Paltalk vs Skype


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Paltalk
Paltalk gives you the best multi-person video chat experience on the web! With voice, video and text chat, Paltalk can make sure you are seen and heard.
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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 Paltalk 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 Paltalk



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

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

- 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)
- Skype for Web now supports calling to mobile phones, landlines (in 2016)
- Skype discontinues its video messaging app Qik (in 2016)
- Skype integrated with Slack (in 2016)
- Skype adds free group video calls to mobile apps (in 2016)

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

2014 - Microsoft kills MSN Messenger for Skype. Beware Paltalk


Microsoft is officially killing its 15-year-old instant messaging program Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger). Microsoft announced it would be closing Windows Live and pushing users over to Skype in 2012, but the service had stuck around in China — until now. MSN Messenger first launched in 1999 as Microsoft's answer to the then-popular AOL Instant Messenger. Like so many messaging apps before and since, it started off simple, with basic IM functionality — but soon expanded with new features such as photo messaging, screen-sharing, voice and video chatting.