What are the differences between Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp Messenger?

WhatsApp is an instant messaging platform, designed to make communication quick and easy. It is designed for a mobile and web version - that means the conversations can be managed on multiple devices, a feature that is valued highly by users.

It displays read and delivery confirmation, as well providing users with the option to create group chats and make voice calls. It is the world's most popular messaging app, with around 1.5 billion active users. It is available for Android and other smartphones absolutely free unless we are not exceed our daily data limit.

Facebook Messenger is a standalone app operated by Facebook, it allows users to play in-app games, make video and audio calls along with sending or receiving payments. It is tied up with the social media platform. It is not a paid service. Messenger doesn’t have any limit on how many photos you can send at once.


The major differences between WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are as follows −

WhatsAppFacebook messenger
WhatsApp is a standalone appMessenger is not a standalone app, it requires Facebook login to get started.
In WhatsApp there is a limit, while sending photos, we can send only a maximum of 10 at a time. It creates a little inconvenience to users.In Facebook Messenger there is no limit of sending photos at a time.
WhatsApp requires very less bandwidth to connect.Messenger requires more bandwidth when compared to WhatsApp to connect.
WhatsApp is a lighter application, It won’t consume more data to run even though we are using an App.Facebook Messenger is a heavy application, it consumes a lot of data to launch and run in the background, even though we are not using the App.
In WhatsApp the messages are protected by end-to-end encryption by default.The encryption settings and options are not present by default on Facebook Messenger. We have to activate encryption.
WhatsApp allows you to share contacts on your contact list.Messenger won’t allow sharing contacts.
WhatsApp has around 1.5 billion active users.Facebook has around 1.3 billion active users.
We can have groups calls with maximum 8 members in WhatsAppIn messenger we can start groups’ calls with up to 50 members.
WhatsApp is taking almost 3GB of spaceMessenger size is 37MB for Android, 153 MB for IOS, 108.7 MB for Windows 10
WhatsApp is available in 40 languages on iPhone and 60 languages on Android.Available in 111 languages.

Updated on: 17-Mar-2022

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