Line vs Nimbuzz


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Line
Mobile messenger app with various stickers and free voice & video call over 3G/4G & Wi-Fi.
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Nimbuzz
Nimbuzz is the free call and messaging app for the connected generation. Nimbuzz combines the powers of the Internet and mobile communications into one, and lets you meet, share and connect with family and friends on any mobile device.
Comparing Line vs Nimbuzz 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 Line has better video than Nimbuzz



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

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

- Messenger Line introduced bots (in 2016)
- Messenger Line now allows to create group calls with up to 200 friends (in 2016)
- Messenger Line adds end-to-end encryption (in 2015)
- Messenger Line intoruced Launcher app for Android (in 2015)
- Messenger Line launches business version (in 2015)
- Line acquired online payment service WebPay (in 2015)
- Mobile messenger Nimbuzz acquired by New Call (in 2014)
- European Mobile VoIP Startup Nimbuzz Raises $15 Million (in 2008)

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

2015 - Messenger Line adds end-to-end encryption to defeate Nimbuzz


Japan-based messenger Line is finally bringing end-to-end encryption to its mobile messaging service, which is used by over 211 million people worldwide each month. The new security feature, dubbed ‘Letter Sealing’, will bring encryption to messages and features on the service, starting with one-on-one chats and the service’s location-sharing feature, on its mobile and desktop apps. The feature is only activated when all parties interacting have it present on their device. Initially, users must switch on encryption themselves — the setting is buried inside menus — which could impact the initial rollout. But Line plans to switch it on by default for all users soon, initially it is only default for those with one Android device registered to their account. There are plans to add encrypted sealing to Line for desktop and other operating systems over time, too.