Compare instant messengers (IM) with phone, mobile and video calls options

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2016-11-26 19:10:12

This comparison chart compares free instant messengers / communication software with the possibility to do text livechat, and sometimes phone, mobile or video calls (also called "video chat") that could be free or paid. These solutions enable to communicate with friends (with text, phone call, video, in group or not) and keep contact with them even internationally. In general it costs much less than regular phone calls.

This matrix currently compares Bistri vs Bria vs Facebook vs Forfone vs Fring vs Movicha vs Nimbuzz vs ooVoo PingMe vs Scydo vs Sidecar vs Skype vs TalkboxApp vs Tango vs Viber vs VoipBuster vs WhatsApp

It is a collaborative comparison table, so you can add more comparison criteria or instant messenger / calling solutions.

ViberWhatsAppGLOWBLSkypeGoogle HangoutsLINEWeChatHeyTellTribe
Vote 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note0 no rating0 no rating4.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Websitehttp://viber.comhttp://www.whatsapp.com/https://www.glowbl.com/web/fr/http://skype.com/http://www.google.com/hangouts/http://line.me/http://www.wechat.com/en/http://www.heytell.comhttps://tribe.pm/
Worldwide User600 million800 million560 million500 milion400 million1.1 Bil.
Main Functionto send text, stickers and emoticons, photos, voice and video messages for free to other Viber users.to send a message to your contacts in without any charges alternative way from contact people by using phone messagingOrganisez facilement vos réunions, formations et événements en ligne sans limites. Le LiveStage, votre lieu virtuel pour des échanges sons et vidéos en temps réel

Discutez en privé ou en groupe sur votre LiveStage et partagez vos interactions sur Twitter. Synchronisez votre compte avec vos réseaux sociaux pour donner vos impressions et inviter plus de personnes ! Une fois votre webcam et votre micro enclenchés, c’est parti pour une conversation mains-libres !
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Option to use a PIN to open the app.WeChat provides users with free mobile instant messaging, video and voice calls, group chat, and multimedia messagingPlus rapide que le SMS, peu gourmand en data, HeyTell fonctionne aussi bien sur Wi-Fi que sur 3G et 4G.
HeyTell permet d'un clic d'enregistrer un message vocal envoyé immédiatement à ses interlocuteurs, qui reçoivent une notification "push" pour l'écouter. Dispositif de sécurité et de discrétion à 3 niveaux: un premier dit "low" où vos followers sur Twitter peuvent vous contacter ainsi que toutes les personnes ayant votre numéro de téléphone, un deuxième, dit "medium" où seuls vos amis sur Facebook et ceux que vous connaissez sur Twitter peuvent vous envoyer des messages vocaux. Le troisième niveau, lui, ne permet qu'aux contacts que vous avez sélectionnés au préalable de rentrer en contact avec vous.
Tribe se présente comme l'alternative idéale entre Skype et Snapchat, Application 100% française.Sorte de "talkie-walkie" vidéo. L'idée est d'enregistrer des séquences face à sa caméra frontale que vos contacts consulteront une fois connectés. Il est ainsi facile d'entretenir une conversation par vidéos interposées à travers l'interface colorée et non moins intuitive de cette plate-forme disponible sur iOS et Android. Ses avantages? Pas besoin d'utiliser de clavier pour communiquer, on peut intervenir en plein visionnage d'une vidéo et réagir en temps réel. L'application promet également une sécurité maximale puisqu'elle ne stocke pas les vidéos enregistrées.
CommentairesPas d'application à installer, seul un navigateur web et une adresse email.

Totalement français et concurrent de Hanghout.
Features
DATAS CONSOMMES émetteur de l'appel; source : http://bit.ly/2eYdnARSelon votre connection adsl
DATAS consommés récepteur de l'appel (données valent pour une minute d’appel )
IM Style ChatYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Group ChatYes max 15 usersYes max 100 usersYesYes 300 peopleYes 150 peopleYes 50Yes
Make video callsYesNoYesYes up to 25 peopleYes up to 10 peopleYesYes
Group callsNoNoYesYes up to 25 peopleYes 10 usersYes max 8 usersYes Live Chat
SMS DeliveryYesYes-Yes Paid feature ($ varies per country)Yes on AndroidYes
MMSYesYes-No
Make phone callsYes Based on subscription plansYes 0.99 USD/year- sur invitationsYes Based on subscription plansYesYes FreeYes
Free phone callsYesYesNoYes 25 user limitYes between US, Canada, Puerto RicoYes
Caller IDYesNoNoYes Paid featureNoYes
Payment methodsNo Calling others through phone providerYes 0.99 USD/yearYes Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Ukash, Skrill, Maestro, Paybycash,sofortbanking, one-off bank transfer, Diners, paysafe card, JCBYes free
Phone Contact IntegrationYesYes-YesYesYesYes
Google Contacts integration-Yes
FB Contact IntegrationNoNoYesYesNo
Custom Chat AreaYes Background/ Font/ SoundYes Background/ Font/ SoundYesNoYes BackgroundYes Background/ Font/ SoundYes Background/ Font/ Sound
File transfer- only some file formatsNoYesYesNo
Photo based contactNoYesYesYesYesYes
Sharing Features
Share photoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Share videoYesYesYesYesYes
Share voice messageNoYesYesNoYesYes
Registration
Without phone numberYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Email + PasswordNoNoYesYesYesNo
FacebookNoYesNoNoYes
Share account on multiple devicesYesNoYesYesYes
Platforms
LinuxYes Ubuntu, FedoraNoYes- outdated versionYes with web browserNo
AndroidYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
IOSYesYesYesYesYesYes
Mac OSYesYesYesYesYes with web browserYesYesYes
WindowsYes Desktop, Win 10, Win Phone 8YesYesYesYes with web browserYesYes
Blackberry OS- text onlyYesYesYesNoYesYes
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  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2016-12-01 09:55:59 by Rokoko
  • @jaseurboreal c'est fait, le titre est corrigé...
    Français Posted 2016-11-02 22:43:48 by Vanina
  • suggested to set Name to Comparatif des solutions de messageries instantanées avec parfois appels téléphoniques, mobiles ou chats vidéo, de groupe...
    Mettre au féminin pluriel "instantanées" car on parle des solutions de messageries, (et il y a plusieurs messageries) ce sont deux mots au féminin pluriel. merci
    Français Posted 2016-10-31 09:45:09 by jaseurboreal
  • rated GLOWBL: Note 4
    Posted 2016-10-21 14:03:06 by jaseurboreal
  • voted for GLOWBL (Vote)
    Excellent, français, plein de fonctions simples et térs pratiques, partage de vidéos, de radios, tableau blancs, en direct ou différé, etc ...
    Français Posted 2016-10-21 14:02:52 by jaseurboreal
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  • suggested on LINE to set Name to AirVoz
    Posted 2015-09-01 15:12:09 by ffx12345
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    decisions, decisions...
    Posted 2015-06-30 16:28:53 by Kelley Gibson Sigel
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    Posted 2015-02-25 09:51:27 by Deepika Pinapala
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    Humm!
    Français Posted 2015-01-28 17:58:22 by Sergioledoux
  • voted for WeChat (Like)
    good performance
    Posted 2015-01-28 14:49:43 by 林凯
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  • voted for Viber (Like)
    low power consumption/faible consommation d'énergie
    Français Posted 2014-12-13 22:49:30 by Francis Choquette
  • Très complet comme tableau. Point important à souligner, que la gratuité de plusieurs de ces applications exigent en revanche une perte de contrôle ainsi que de confidentialité concernant les données personnelles. Il existe une application de messagerie, CHIEMO, qui protège la divulgation et l'utilisation des données personnelles, et offre des options de confidentialité du message (par ex: auto-destruction après lecture du message). www.chiemo.com
    Français Posted 2014-12-04 04:54:21 by Nouky
  • suggested to set Name to Compare instant messengers (IM) for mobile
    Not all of the popular messengers in the table can do calls. All of them can send text messages (some sort of chat). All of them have mobile clients. Many of them offer advanced functionality like sharing files, photos, video and audio messages. Only some of them can do calls. In fact, two of the most popular of them (WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger) do not. A separate table should be created for software to do calls. It's a different category.
    Posted 2014-09-17 14:39:36 by zorge
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  • voted for Skype (Like)
    Posted 2014-09-17 13:46:20 by zorge
  • voted for WeChat (Like)
    great app with great features
    Posted 2014-06-15 13:45:55 by Jeetendra Lulla
  • suggested to set Name to Compare instant messengers (IM) with phone, mobile and video calls options 6
    Posted 2014-05-22 17:31:42 by 1436463
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    Posted 2014-03-12 14:27:51 by Nadb
  • voted for WeChat (Like)
    Posted 2014-02-25 16:14:21 by hjkhjk
  • voted for Viber (Like)
    Posted 2014-02-25 16:14:11 by hjkhjk
  • voted for Skype (Like)
    Posted 2014-02-25 16:13:43 by hjkhjk
  • voted for Google Hangouts (Like)
    Posted 2014-02-25 16:12:49 by hjkhjk
  • voted for LINE (Like)
    Posted 2014-02-25 02:01:50 by hjkhjk
  • voted for WhatsApp (Like)
    Posted 2014-02-25 02:01:30 by hjkhjk
  • voted for Viber (Like)
    Posted 2014-02-25 02:01:23 by hjkhjk
  • voted for Viber (Like)
    Posted 2014-02-24 03:55:56 by Rika Nakayama
  • Posted 2014-02-24 03:55:11 by Rika Nakayama
  • Posted 2014-02-23 12:23:37 by Fazilnlend
  • I wonder why LINE were excluded? its one of the best. My top 4 are 1.Viber 2.Nimbuzz 3.LINE 4.Kakaotalk ---Why? because they have PC versions. And if you have these 4 installed and VOXER, no need for any of the other many.
    Posted 2014-01-28 12:16:16 by AldwinpantinBarlan BarlanpantinAldwin
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  • voted for Skype (Like)
    Posted 2013-05-08 06:48:55 by Marius Dumitru
  • voted for Skype (Like)
    J'adore
    Français Posted 2013-05-02 23:22:23 by Kevin Duval
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  • too much crashes and trouble with bluetooth headset
    Posted 2012-01-09 23:28:56 by flexjoly
  • Posted 2012-01-06 21:53:28 by Alaa Eddine
  • Posted 2012-01-06 21:53:15 by Alaa Eddine
  • suggested on Viber to set Name to V
    Posted 2011-10-21 09:07:49 by eric_leesp
  • suggested on WhatsApp to set Name to WhA
    Posted 2011-10-21 09:07:29 by eric_leesp
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