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Skype vs Webex: What are the differences?

Skype: Voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are; Webex: Connect with anyone, anywhere, any time. Collaborate with colleagues across your organization, or halfway across the planet. Meet online and share files, information, and expertise. Collaborate from wherever you are with WebEx mobile apps for IPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry. If you can get online, you can work together.

Skype and Webex belong to "Web and Video Conferencing" category of the tech stack.

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, Webex provides the following key features:

  • Invite and remind participants - invite participants to an online meeting that has already started via email, voice conference, or instant messenger, and send reminders about your upcoming meeting.
  • Use integrated WebEx audio – create a more productive meeting experience with integrated WebEx audio.
  • Record your meeting - record your actions during your meeting so you can review the discussion at a later time, or send to colleagues who couldn’t attend.

Typeform, Starbucks, and PedidosYa are some of the popular companies that use Skype, whereas Webex is used by Eyereturn Marketing, Collibra, and OutSystems. Skype has a broader approval, being mentioned in 736 company stacks & 733 developers stacks; compared to Webex, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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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.

What is Webex?

Collaborate with colleagues across your organization, or halfway across the planet. Meet online and share files, information, and expertise. Collaborate from wherever you are with WebEx mobile apps for IPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry. If you can get online, you can work together.
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      What are some alternatives to Skype and Webex?
      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’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.
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      Decisions about Skype and Webex
      Dmitry Mukhin
      Dmitry Mukhin
      CTO at Uploadcare · | 11 upvotes · 39.7K views
      atUploadcareUploadcare
      Zoom
      Zoom
      Skype
      Skype
      Webex
      Webex
      Google Hangouts Chat
      Google Hangouts Chat

      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 · 23.6K views
      atSmartZipSmartZip
      Join.me
      Join.me
      Skype
      Skype
      Zoom
      Zoom
      #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 Webex
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      Review ofSkypeSkype

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

      How developers use Skype and Webex
      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

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      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.

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      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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      TruFlow Design uses WebexWebex

      For the times Skype is not "Corporate" enough, there's Webex.

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      Cisco SSO uses WebexWebex

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