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WhatsApp vs. Tango Free Download – A Comparison to Help You Decide the Best IM App


For most of us, we no longer depend on SMS and calls for most of our communication needs, thanks to the advent of messaging apps.

WhatsApp and Tango are both messenger apps that try to provide free communication between mobile phone and (in some cases) PC users. However, these two messaging apps are not created equal. Their features vary considerably, but the question is which one is the best?

This article tries to compare the two most popular messaging apps so far out there: WhatsApp and Tango.

Supported Platforms and OS

WhatsApp is supported on iOS, Android, and Windows Phones. It also works on Blackberry and Nokia S60, S40 and Asha. However, the WhatsApp web version still has a few kinks that need to be ironed out. If you want to install WhatsApp on your PC, you will need an Android emulator. Recently, WhatsApp has introduced a web version that is supported by three popular browsers: Firefox, Chrome and Opera.

Tango, on the other hand, is supported on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Unlike WhatsApp, Tango is fully supported by desktop PCs. There is also a version created for tablets.

Voice Calls

Tango has been providing free VoIP calls for quite a while. WhatsApp introduced this feature just recently. With Tango you can choose either audio or video call. Most people find Tango video call very clear, even on a poor 3G connection. Though WhatsApp provides VoIP calls as well, Tango still wins out as it provides quality free calls. Tango was primarily designed to provide free VoIP calls. That is why they have perfected their servers and software to provide quality video and voice calls to the users.


As at the moment, WhatsApp is still the most popular instant messaging app on the market. It has quickly gained market share with a strong user base. In fact, WhatsApp became the biggest threat to Facebook that Facebook purchased it for $19 billion. So when it comes to messaging, there is no denying that WhatsApp wins.


With Tango, your conversations will be stored in the cloud, while WhatsApp stores them on your device’s memory card. With both the apps, you do not have to worry about your privacy. All your private information and sensitive data will be secure. Tango seems to be the winner in this area. Most people prefer to store data in the cloud since they can easily access it with any device. Also, most people do not want to fill their SD cards with messages.

Concluding Thoughts  

Currently, more people use WhatsApp than Tango. WhatsApp works best for messaging and not for calling. So to sum it up, both instant messaging apps are worth using, but it makes sense to use WhatsApp only for texting, especially for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. It also appears that WhatsApp enjoys a huge user-base. So it is likely that most of your friends are using WhatsApp rather than Tango. However, Tango is still worth installing, especially if you are using a computer. After all, it is free.