SendBird vs. Layer vs. OpenTok

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What is SendBird?

SendBird is a Messaging SDK, Chat API, and fully managed chat infrastructure for your mobile apps and websites. Embeddable chat for iOS, Android, JavaScript, Unity, .NET.

What is Layer?

Layer's asynchronous messaging fabric is capable of transporting payloads of any type. Get your users talking with chat, voice or video messaging. Pull them back in with push. Connect friends, colleagues or perfect strangers seamlessly.

What is OpenTok?

OpenTok adds the clarity and emotion of face-to-face communication to your brand whether you're developing for the web, iOS, or Android. We make the integration of high-quality live video a breeze so that you can focus on building a great product.

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Why do developers choose SendBird?
Why do you like SendBird?

Why do developers choose Layer?
Why do you like Layer?

Why do developers choose OpenTok?
Why do you like OpenTok?


What are the cons of using SendBird?
No Cons submitted yet for SendBird
Downsides of SendBird?

What are the cons of using Layer?
No Cons submitted yet for Layer
Downsides of Layer?

What are the cons of using OpenTok?
No Cons submitted yet for OpenTok
Downsides of OpenTok?


How much does SendBird cost?
SendBird Pricing
How much does Layer cost?
How much does OpenTok cost?
OpenTok Pricing


What companies use SendBird?
10 companies on StackShare use SendBird
What companies use Layer?
3 companies on StackShare use Layer
What companies use OpenTok?
6 companies on StackShare use OpenTok

What are some alternatives to SendBird, Layer, and OpenTok?

  • QuickBlox - Connect your user with mobile group chat, content sharing, user accounts and more
  • Sinch - Add calling & messaging to your app in minutes
  • Twilio API for WhatsApp - Reach users on the world’s most popular messaging app through one streamlined API, officially supported by WhatsApp
  • TalkJS - Integrated messaging for every web and mobile product.

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