According to a recent study by Global Web Index, the number of people who use WhatsApp is more than the ones who use Facebook’s Messenger app.
The research says that every day, eight out of every ten users communicate using WhatsApp. On the other hand, six out of every ten users use Messenger app on a daily basis. WhatsApp users are more active than the users of Messenger app.
There are a lot of reasons for the popularity of WhatsApp. It’s simple, easy to use, and remains always connected even on the poor internet connection. Interestingly, both the WhatsApp and the Messenger app are owned by Facebook Inc, but not a lot of people are aware of this fact. Both the apps support end-to-end encryption.
Another interesting thing to note is that the userbase of the chatting applications like WhatsApp, Messenger, LINE, WeChat, Viber, and SnapChat are increasing while the users of the social networking services like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus etc. are decreasing.
According to the users of the messaging apps, the design of WhatsApp is way more attractive and smooth than Messenger. Probably, Facebook already knew that the WhatsApp would surpass FB messaging app, that is why it acquired WhatsApp in 2014.
Users of popular Mobile applications
- WhatsApp users are one billion.
- Facebook’s Messenger app has 900-million users.
- Instagram has 500 million users.
- Japanese Line has 218 million active users.
- SnapChat has 100 million users.
- 19% people prefer Microsoft Skype.
- 7% people use Viber. It supports end-to-end encryption.
- WeChat is leading the messaging market in China.
The main reason behind the increase in the number of WhatsApp users is the amazing features that it offers. Moreover, it is also planning to launch the video calling service in the coming days. The company already offers to share PDF files. It recently introduced its desktop version.
The competition among the messaging apps is adamant. The userbase of this kind of apps is growing at an ever-increasing rate. The managers of most of the major companies now prefer communicating with their employees via WhatsApp or Skype.
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