Line vs WeChat


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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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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 Line 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 WeChat 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 WeChat

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

- WeChat launched Enterprise version (in 2016)
- Messenger Line introduced bots (in 2016)
- Messenger Line now allows to create group calls with up to 200 friends (in 2016)
- WeChat adds VoIP international calls (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)

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

2016 - WeChat adds VoIP international calls - a new advantage over Line


Popular messaging app WeChat, which is owned by Chinese Internet giant Tencent, is taking on Skype by launching an international telephone calling service. The service is initially available for users based in the U.S., Hong Kong and India, but it will roll out to others over time. ‘WeChat Out’ is different from the existing calling options inside WeChat (voice and video) because it allows for calls to actual phone numbers (mobile and landline) rather than just to fellow WeChat users. WeChat is gifting its users an initial $0.99 in credit (which it says will allow up to 100 minutes in calls) to get things started, although it hasn’t revealed the cost of calls once that freebie has been eaten up.