Recently, Facebook announced that the social media website has one billion users, but the Messenger application is used by 600 million people and their number keeps growing, because those with a Facebook account prefer to use the application, instead of a browser, to login.
WhatsApp is an application that was bought by Facebook at the beginning of 2014, and which has 800 million users. Let’s see a comparison between these applications, to see which one offers more features.
The interface is simple, blue, and it informs the user when his/her contacts are online, no matter if they’re logged on the website or on Messenger. The application has pretty much most of the features as the website, offering free voice calling, time stamps and read confirmations, the ability to send photos, voice messages, stickers, location data, to create group chats and to chat with individual contacts.
To use Facebook Messenger, you will need to create an account on the official website and you’ll be required to provide a valid email address and a password. You will be able to call your friends, who live in all parts of the world, for free, if they use this service. In addition, you can post photos, update statuses, like or comment to images etc.
The downside of this application is that there isn’t a logout button, so if you don’t want to receive notifications continuously, you’ll need to disable Mobile Data or WiFi. If your internet connection isn’t that great, we recommend you to install Facebook Lite.
The best part about it is that you don’t need an email address, but your mobile number, in order to get verified.
The disadvantage is that you will use the application only on your smartphone and likewise Facebook Messenger, it lacks the logout button. Since February, the voice calling feature is available for Android, but gradually, it was added to other important platforms as well.
After one year, you will pay 99 cents to continue using WhatsApp, but it’s worth paying this sum, since there are many features that make this application worth installing. Unfortunately, you can’t play games as on Facebook Messenger, but you can create group chats and add up to 100 members.