89points

Viber

84points

WeChat

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67 facts in comparison

Viber vs WeChat

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WeChat

Why is Viber better than WeChat?

  • Has “message seen” notification
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  • Has end-to-end encryption
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  • Syncs to the cloud
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  • Has temporary text messages
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  • Shows when a user was last active
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  • Send free SMS
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  • 227.8MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    249.3MBvs477.1MB
  • Receive messages when offline
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Why is WeChat better than Viber?

  • You do not need a SIM card to log in
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  • It uses “two-way opt-in”
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  • Can be personalised
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  • You can switch off notifications
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  • You can set your status
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  • The app has a browser built-in
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  • Designed for meeting new people
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  • Uses GPS to meet people
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General info

1.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.
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.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
6.iOS app size

249.3MB

477.1MB

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.
The app requires less storage space on your device. A smaller size means there is more space on your device for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.
8.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.
You can use a broader range of languages in the app. This allows you to use it in the language you choose and makes it suitable for more users around the world.

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.
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. 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.
4.Contact any app user
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You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.
5.Has favorite contacts
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With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.
It is tailored towards finding new contacts.
7.Uses GPS to meet people
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WeChat
You can see who is near to your location, making it easier to meet up.

Messaging features

You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
You can delete past messages, for example if they contain confidential or private information.
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.
5.Send audio voice clips
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You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
6.Has two-way video chat
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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.”
8.Send free SMS
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WeChat
You can send text messages to any number for free, not just other people using the same app.
9.You can stay invisible
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WeChat
You don’t have to logout in order to appear offline.

Content sharing

1.You can send documents
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You can send documents using the app.
2.Syncs to the cloud
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WeChat
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.Has image preview
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You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.
5.You can send videos
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WeChat
You can send videos with the app.
You can share music files with your friends.
This means if you are typing a message and close it, it will automatically keep the text.
8.Has fun stickers
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WeChat
Stickers are a quick and fun way to communicate.
9.Has a media gallery
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A media library contains all uploaded files, making search easier and helping you organize the content.

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.
4.Has privacy options
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You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.
The app supports end-to-end encryption in group chats.
End-to-end encryption is enabled on all chats by default. This differs from other apps which only encrypt messages if the user specifically turns it on.

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