In the comparison among popular messaging apps for Android, a number of names can be recognized. They include WhatsApp, Skype, and WeChat. Well, it is important to note that each messaging app is unique. Here are some specs in terms of ranked quality on the basis of user surveys.
Basically, WhatsApp is a more popular option versus Skype. This is because WhatsApp is ranked number 1, while Skype is just ranked at the 22nd place. Well, perhaps it is the case because WhatsApp’s interface is generally simple, easy-to-use, and fast. So, as soon as your app has been downloaded, registering or setting anything up requires nothing.
Generally, Skype is ranked number 10 on the basis of being the best messaging app for iOS, while WhatsApp is close by at number 3. Moreover, when it comes to the best chat software, Skype is only at number 18, while WhatsApp a bit on top of the chain at number 13.
Here are advantages when using Skype.
- It is possible to back up the chat history on Skype on Windows
- Ability to connect to any Skype-enabled Wi-Fi hotspots all over the world
- Ability to remove ads, by just visiting Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Internet Options -> Security – Restricted Sites
- Call forwarding features is allowed on Skype where you can download and use your data or Wi-Fi connection to make or take the call
- You can also use Skype to be your security camera
- Recording Skype calls is also possible, which is useful when conducting interviews or collecting precious info via Skype call
These are just some of the best features that you can have when using Skype. But, you can also have a number of positive features from WhatsApp, which include the following.
- It is a widely-used app, reaching around 1.3 billion users.
- It has a simple and easy-to-use interface
- Just by connecting to a Wi-Fi or data connection, you can enjoy free video calls, face-to-face conversations, and many others
- Offers end-to-end encryption on its latest version, making calls secured
Another good messenger app that fairly ranks among the best is WeChat. It is at number 21 a notch ahead of Skype in the rankings. Basically, this might be because of the app’s remarkable features.
- QR codes are generated by WeChat automatically in which users can scan the built-in code reader when adding friends
- It has a new Shake feature that can help you meet new friends randomly by simply shaking your phone
- Friend radar is also available to find users of the app near you. Just go to Contacts -> Friend Radar.
- Walkie-talkie provides live chat feature that allows push-to-talk with a friend or with groups
- Drift bottle is also another feature similar to the concept of message-in-a-bottle where you can send and receive texts and voice messages from random WeChat users.
Perhaps you can choose a messaging app that would live up to your expectations if you believe rankings would matter the most.