WhatsApp, Facebook’s recently acquired brand, has always raised questions – why is the app the most famous messaging service ?
The App has grown slowly in America and also now has the reputation of being the best service in the world.
In comparing it with the Kik messenger, another famous messenger, we have been able to distinguish the best features we could.
Both the services are smartphone oriented ones and aim to capture markets worldwide. Once whats app is installed in the device, all contacts on the device will be automatically saved to your whatstapp and friends can be searched with great care. Non existence of numbers disallows any connection to people who are not added.
Kik messenger is the opposite of Whats App as this messenger concentrates on adding names and then making use of the phone numbers to do the needful. The Kik messenger on the other hand is a chatting app and makes users comfortable in adding friends while chatting.
Kik messenger provides an extra added browser that can help you browse the net even when you have a chat going on. It makes the chat more interesting, because through the browser, people can share links, pictures etc from the net to the conversation directly.
Whats App provides good group messaging service and enables sharing among a larger number of people at a time. The group chat provided by KIK is not as useful as that of the Whats App.
As for the pricing, Kik messenger is more profitable because it takes in-app charges into consideration. Whats App is totally free for the first year and the next year onwards it provides services for $0.99 per year.
Kik is more attractive to certain groups of people mainly because it can allow to share memes and also because too much information of the person is not disclosed to others. Whats app goes to chats directly and provides unparalleled functionality.