Messenger apps are arguably one of the most popular types of mobile application out there and are one of the key tools that people use to communicate. Although there are hundreds of apps out there to choose from, all offering different things, there are five main applications that are dominating the market. WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Line, and WeChat are the messenger giants, and all have something very different to offer its users. Read more about these apps below, and for more detailed information use the informative infographic offered by Skilled.
WhatsApp is the most popular app in the world and has over 1 billion users, this is followed closely by Facebook Messenger and WeChat with 1 billion. Viber has over 800 million users, and Line has over 700 million. Although all apps are used by people all over the world, they each have countries where they are the most popular. For example, WeChat is used in China, Japan and Iran, and almost every single messenger app user in those countries have downloaded and use WeChat. Facebook messenger is most popular in countries such as Australia, Canada, and the USA, whereas the use of WhatsApp is spread across the world and is used in many different countries.
A key difference between the apps lies in the features that they offer its customers. They all have the same key features which include the ability to send text messages, video messages, the ability to send photos and videos and various other forms of media. WeChat, however, has some additional features that make it stand out from the crowd, such as giving its users to option to include their card information so that they can transfer money and make payments through the app itself. WhatsApp has a fun new feature letting its user write or draw on the pictures or videos that they are going to send and Line has a large range of games available to play.
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