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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 kings 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 smartphones 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. Game Booster Full. But what are the things that make one better than the other. Check the comparison below. Compatibility The compatibility for WhatsApp starts from Nokia S40 phones, the least one apps-compatibility wise. After this its compatibility increases to Nokia S40 Symbian, S60, and Android/iOS/BB OS/Windows, etc. For Viber, you need to have at least Nokia S40 Symbian. It’s compatibility starts from this and goes to Nokia S60, and Android/iOS/BB.
So, this means that Nokia S40 users can’t install Viber in their phones. However, Viber can be installed in your Windows, 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 from Android 2.0.
So, compatibility-wise, Viber gets a point. Viber: 1 WhatsApp: 0 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 good. 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 just have 2 basic menus 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.