When comparing WhatsApp vs Joey for Reddit, the Slant community recommends Joey for Reddit for most people. In the question“What are the best Material Design apps?” Joey for Reddit is ranked 14th while WhatsApp is ranked 27th. The most important reason people chose Joey for Reddit is:
No lag or stutter, smooth as butter.
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Pro Straightforward interface
The interface is very simple, fast and easy to use. You can start using it as soon as the app has been downloaded - it does not require setting anything up or registering. You can communicate with anyone in your contacts list that also uses WhatsApp. Includes useful features like seeing when a contact is currently available or typing.
Pro Effortlessly builds your contacts by using your phone number as identification
WhatsApp will automatically find all of your contacts currently using Whatsapp and add them to your contacts. This makes it really easy to setup and given that it's the most popular messaging app it's likely that a lot of your contacts are already using it.
Pro Widely used
WhatsApp reported 800 million users in April, 2015. Your friends are most likely already using WhatsApp, so it's easy to get setup. Also it's the overall highest rated messaging app on the play store.
Pro Message mirroring on web app
WhatsApp can be used from the desktop via Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers. Accessing it requires using the Android app to scan the QR code that's presented on web.whatsapp.com.
Pro One-on-one texts can be encrypted
WhatsApp has implemented end to end encryption for messages sent on it's service. Even WhatsApp has no way to read a users messages.
Pro Fast and fluid
No lag or stutter, smooth as butter.
Pro Streams all GIFs
No waiting for download of entire GIF. Streams instantly.
Pro Supports TTS
Only client which reads out content to you.
Pro See all the ancestors of a comment
You can see not only parent of a comment, but parent's parent and so on of a comment with single tap.
Pro Read AMA in magazine style Q/A format
AMAs are available in magazine style Q/A formatting. works for multi author AMAs too.
Pro Reader view
Read web articles without the clutter.
Pro Streams comments
Streams match threads.
Pro Most powerful text editor
One of the few mobile apps that has support for inserting tables, codes, headings.
Pro Lets you filter posts by flair
You can filter posts from r/science, r/LifeProTips, r/IAmA, r/askscience by flair.
Pro Swipe to close
Swipe to close is available for everything.
Pro Auto theme change
Change themes automatically.
Pro Amoled night theme available
Power saving with Amoled night theme. Normal night theme also present.
Pro It has the fastest GIF loading speed
This is the faster reddit app, when it comes to loading GIF files.
Pro Has screen lock feature
This is the only app with a screen lock feature.
Pro Supports live threads
Full support for Reddit live threads.
Pro Can collapse the comment thread from anywhere
You can collapse the comment thread from anywhere inside the comment tree.
Pro You can add upcoming AMAs to your calendar
Upcoming AMAs can be added to calendar, so you never miss an AMA.
Pro Easy to view albums and read image descriptions
It has vertical cards for albums, so swiping for next image and reading description is in same direction.
Pro Beautiful error screens
Even the error screens have cute animals.
Pro 16 million colors for customization
Both primary color and accent color have 16 million options.
Collapse comments at any level of your choice.
Pro Omni Subreddit Finder
Searches your subscriptions and the web simultaneously.
Pro Shows which AMAs are going on
It shows live AMAs going on currently, so you can participate in them.
Pro Beautiful animations
Has very beautiful and smooth animations. For example when upvoting or downvoting stuff.
Pro Color coded usernames
Highlights users who have participated earlier in the comment chain.
Pro Real trophy case for reddit trophies
This is the only app that has got the Reddit trophies correctly.
Pro Doesn't put strain on eyes
The sepia theme is very easy on the eyes.
Con Single device
You cannot use the same WhatsApp account on multiple devices (e.g. a tablet, a PC and a cellphone). The account is tied to the device with the specific cellphone number. Chat history is deleted when you sign in to a new account, unless you have created a backup.
Con Hard to migrate history cross platform
Migrating your chat history from Android to iOS or the other way around is not so simple. In some cases it requires a 3rd party app and in some the only way is to migrate specific chats one by one.
Con Shares meta data with Facebook
WhatsApp shares your messaging meta data with Facebook if you do not opt-out in the settings. If you use the same phone number for WhatsApp and Facebook, the profiles can easily be linked.
Con No cloud sync
Messages are not stored on WhatsApp server for privacy and security reasons.
Con Limitation on shareable file sizes
WhatsApp now allows users to share files of any type, but there is still a size limit.
Not open source.
Con Tied to carrier phone number
WhatsApp cannot be used by people without a smart phone with an active cell plan. If your phone is lost or damaged, or if your phone number changes, you cannot get messages sent by friends without them updating your phone number. You cannot send message to them until you are able to get SMS messages at your phone number.
Con Web interface uses message mirroring
To use your computer to send messages your phone must be on with a consistent data connection.