Discord vs Hangouts vs Skype

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Discord

1.2K
1.1K
+ 1
816
Hangouts

80
112
+ 1
4
Skype

13K
9.8K
+ 1
652
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Pros of Discord
Pros of Hangouts
Pros of Skype
  • 58
    Unlimited Users
  • 55
    Unlimited Channels
  • 51
    Easy to use
  • 47
    Voice Chat
  • 47
    Fast and easy set-ups and connections
  • 43
    Clean UI
  • 41
    Mobile Friendly
  • 39
    Free
  • 31
    Android App
  • 27
    Mention system
  • 27
    Customizable notifications on per channel basis
  • 26
    Customizable ranks/permissions
  • 22
    IOS app
  • 22
    Good code embedding
  • 20
    Vast Webhook Support
  • 17
    Dark mode
  • 15
    Roles
  • 15
    Easy context switching between work and home
  • 13
    Great Customer Support
  • 13
    Bot control
  • 13
    Easy to develop for
  • 13
    Great Communities
  • 13
    Very Resource Friendly
  • 12
    Video call meeting
  • 12
    Video Call Conference
  • 12
    Robust
  • 11
    Sharing screen layer
  • 11
    Able to hold 99 people in one call
  • 10
    Easy Server Setup and joining system
  • 10
    Cool
  • 10
    Shares screen with other member
  • 10
    Great browser experience
  • 9
    Easy
  • 8
    Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
  • 8
    Better than Zoom
  • 8
    Easy to code bots for
  • 5
    Noice
  • 5
    Everyone look at my con (it's a pro disguised as a con)
  • 4
    Not got wierd emojis like everything made by google
  • 3
    Easily set up custom emoji
  • 4
    Free
  • 258
    Free, widespread
  • 147
    Desktop and mobile apps
  • 110
    Because i have to :(
  • 57
    Low cost international calling
  • 56
    Good for international calls
  • 10
    Best call quality anywhere, generally
  • 5
    Beautiful emojis
  • 4
    Chat bots
  • 2
    Translator
  • 1
    User
  • 1
    Skype for business integration with Outlook
  • 1
    Not the Best, but get the job done

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Cons of Discord
Cons of Hangouts
Cons of Skype
  • 9
    For gamers
  • 9
    Not as many integrations as Slack
  • 4
    Limited file size
  • 4
    For everyone
  • 4
    Discord is great, what are you talking about?
  • 3
    Sends data to US Gov
  • 2
    Are u mad u ever heard of DMs???
  • 1
    Suspected Pedophiles in few servers
  • 1
    What i mean by this is someone said u cant chat lol
  • 1
    Undescriptive in global ban reasons
  • 1
    Unsupportive Support
  • 0
    Zoom is WAY better bc you can't even chat on Discord
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    • 5
      Really high CPU utilization during video/screenshare
    • 3
      Not always reliable
    • 3
      Outdated UI
    • 3
      Birthday notifications are annoying
    • 3
      The worst indicator noises of any app ever
    • 2
      Finding/adding people isn't easy

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    What is Discord?

    Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.

    What is Hangouts?

    It is a communication platform which includes messaging, video chat, and VOIP features.

    What is Skype?

    Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

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    What are some alternatives to Discord, Hangouts, and Skype?
    Slack
    Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
    Zoom
    Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
    Gitter
    Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.
    Google Hangouts
    Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.
    WhatsApp
    It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.
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