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WhatsApp Vs Viber – The Best Phone Messaging App?

SMS ruled the technology for almost a decade and people believed that this rule won’t end soon. But, with the launch of IM applications like Viber, WhatsApp, ChatOn, WeChat and Skype, this SMS technology will soon meet its maker.

It never means that we have found kinds of chatting but at least we have found better alternatives to SMS and soon we’ll be seeing something that would replace SMS technology properly.

Now that smartphone usage is on the rise, IM applications have become a necessity of users. Among all these, WhatsApp and Viber are the most popular ones. In this article, we will compare the features of both the apps and then conclude a winner at the end.

You might be aware of the functions of both the applications. They let you chat using the Internet only, they have loads of emoticons, you can set your profile on both the applications, etc. But what are the things that make one better than the other? Check out the comparison below.

Compatibility

The compatibility of WhatsApp starts with Nokia S40 phones, at least one app-compatibility wise. After this, its compatibility will increase to Nokia S40 Symbian, S60, and Android/iOS/BB OS/Windows, etc.

For Viber, you need to have at least a Nokia S40 Symbian. Its compatibility starts from this and goes to Nokia S60, and Android/iOS/BB. This means that Nokia S40 users can’t install Viber on their phones. However, Viber can be installed in your Windows or Mac and is available for Bada users as well.

You must have iOS 3.4 or later to run both. For Viber, you must have Windows Phone 8 while WhatsApp works on both Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8. You need to have Android 2.1 or later in order to run WhatsApp. Viber’s Android compatibility starts with Android 2.0.

So, compatibility-wise, Viber gets a point.

Viber: 1
WhatsApp: 0

Interface

Whatsapp Interface

WhatsApp’s user interface is quite simple and easy to handle. WhatsApp Inc launches updates frequently to make its interface more appealing and user-friendly. But mainly, its interface depends on the type of platform you are using. Nokia S40 and Nokia S40 Symbian have the most basic WhatsApp interface. You can’t insert emoticons and text in the same line. You can’t view profiles of your friends properly. But this has been done to make your WhatsApp experience better.

On the other hand, WhatsApp for Symbian and Blackberry also has a basic type of interface, while for Android/iOS/Windows Phone, they have that standard green/blue colored UI.

Viber, on the other hand, has the same purple and white colored interface for all platforms, whether you are running it on PC or mobile phone. You only have 2 basic menu items in Viber. The IM is also very easy to use but the additional video and voice calling options mess up the whole experience. Viber also has some limited options for Nokia S40 Symbian regarding the user experience.

So, interface and usability-wise, I’ll give a point to WhatsApp.

Viber: 1
WhatsApp: 1

Price

WhatsApp, now, costs nothing when you download it from iTunes, however, you have to pay $0.99 after one year for this app. The same works for Android, Windows, BBOS, S40 and Symbian (S60).

Viber is totally free for all the platforms. It doesn’t even offer advertisements like WhatsApp to make your user experience comfortable. However, the company will be announcing some stickers that you can use after paying a small amount.

Here, Viber gets a point.

Viber: 2
WhatsApp: 1

Bandwidth

With just texting options, WhatsApp  does not take much bandwidth. Only downloading may force it to use high network charges, but if you are texting only, then WhatsApp takes much less bandwidth.

Viber has video and voice calling options which make it drink high bandwidth in just a few minutes. If you are running Viber on Wi-Fi, then it is OK to use it. But never ever use Viber on your cellular network. You may end up losing all your credit in just a few minutes

WhatsApp wins here!

Viber: 2
WhatsApp: 2

Security

You need to have a working registered phone number to use WhatsApp. The app scans your contact list and searches for people who already use WhatsApp. Now, you can chat with them. However, the blocking option is there for your security. If you don’t want to chat or contact that annoying person in your contact list, just block him. Blocking someone means that now you won’t receive any messages from the person you blocked.

Viber is a bot smart in these kinds of issues. It let’s you handle these things in a different way. Everything works just like WhatsApp, but if you don’t want anyone to see your online status, then you can turn the thing off by going to Online status option in settings. Viber through Google Analytics to track down your maintenance services and IP Address data storage. If you don’t want it to track this, then turn the thing off.

In this regard, I’ll give them both a point.

Viber: 3
WhatsApp: 3

Features

In features, we won’t talk about the number of things these apps offer, but we’ll talk about how fast and smoothly these things work.

Through WhatsApp you can send voice notes, images, videos, contacts and can share your location. You can set a cool profile of yourself with a shining profile photo and a fantastic status. You don’t have to log in and log out every time you need to use it. You can receive offline messages, set a wallpaper, email your chats,group chat, broadcast messages and use loads of emoticons. But the experience is only limited to texting.

Through Viber you can send some of the things that WhatsApp sends, text, group chat, send stickers, emoticons, send doodles and push notifications, set your profile as in Viber and above all, you can voice chat as well as video chat. Well! this voice and video chat option is a drawback for people who run Viber on network charges. It’s all related to the bandwidth. Moreover, these stickers, and big emoticons make the apps usability poor.

WhatsApp Inc makes the feature to give you the best user experience without draining your money. They could introduce voice chatting option as you are paying then $0.99 a year, but they don’t and this is for your own good.
So, features-wise, i’ll give a point to WhatsApp because of its usability.

Viber: 3
WhatsApp: 4

Conclusion

So, the final score that WhatApp gets is 4, while Viber loses with just one point and gets a 3. Even personally, i would recommend WhatsApp because of its limited features and better usability relation. What is your favorite messaging app for your smartphone?

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  • lyn gold November 21, 2017, 12:36 AM

    Help.
    My friend and I, who live 200 miles apart, use Whatsap for messaging and photos.
    WE both have smart phones, hers is a Samsung Galaxy mine is an iPhone.
    Four days ago I sent her a photo. Her reply came back as a video call which I couldn’t answer but, it was a viber call on her phone. She thought she had somehow got mixed up in my Whatsap family group but although I knew this wasn’t the case I didn’t know what had happened. This mix up has happened a couple of times since. Please can someone solve the mystery.
    I have not got the viber app. Can it be an outside influence?
    I look forward to any replies.

    • Usman Khurshid November 21, 2017, 10:20 AM

      Hi Lyn, I’m not sure about the case but I suspect Viber could have become her default calling app. That’s why she would have called through Viber..

  • yeswell August 30, 2017, 12:38 PM

    what article, i laughed when i read the Bandwidth Topic.. and went away.

    – Viber has video and voice calling options
    What about whatsapp, does it not have it as well?
    – High bandwith while calling from vicer, are you serious?

  • brass July 12, 2017, 12:12 AM

    Google video voice chat is a free Phone, sms, mms, voice, app that works great n is free in th lower 48 states of America. just copy then paste into google search n hit enter download n install . u will need to have a microphone n speakers installed on ur home pc

  • jonmurphy July 5, 2017, 1:25 AM

    I tried Whatsapp Windows Desktop version today for the first time ever. I Viber should score 95% because its operation is not tied to your phone’s WIFI being on and active like Whatsapp’s. They are completely independent of each other. If your phone is switched off, you can still use Viber Desktop to chat and call. That is brilliant! Whatsapp scores 0% here!

  • Subhash June 9, 2017, 11:04 AM

    Nokia S40 can not cover whatsapp is shame…

  • Wiiliam Porter June 3, 2017, 5:59 PM

    Whatsapp and Viber both are good chat apps but If we talk about encrypted chat application then BirdsBeep is the best encrypted chat application than Whatsapp and Viber

  • Zara May 31, 2017, 5:46 PM

    I like the layout of WhatsApp more.
    I don’t know why, but from what I’ve heard, a lot of people say Viber is for freshies (lmao)

    I think they’re both good.

    Also, Viber has social groups, which should have been a plus point.

    • Michael August 23, 2017, 11:00 PM

      You’re right, Viber works on iphone and ipad across all platforms.
      I’ve tried using a messed up What’s app on my iPad and it’s very poor.
      For me that’s 3 points on its own!

  • Michael April 28, 2017, 6:57 PM

    Viber you can use on iPhone and ipad. So easier to use on cross platforms. That 2 points on its own. Messages go to both items simultaneously. Another point.
    If you take a photo on your iPad, and wish to send it to someone, you have to copy it to you phone, then send it via what’s app..
    The iPad what’s App version of is rubbish!!
    I don’t think you looked at this the way you should have, so you loose 4 points!

  • Paul October 10, 2016, 8:49 PM

    An hour of Viber call uses 27mb. Whatsapp uses 39mb. Quite a difference if you are on a low data plan. Call quality between both is similar. Both can lag occasionally if you use the speakerphone. Also, I know it’s very little but the $1 charged by Whatsapp after a year of use is a clincher for me. Viber all the way.

  • Mukiibi Godfrey September 14, 2016, 8:46 PM

    think it should be better for every phone user to have access to this service

  • Vincent September 1, 2016, 3:17 PM

    Viber is definitely better. It is more developed and gives better functionality + PC client.

  • Vincent September 1, 2016, 3:14 PM

    Viber is definately better. It’s more developed and gives better funcionality + has PC client.

  • Vincent September 1, 2016, 3:13 PM

    Viber is better as for me. It’s more developed and gives better funcionality + PC client.

  • DFoud August 25, 2016, 8:41 PM

    Now, whatsApp will be able to sell your number and give data and information to faceboo or other companies… So even if they explain that the companies won’t be able to see our text, how can we be sure. Because how can they know how we can be interested for a product. VIBER is BETTER

  • Jas August 24, 2016, 7:10 AM

    Viber. Every time. Especially coz you can send GIFs and moving memes. Unlike on crap whatsapp! Viper. Much better.

  • Max Hornostaiev July 15, 2016, 7:15 PM

    Viber and WhatsApp both give you a unique communication app, full of great features. But Viber is a robust VoIP communication app that’s available across all the major mobile and PC platforms. WhatsApp, on the other hand, offers all the bells and whistles except for voice calling; the app is only for mobile. If you are planning to make an instant messaging application like WhatsApp, Line or Blackberry Messenger, which will support every major mobile platform like iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, you need to spend around $10k to $30k & that depends on which company you choose for your app development.

  • Joe Chemo May 2, 2016, 1:16 AM

    The ability to hide online status is why I will be using Viber and NOT WhatsApp, and bringing lots of people with me. Wake up, Whats!

  • Ali March 17, 2016, 11:00 PM

    I recomend viber its much much much useful than any other include whatsapp

  • Asd March 13, 2016, 11:06 PM

    Pff, this article is a joke. Where are the online/offline batery usage, bandwith test results? Viber also have a cuple of bugs.

  • CRBB March 12, 2016, 1:19 PM

    I was using Skype for IM and voice calling to other Skype users on my Smartphone (and liked it a lot) but my main contact wanted to stop start Viber instead because she said it worked better with her iPhone. So I installed Viber and was very happy but then she asked me to swap to WhatsApp. I didn’t like WhatApp much because, unlike Viber, it didn’t seem to give me an audible notification when a message arrived. So I am back to using Viber and she is using it too but only with me and WhatsApp with her other contacts! Messy!

  • Mike February 9, 2016, 12:47 AM

    In the 4+ years I have been using WhatsApp, I can’t recall ever seeing adverts in the app.

  • Arci January 29, 2016, 10:04 PM

    I use BBM. BlackBerry Messenger. ????

  • Xcamaj January 2, 2016, 4:47 AM

    Viber vs Whatsapp LOL! Shouldn’t even be compared. Viber blows it out of the water. ??

  • satya narayan arya December 1, 2015, 12:25 AM

    My name is s n arya

  • Troels November 8, 2015, 7:37 PM

    When was this article posted?

  • Mauro Gomes August 8, 2015, 3:14 PM

    quero criar uma conta

    • Atif Mumtaz March 26, 2016, 5:47 PM

      thats good idea brother,

  • s.krishnakumaran August 5, 2015, 9:14 PM

    download viber and whatsapp

  • kam July 24, 2015, 9:26 PM

    The article is quite out of date, I am only guessing, by 3-4 years, or even more? “Never ever use Viber on your cellular network” in the Bandwidth section? Really?

  • Don July 23, 2015, 8:39 AM

    Please use a spelling and grammar checker – almost every paragraph has at least one error.

    • Usman Khurshid July 24, 2015, 2:29 AM

      Can you point out one or two spelling mistakes please..

      • Don July 25, 2015, 8:39 PM

        Good day, staff.

        I’m sorry to be pedantic, and I did enjoy your article and decided to try and use both apps; I have some associates that use only one or the other, so want to maintain contact with both groups. I am pleased to see that authors do read their comments and reply.

        > Can you point out one or two spelling mistakes please..

        Here are some of my suggestions:

        Now that smartphones usage is on the rise
        -> *smartphone

        But what are the things that make one better than the other.
        -> Questions require question mark.

        The compatibility for WhatsApp starts from Nokia S40 phones, the least one apps-compatibility wise.
        -> sorry, but that part is not clear

        It’s compatibility starts from this
        -> *Its compatibility. “It’s” means “it is” or “it has”, never the possessive form of “it”. You got it right in all other places.

        WhatsApp for Symbian and Blackberry also has a basic type of interface, while for Android/iOS/Windows Phone, they have that standard green/blue colored UI
        -> in the first clause, you treat WhatsApp as a singular pronoun (WhatsApp . . . has) and in the second half, as a plural (. . . they have . . .)

        It doesn’t even offer advertisements like WhatsApp to make your user experience comfortable.
        -> does that mean the ads make the experience comfortable, or the opposite?

        then WhatsApp takes very less bandwidth.
        -> takes less bandwidth, or uses less bandwidth, or consumes less bandwidth. Or “uses very little bandwidth”.

        Viber is a bot smart in these kind of issues
        -> A bit smarter?

        Viber is a bot smart in these kind of issues. It lets you handle these things in a different way.
        -> Since these two sentences are related, they could be more readable if combined with a semi-colon: i.e. Viber is a bit smarter with these kind of issues; it lets you handle these things in a different way.

        Though Viber you can send some of the things that WhatsApp sends, text, group chat, send stickers
        -> Through Viber, or With Viber . . .
        -> Lists should be preceded by a colon: i.e. “things that WhatsApp sends: text, group chat, send stickers . . .”

        emoticons make the apps usability poor.
        -> the *app’s usability = the usability of the app.

        Regards,

        Don

        • teylyn July 28, 2016, 1:10 PM

          Don, thumbs up for pointing out all the glaring mistakes that an editor should have picked up if the site *had* an editor worth their salt in the first place. These days it seems that clicks trump quality. If you can get clicks, why bother creating quality?

      • Don July 25, 2015, 8:42 PM

        Good day, staff.

        I’m sorry to be pedantic, and I did enjoy your article and decided to try and use both apps; I have some associates that use only one or the other, so want to maintain contact with both groups. I am pleased to see that authors do read their comments and reply.

        > Can you point out one or two spelling mistakes please..

        Here are some of my suggestions:

        Now that smartphones usage is on the rise, -> *smartphone

        But what are the things that make one better than the other. -> Questions require question mark.

        The compatibility for WhatsApp starts from Nokia S40 phones, the least one apps-compatibility wise.
        -> sorry, but that part is not clear

        It’s compatibility starts from this -> *Its compatibility. “It’s” means “it is” or “it has”, never the possessive form of “it”. You got it right in all other places.

        WhatsApp for Symbian and Blackberry also has a basic type of interface, while for Android/iOS/Windows Phone, they have that standard green/blue colored UI -> in the first clause, you treat WhatsApp as a singular pronoun (WhatsApp . . . has) and in the second half, as a plural (. . . they have . . .)

        It doesn’t even offer advertisements like WhatsApp to make your user experience comfortable.
        -> does that mean the ads make the experience comfortable, or the opposite?

        then WhatsApp takes very less bandwidth. -> takes less bandwidth, or uses less bandwidth, or consumes less bandwidth. Or “uses very little bandwidth”.

        Viber is a bot smart in these kind of issues -> A bit smarter?

        Viber is a bot smart in these kind of issues. It lets you handle these things in a different way. -> Since these two sentences are related, they could be more readable if combined with a semi-colon: i.e. Viber is a bit smarter with these kind of issues; it lets you handle these things in a different way.

        Though Viber you can send some of the things that WhatsApp sends, text, group chat, send stickers
        -> Through Viber, or With Viber . . .
        -> Lists should be preceded by a colon: i.e. “things that WhatsApp sends: text, group chat, send stickers . . .”

        emoticons make the apps usability poor. -> the *app’s usability = the usability of the app.

        Regards,

        Don

        • DocBE December 18, 2015, 1:37 AM

          Hmm, you must be fun at parties.

          • S Martin December 25, 2015, 5:21 AM

            I thought it was an excellent post. The real shame is that the article hasn’t been reworked since.

        • Char January 20, 2016, 7:16 AM

          I like your style Don. I’m late to the party, obviously, but I like your comment too much to not reply to it. :)

  • leeben July 12, 2015, 8:12 PM

    In tablet we can make calls without sim but if we use whatsapp calling the tablet hangs so I say viber is the best one

  • parin July 10, 2015, 5:11 PM

    i will suggest viber its great for video and voice call..it looks professional for conferencing.
    Voice transfer over whatsapp takes ages where as viber has great voice transfer speed.
    i use both viber for business and conference, whatsappfor frnds n fmly

  • SSFS June 15, 2015, 12:51 PM

    Viber is free. That is just enough for me to like it more than whatsapp. :)

  • Matija May 25, 2015, 9:53 PM

    So, Viber has a voice/video call capability which is purely OPTIONAL and doesn’t cost you a thing if you don’t use it on cellular network, yet that’s a minus compared to WhatsApp, which lacks those features!? Nice, professional review. VERY objective.

    • D June 7, 2015, 5:16 PM

      Calling other people is optional on whatsapp too. But whatsapp does not force all their features up your throat, unlike Viber. Whatsapp got that point for usability quality, not quantity.

  • Hate WhatsApp May 21, 2015, 6:56 PM

    Well there is no comparison between Viber vs Whatsapp, however viber is much better then Whatsapp for many reasons.
    1) All conversations (data) save to online server, not like whatsapp that if you lost your cell phone then you lost all your data.
    2) Viber for PC works great but whatsapp only you can use in cell phone at a time.
    3) Viber can work at multiple devices, whatsapp can’t work.
    4) Viber has fast voice calling system, whatsup group has just introduced voice calling and think that they brought new innovation in the world lol, moreover that is still not successful, people facing many issues with voice calling.
    5) Viber has video calling but whatsup :( .

    I don’t know why people use it. There are many good apps available except whatsup.

  • kashmiri May 2, 2015, 2:39 PM

    “For Viber, you must have Windows Phone 8”.

    Wrong. Viber client installs and runs perfectly well on WP7 (WP7.8).

  • Elad Lending April 26, 2015, 4:06 PM

    I think you’re missing a main point. WhatsApp requires both WiFi and local cell phone service. Viber requires only WiFi. So if you’re travelling overseas, Viber is the logical choice if you’re taking your local cellphone and Sim card with you. Another small corollary of this is that Viber will work on your tablet; WhatsApp will not.

  • D April 21, 2015, 6:26 AM

    After using both apps for a while, I don’t understand why people like Viber that much. Its really buggy, unreliable and makes my phone go unstable sometimes. And heck no, why would I want to download one of those stupid stickers ? And pls, I dont want any more stupid discount ads on Viber.

    This is very frustrating, so I would go for Whatsapp as well, which might be unreliable too sometimes, but much less than in Viber. With whatsapp now having phone call feature, I got even less reasons to use Viber.

    • MAA May 21, 2015, 7:11 PM

      Well there is no comparison between Viber vs Whatsapp, however viber is much better then Whatsapp for many reasons.
      1) All conversations (data) save to online server, not like whatsup that if you lost your cell phone then you lost all your data.
      2) Viber for PC works great but whatsapp only you can use in cell phone at a time.
      3) Viber can work at multiple devices, whatsapp can’t work.

      • D June 7, 2015, 5:12 PM

        After the NSA incident, people in Europe are very cautious. So your first point is actually a negative one towards Viber, even though it appears convenient. Once Viber servers get hacked, you have your nude pics or whatever you are sending on viber online. The Internet never forgets. So I rather prefer data loss (not that I am going to miss that much anyway since I won’t send any sensitive data via messengers)

        To your 2) point: you can use whatsapp on your PC too.

        The only real negative point so far is, that you cannot use Whatsapp on multiple devices yet.

        What I really don’t like about Viber are:

        1) ads, ads ads and more ads
        2) unstable, buggy environment
        3) notification about ads
        4) ads about new stickers
        5) did I mention ads???
        6) resource consumption

  • john April 20, 2015, 1:55 PM

    so.. if you’re texting with whatsapp it takes less bandwidth than voice call on viber..so .. yeah.. whatsapp wins :))) ..it all makes sense now.

  • maximun sitten April 19, 2015, 9:26 PM

    Just because more people use it does not mean whatsapp is better. Viber can be used freely for a LIFETIME while Whatsapp can only be used about 1 year for free.I think Viber is better

  • ace April 3, 2015, 5:02 PM

    Most biased review i have ever read! Viber has video and voice calling and is completely free. Viber gets marked down for having so much more functionality? Reviewer must be getting paid!

  • kasi April 2, 2015, 12:13 PM

    why whatsapp is more popular than viber?
    In viber app vocie call ,video call etc is there but less people using this compred to whatsapp?

    • kasi April 2, 2015, 12:15 PM

      why whatsapp more popular than viber?
      viber provides voice ,video call …

      • Momo March 13, 2016, 11:10 PM

        Try both apps for a month and you will understand

  • Luigi March 17, 2015, 2:41 AM

    “…In features, we won’t talk about the number of things these apps offer, but we’ll talk about how fast and smoothly these things work….”
    You are taking about how they do things and not how many things they do when one of these two app offer calls and all the rest that the other offers? I live in Italy where you are lucky to have a 1/2 gb limit mobile data and always use Viber for calling… Never reached limit even with 30hrs calls.
    Thanx for useless review whatsapp oriented.

  • Melissa D February 26, 2015, 8:28 PM

    LMAO, wow.. Whatsapp is so behind from Viber… better/more features and still easy to use.. better compatibility, better everything… the author here gets a -4

  • Kalin Dimitrov February 23, 2015, 9:24 AM

    Viber uses very little traffic when voice calling – like 256KB per minute. So in this category it is definitely a winner.

    QUOTE: Lewis Costin
    SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 @ 12:55 AM
    This is the dumbest comparison I’ve ever seen. You give WhatsApp a point for “bandwidth” because it lacks voice and video calling, and you give it a point in “features” because it doesn’t have as many features as Viber. Am I missing something here, or is that indeed what you just did?

  • Anonymoussmartpeeps February 21, 2015, 1:49 AM

    Viber is better cos it’s got more stickers and sticker messages so u don’t need to text always

    • Anonymoussmartpeeps February 21, 2015, 1:51 AM

      Also it’s got voice messages as well

  • Steve February 12, 2015, 9:38 PM

    Good article, thanks. But I was originally trying find out two other parameters not covered: invasiveness and memory demands. Would you please make comparisons on those two issues?

    Thank you,

    Steve

  • abdul khaliq butt February 5, 2015, 1:00 AM

    viber is the best one

    • Usman Khurshid February 5, 2015, 5:46 PM

      Viber is definitely improving but I like the new features added to WhatsApp like sending voice messages, videos etc.

      • Luigi March 17, 2015, 3:56 PM

        Viber send text messages and videos too… And hand draw sketch, map position, stickers… Have you tried before comments or are you using alpha version from 2009?

  • Rednaxela1963 January 31, 2015, 4:21 AM

    You can use WhatsApp on a Windows PC if you download Blue Stacks from bluestacks or any mobile app for that matter.

    There is a trial period on WhatsApp for a year and after that it’s peanuts at only US$1 per year.

    • Usman Khurshid January 31, 2015, 8:34 AM

      Now you can use WhatsApp from the web too:
      https://web.whatsapp.com/

      But it only works in Google Chrome :P

      And for the one year period, I’ve been using WhatsApp for more than two years for free. I just uninstall the app and install it again to get one more free year :D

      • Mario March 29, 2015, 4:11 PM

        Are you trying to be an idiot or you really are? You stink as someone paid by whatsapp developers to market this stupid whatsapp application. Stop blocking other apps from gaining usage and putting whatsapp on a pedestal please!

  • Robert Sam January 18, 2015, 9:48 AM

    Great Post Thanks For It….

  • Dhiraj November 7, 2014, 11:59 PM

    I generally do not comment on articles but this time I really felt that this article deserved it. This is the dumbest comparison I have ever read. Viber is so damn cool, it gives so many features that whatsapp does not and all for free.

    • Usman Khurshid November 18, 2014, 3:59 AM

      I agree that the article has confusing ranking points. I personally prefer Viber as WhatsApp isn’t free and does not offer voice conversations.

  • Atanu das October 20, 2014, 2:54 PM

    1. if i install the viber on pc but how can i make a call my friends,viber account open mobile number….(mobile/sim)because pc is no sim card
    2. both of application whatsapp & viber makes a call?
    plz ans me the two question sir…….

    • Usman Khurshid October 20, 2014, 9:20 PM

      First, Viber for PC is verified by using your phone and then you can make calls from your PC.

      WhatsApp does not allow making calls. It’s text only.

  • Anonymous April 13, 2014, 10:18 PM

    WeChat is a very popular social app with amazing features. It’s available on only smartphone platforms like Android, iOS, Windows phone, Blackberry Symbian, Nokia Series 40, and Nokia Asha Touch. Recently WeChat has launched 5.2 version that brings a lot of new features, including a new user interface, Real time location sharing, you can also link you LinkedIn account & search for more friends.

  • Branko January 23, 2014, 9:35 AM

    Viber is my favorite one!

  • Anonymous November 29, 2013, 4:05 PM

    There’s no such thing called “Nokia S40 Symbian”.

    S40 is S40. Symbian is Symbian.

    And S60 5th Edition IS Symbian^1.

    At least get your facts right if you want to write about it.

    • Usman Khurshid November 30, 2013, 11:31 AM

      What do you want to say Nokia S40 doesn’t come with Symbian OS?

      • kashmiri May 2, 2015, 2:40 PM

        Correct. S40 has nothing to do with Symbian, it’s a proprietary OS not based on Linux as Symbian is.

  • Netaddict November 21, 2013, 10:31 PM

    A lot of people will switch to Viber once the free Whasapp period is over

    • Usman Khurshid November 25, 2013, 9:33 PM

      I never knew there’s a Whatsapp trial period?

      Viber is good but I prefer to have Skype conversation with my friends even on the phone.

  • april November 16, 2013, 1:10 PM

    i will go with viber

  • Adnan November 14, 2013, 5:25 AM

    does whatsApp & Viber work on Tablet PC. If yes/ Which Tablet one supports these applications?

    • Usman Khurshid November 14, 2013, 6:05 AM

      Yes both WhatsApp and Viber support all tablets including iPad, Android tablets and Windows 8 tablets. If you are running normal Windows PC, you may install Viber for PC or Mac.

      • Adnan Khan November 14, 2013, 6:33 AM

        Thanks a lot sir. I appreciate it.

        • Atanu das October 20, 2014, 1:09 PM

          if i install viber for pc but how can i call of my friends because pc is not taken (sim or mobile number) on the other hand mobile is taken sim card.

          • Atanu das October 20, 2014, 1:16 PM

            with both viber and whatsapp make a call?please reply me the two question answer sir…

      • Anonymous February 20, 2014, 7:28 AM

        Whats app doesnt support ipad….

  • Lewis Costin September 19, 2013, 12:55 AM

    This is the dumbest comparison I’ve ever seen. You give WhatsApp a point for “bandwidth” because it lacks voice and video calling, and you give it a point in “features” because it doesn’t have as many features as Viber. Am I missing something here, or is that indeed what you just did?

    • Usman Khurshid September 22, 2013, 3:21 PM

      I agree. The comparison should have been much clearer than it is right now. Arfa can you explain how did you give the points?

    • _NaMeLesS_ November 18, 2013, 3:52 PM

      I can only agree with you. I also don´t get this comparision. When both only uses text messages both are low on bandwith. It is a logical thing that video calling costs more bandwith and only because WA does not have it you give the point to it? Features? Well nuff said…

      • Usman Khurshid November 21, 2013, 8:01 AM

        The problem is only with the point scoring not the article itself. I hope the author replies me and get this corrected as soon as possible.

  • Tonny August 22, 2013, 1:38 AM

    In my country Viber is never been heard of. It is a shame that they do not introduce it because they can be famous in my country. WhatsApp users alone have reach more than 2 millions users and other chatting apps such as weechat and Line is following behind with more than 1 million users each.

    • Usman Khurshid August 24, 2013, 4:48 AM

      Which country are you talking about? Can you give the reference from where you have taken the stats of WeChat, Line and WhatsApp users? If you know WhatsApp, Line and WeChat, I wonder how you don’t know about Viber?

  • Mark August 11, 2013, 11:37 AM

    WhatsApp does not work on any tablets or desktop computers, so if you want to use any of those devices, or if you want to communicate with people who use those, Viber is a good option, but WhatsApp will not work. That is why I no longer use WhatsApp.

    • Usman Khurshid August 11, 2013, 11:49 AM

      That’s pretty much the same case with me. While I appreciate the speedy WhatsApp but Viber has better compatibility as compared to WhatsApp. Viber runs speedily on my Windows Phone 8 device but hangs on Android device.

      Although voice quality is not good enough, Viber wins in this respect that it provides voice chat function as compared to WhatsApp which is a text only app.

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