Skype vs OoVoo


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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.
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OoVoo
ooVoo brings easy video chat to all platforms - our free video chat app is available to download for your computer (Mac, PC), smartphone (iOS, Android) & tablet. ooVoo provides free group video calls with up to 6 people. Record and send video messages. Set up a web chat room for free
Comparing Skype vs OoVoo 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 OoVoo



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

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 OoVoo (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Skype and OoVoo meet head to head:

2012 - Microsoft replacing Windows Live Messenger with Skype. ooVoo is in panic


Glorious 12-year history of Microsoft's Windows-messenger is coming to the end. The company begins transition of 100 million Windows Live Messenger users to Skype (which currently counts 280 million users). The latest version Skype 6.0 (for Windows and Mac) already allows to login using a Microsoft account. After doing so, Messenger contacts are brought over as well. Now it's interesting whether the quality of communication in Skype will suffer after such a significant increase in user base. According to numerous users, Skype quality has already started to degrade in recent month, probably because of Microsoft's manipulations for integrating Skype into its products. Recall, Microsoft acquired Skype last year for $8.5 billion. Later it turned out that Microsoft, paid billions because of its senior executive, Joe Williams, who ran the Microsoft Lync business, believed that Skype was going to eat Microsoft’s lunch in the enterprise.