WeChat vs WhatsApp


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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
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WhatsApp
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. Secure WhatsApp alternatives are Signal and Telegram.
Comparing WeChat vs WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp has more user-friendly interface than WeChat 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 WhatsApp is more popular than WeChat

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

- WhatsApp launches business-accounts (in 2017)
- WhatsApp enabled two-factor authentication for everyone (in 2017)
- WhatsApp launches video calls (in 2016)
- WhatsApp launched desktop version for Mac and Windows (in 2016)
- WeChat launched Enterprise version (in 2016)
- WhatsApp now supports full end-to-end encryption (in 2016)
- WhatsApp will go free and add features for business (in 2016)
- WeChat adds VoIP international calls (in 2016)
- WhatsApp web client adds iOS support (in 2015)
- WhatsApp launches web browser version (in 2015)

Looks like WhatsApp was recently more active than WeChat (at least in our news).