50points

Snapchat

72points

WhatsApp

Snapchat
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Snapchat vs WhatsApp

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Why is Snapchat better than WhatsApp?

  • You do not need a SIM card to log in
  • Has temporary images
  • Has temporary text messages
  • Has a media gallery
  • Has Facebook sign-in option
  • Has the option to delete message history
  • Drafts are automatically saved
  • Has favorite contacts

Why is WhatsApp better than Snapchat?

  • Available on PC
  • It uses “two-way opt-in”
  • Shows that someone is typing
  • You can send documents
  • Shows when a user was last active
  • Has search option
  • 0.4 Higher rating on Google Play
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  • You can stay invisible

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General info

1.Free application
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WhatsApp

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

2.Available on PC
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These services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.

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.Is compatible with Android
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WhatsApp

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

5.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.

6. more languages supported

24

33

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.

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Google Allo

72

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Users

1. more estimated monthly users

4500m

1000m

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

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Snapchat

4500m

2.Higher rating on the App Store

2.5

4

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

3.Higher rating on Google Play

4

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

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

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Messaging features

1.Has temporary images
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WhatsApp

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
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WhatsApp

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
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WhatsApp

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

4.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.

5.Send audio voice clips
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WhatsApp

You can send a pre-recorded voice message.

6.You can send your location
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Send a stamp to someone showing your current location. This saves a lot of messing around with directions.

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

4.You can send videos
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You can send videos with the app.

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

6.Has a media gallery
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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
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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 Facebook sign-in option
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WhatsApp

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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