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Skype vs Viber: What are the differences?

Developers describe Skype as "Voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing". Skype鈥檚 text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are. On the other hand, Viber is detailed as "*Free and secure calls and messages *". It is a cross-platform instant messaging and voice over IP application provided as freeware for the Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS platforms.

Skype can be classified as a tool in the "Web and Video Conferencing" category, while Viber is grouped under "Phone".

Some of the features offered by Skype are:

  • Calling- Make free Skype to Skype calls or call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates.
  • Video- Catch up face to face or get a whole group together on a video call.
  • Messaging- You're always in the loop with instant messaging, voice messaging and sending texts.

On the other hand, Viber provides the following key features:

  • Send texts, photos, videos and more
  • Make HD-quality calls and switch to video easily
  • Record quick-sending voice and video messages
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What is Skype?

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

What is Viber?

It is a cross-platform instant messaging and voice over IP application provided as freeware for the Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS platforms.
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      What are some alternatives to Skype and Viber?
      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.
      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.
      Microsoft Teams
      See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.
      Google Hangouts
      Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.
      Slack
      Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That鈥檚 Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
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      Decisions about Skype and Viber
      Dmitry Mukhin
      Dmitry Mukhin
      at Uploadcare | 11 upvotes 23.9K views
      atUploadcareUploadcare
      Google Hangouts Chat
      Google Hangouts Chat
      Webex
      Webex
      Skype
      Skype
      Zoom
      Zoom

      Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

      Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

      Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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      Julien DeFrance
      Julien DeFrance
      Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 2 upvotes 15K views
      atSmartZipSmartZip
      Zoom
      Zoom
      Skype
      Skype
      Join.me
      Join.me
      #VideoConferencing
      #Dialpad

      Which VideoConferencing software to use?

      Join.me, #GoToMeeting, Google, Skype... Many of the previous software I experienced disappointed me or my team in many ways: problems joining, voice/video issues, having to register or install software first. And easily, each time we just waste 10-15mn waiting for everyone to join.

      Too many signs it was time for a change.

      At my previous company, SmartZip, I made the switch to #UberConference. A Dialpad service. We're currently using Zoom at Stessa. I really like it too.

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      Reviews of Skype and Viber
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      followthesteps.net
      Review ofSkypeSkype

      they really have an awesome and fast support.. Thanks http://www.followthesteps.net/sky-contact-phone-number/

      How developers use Skype and Viber
      Avatar of Srinivas Adireddi
      Srinivas Adireddi uses SkypeSkype

      Three reasons why people like Skype that I am compelling: 1. It's simple and easy to use 2. Good video calling quality 3. It's cheap and very efficient Very popular too

      Avatar of eXon Technologies
      eXon Technologies uses SkypeSkype

      We are using Skype to help your customers in realtime. Sometimes you need to chat or talk with customer right away and this is best option for us right now.

      Avatar of MyklClason
      MyklClason uses SkypeSkype

      Skype is one of the better methods I've found for IM communication, and most of my clients have it. Mostly use it when there is a need for screensharing.

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      MadElf1337 uses SkypeSkype

      Skype is far by one of the best video calling apps I've ever used(After Google Duo) It has a very simple User Interface, hence is a favorite of mine.

      Avatar of dotmos
      dotmos uses SkypeSkype

      Allows us to communicate with our employees who are all in different countries when they are not logged into Slack. Also used to vet new employees.

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