47 facts in comparison
These services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
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.
With more users it is likely that more people you know will use the app too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Send a stamp to someone showing your current location. This saves a lot of messing around with directions.
You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
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 send videos with the app.
You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.
You can share music files with your friends.
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.
The app doesn't require you to make an account in order to log in and use the app.