Facetime vs Viber


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Facetime
FaceTime is a video calling software application and related protocol developed by Apple for supported mobile devices running the iOS, in addition to Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.6.6 and higher. FaceTime is supported on any iOS device with a forward-facing camera. Facetime alternatives for business are GoToMeeting, Skype for Business.
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Viber
Viber is a mobile app that provides free international calls and text messages to other Viber users using 3G or Wi-Fi. Uses your existing contact list - check out which of your phone contacts and friends is already on Viber so that you can call and text them for free.
Comparing Facetime vs Viber 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.

Let's start with videos. We think that Viber has better video than Facetime



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Facetime has more user-friendly interface than Viber 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 Viber is more popular than Facetime

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

- Viber acquired shopping keyboard startup Chatter Commerce (in 2017)
- Viber introduced secret chats with self-destructing messages (in 2017)
- Viber adds e-commerce feature (in 2017)
- Viber launched Public Accounts for businesses (in 2016)
- Viber adds end-to-end encryption and hidden chats (in 2016)
- iMessage and FaceTime get two-factor authentication (in 2015)
- Viber adds public chats (in 2014)
- Japanese internet giant acquires Viber (in 2014)
- Viber now can call landline and mobile phones (in 2013)
- Viber launched desktop version (in 2013)

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

2017 - Viber acquired shopping keyboard startup Chatter Commerce. Facetime should better react


Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that lets you search for items for sale via a keyboard when you have the messaging app open. Today, the company has acquired Chatter Commerce, the startup that helped build that feature. That's how Viber wants to catch up with Facetime. According to rumors, Amazon is building a consumer-focused messaging app. With Facebook also adding in more transactional features into Messenger — part of a huge expansion that has taken it beyond basic chat and into bots and other services — there is a clear trend among messaging apps to leverage engagement they already have with their users to drive their business in other ways.