ICQ vs Viber


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ICQ
ICQ is an instant messaging computer program. ICQ features include sending text messages, offline support, multi-user chats, free daily-limited SMS sending, resumable file transfers, greeting cards, multiplayer games and a searchable user directory. ICQ alternatives for business are: Slack, Hipachat, Microsoft Teams
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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 ICQ 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 ICQ



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

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)
- 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)
- Viber takes on Skype with free HD VoIP calls (in 2011)

Looks like Viber was recently more active than ICQ (at least in our news).