Line vs Skype


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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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Skype
Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice and video calls and chats over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features which include instant messaging, file transfer, and videoconferencing. Skype alternative for enterprise is called Skype for Business. Secure Skype alternatives are Signal and Telegram.
Comparing Line vs Skype 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 Skype has better video than Line



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Skype 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 Skype is more popular than Line

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

- Skype introduced Professional accounts (in 2017)
- Skype radically redesigned mobile and desktop apps (in 2017)
- Skype adds real-time translation to all VoIP calls (in 2016)
- Skype now allows to make calls without registration (in 2016)
- Skype gets Bots (in 2016)
- Microsoft launched free Skype Meetings for small business (in 2016)
- Skype voice and video calls now work plugin-free in Microsoft Edge (in 2016)
- Messenger Line introduced bots (in 2016)
- Skype for Web now supports calling to mobile phones, landlines (in 2016)
- Messenger Line now allows to create group calls with up to 200 friends (in 2016)

Looks like Skype was recently more active than Line (at least in our news).