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You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
5.Shows when a user was last active
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WhatsApp
You can see the activity history – e.g., “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”
6.Has the option to delete message history
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WhatsApp
You can delete past messages, for example if they contain confidential or private information.

Content sharing

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

Security

1.You do not need a SIM card to log in
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WhatsApp
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
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WhatsApp
End-to-end encryption protects data between two communicating parties and ensures that only the intended receiver can access the unencrypted information.
3.Has privacy options
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WhatsApp
You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.

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