Facebook Messenger vs WeChat


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Facebook Messenger
Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging service and software application which provides text and voice communication. Available now for Android and iPhone. Secure Facebook Messenger alternatives are Signal and Telegram. If you are looking for Facebook Messenger alternatives for business pay attention to GoToMeeting, Skype for Business.
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WeChat
WeChat is a free messaging & calling app that allows you to easily connect with family & friends across countries. It's the all-in-one communications app for free
Comparing Facebook Messenger vs WeChat is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Facebook Messenger has more user-friendly interface than WeChat because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Facebook Messenger is more popular than WeChat

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Facebook Messenger gets group video calling (in 2016)
- Facebook Messenger adds end-to-end encryption (in 2016)
- WeChat launched Enterprise version (in 2016)
- Facebook Messenger adds group calls (in 2016)
- Facebook Messenger now allows to build chatbots (in 2016)
- WeChat adds VoIP international calls (in 2016)
- Facebook launched enterprise messenger (in 2015)
- Facebook Messenger gets free video calls (in 2015)
- Facebook launched dedicated web interface for its Messenger (in 2015)
- Facebook wants to replace business2customer email by its Messenger (in 2015)

Looks like Facebook Messenger was recently more active than WeChat (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Facebook Messenger and WeChat meet head to head:

2014 - Facebook Messenger adds video messaging. Beware WeChat


Facebook has updated its Messenger app for iOS and Android devices, giving users the ability to record and send 15-second video messages. The world of instant messaging is becoming increasingly important as IM apps replace SMS text messages. Not only are IM apps more versatile - you can send pictures and now videos, rather than just words - they're also cheaper. Unlike SMS, which charges for each message, the only cost for instant messages is the price of your data allowance. Even better, if you're connected to Wi-Fi, every message is free.