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Stream vs Blink: What are the differences?

Developers describe Stream as "Build scalable feeds, activity streams & chat in a few hours instead of months". Stream allows you to build scalable feeds, activity streams, and chat. Stream’s simple, yet powerful API’s and SDKs are used by some of the largest and most popular applications for feeds and chat. SDKs available for most popular languages. On the other hand, Blink is detailed as "An all-in-one app for communication at work". It empowers and protects your most important people with the information and tools they need. Its Direct & Group Messaging means you can reach anyone, anytime, without the need for email addresses or phone numbers.

Stream and Blink are primarily classified as "Activity Feeds as a Service" and "Group Chat & Notifications" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Stream are:

  • Activity, Notification & Personalized Feeds
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Multi-Region Support

On the other hand, Blink provides the following key features:

  • A Total Information and Communications Solution
  • The Feed
  • Micro-apps
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    What is Blink?

    It empowers and protects your most important people with the information and tools they need. Its Direct & Group Messaging means you can reach anyone, anytime, without the need for email addresses or phone numbers.

    What is Stream?

    Stream allows you to build scalable feeds, activity streams, and chat. Stream’s simple, yet powerful API’s and SDKs are used by some of the largest and most popular applications for feeds and chat. SDKs available for most popular languages.

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