Facebook Messenger vs ZOLEO

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

Facebook Messenger

Category: Communication Tools
Industries: Business, Education

Pricing

Free

ZOLEO

Category: Communication Tools
Industries: Business, Education

Pricing

Free

20M+ Downloads
5/5

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Facebook Messenger reviews

Problems with connectivity issues when both parties, over video call, have excellent wi-fi connections: During the call one or both individuals will have difficulties hearing the other. As in, someone is talking but not a word is heard. As this is the only app I know of, so far, that is socially integrated with the ability to share screens, it creates a lot of frustration. This only occurred with the last update, please resolve, we've uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail.

- Kelsey Meyer

I find the app very useful but there's a huge bug to be fixed. I have an android and the issue is with the bubbles interfering with other apps working properly once the bubble has popped up while using the keyboard in the other apps. A message about the app not being optimized for Android pops up. Then I have to restart my phone because I can no longer navigate my other apps due to freezing up. Please fix this.

- Sarah Beth Watson

New problem: group video chats effects don't go away once you turn them off, and 95% of the effects don't work when chosen. If you've scrolled to an earlier conversation, if your phone goes from portrait to landscape it will put you at the recent message in the convo, losing your place and having to start over. New issue: on Android, switching to landscape mode in video chat does not rotate the user's camera. I'm 90 degrees sideways. Happens every time.

- Evan D'Orazio

ZOLEO reviews

Great app and product. App has a few minor bugs but overall is pretty stable. One thing I am struggling with is notifications coming through when people send me messages. Message notifications often don't show on the android notifications bar but appear in the app after opening. This requires opening the app often and has led to a few missed/late messages. Running s20fe android 12.

- Chris Miller

App will not load on Galaxy S10. Get to phone # verification screen then it crashes. Tried everything, including 1+hr with tech support, who was great, but couldn't fix it. Works on my old iPhone, so I carried that + S10 on a solo backpack trip recently. Found out mid trip that the iPhone no longer holds a charge. So I had extra weight, 2 phones, and still no way to message from the field. Check-in worked from device, but Zoleo's big selling point is msg ability. Zoleo needs to fix this!

- Pat Ortmeyer

In general it works great. I can send texts to my wife when in nature. She can also see where I am, and I can send SOS in case something goes wrong (not used fortunately). Recently it turned off for no reason. It had enough charge and turning on and off is hard because it is a small button and you have to press for a few seconds, so it is weird that it was suddenly turned off, and dangerous when you suddenly need it in case of emergency. They want user's feedback. I said I want to download my tracks so I can check it out on Google Maps. This is easy to program for them. They were very unresponsive to this idea. I could do this with my SPOT communicator 10 years ago already.

- Vincent van Rooijen

Pros & cons

Facebook Messenger

Pros
It makes it faster to chat
It’s like texting, but without the cost
It can be used for collaboration.

Cons
It’s difficult to completely protect your privacy
It can quickly drain the battery of your device
It takes up a lot of space.

ZOLEO

Pros
Coverage everywhere via satellite, cellular or Wi-Fi
With 24/7 emergency response coordination partner
Share GPS coordinates

Cons
Message notifications often don't show on the android notifications
Cant manage contacts in the app
Short battery life

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