Updated for July 2016. Here are a few of the most interesting Palmchat statistics I was able to dig up.
Updated for January 2016. Here are some of the most interesting China social media statistics I have been able to dig up.
Ever since Facebook spun off the messaging function of their mobile app, they have been racking up some pretty impressive usage numbers. Facebook Messenger has been growing exponentially over the past year or so and has quickly become more than an app and pretty much a full mobile platform.
While I have been keeping Facebook Messenger statistics in my Facebook mobile statistics post since its launch, after hearing that Facebook will no longer require a Facebook account in order to use Messenger, it seemed like a good time to break out the stats and focus this new post on Messenger.
Here are the more interesting Facebook Messenger stats that I was able to dig up so far
The team messaging app Slack has only been around for about a year, but it has certainly created quite a stir among influencers in its short existence. While it only has a million daily users currently (a relatively small user tally these days), those who use Slack rave about the product and its user engagement stats are very impressive.
Slack stands poised to grow and become a real player in the group messaging market in 2016, so I wanted to take a quick look at some of their early numbers.
Viber is quite possible the largest chat/messaging app to fly completely under the radar here in the United States. Viber made headlines early in 2014 when Japanese ecommerce company Rakuten purchased it for close to a billion dollars, but things have been very quiet for Viber stateside since.
The messaging app Telegram has only been around for a little over a year, but they certainly have seen significant traction since launch. The Germany-based app, promoted as faster and more secure than their competition, picked up a significant numbers of users immediately after their much larger competitor, WhatsApp, was acquired by Facebook. IN addition to successfully positioning themselves as a WhatsApp alternative, Telegram also has a pretty good pedigree as it was started by the Pavel Durov, founder of one of Russia’s largest social networks, VK.com.
When you think of the global hotbeds of tech activity, you often think of places like California, China and India and Canada usually doesn’t immediately come to mind. You might be surprised to read that one of the hottest chat/messaging apps around is actually headquartered in our neighbor to the north in Waterloo, Ontario.
Kik Messenger was one of the earlier (2009) entries in this current wave of chat apps and has quietly amassed 300+ million users and a very active base among U.S. teens. While their user total is impressive, it pales in comparison to the massive bases for apps like WhatsApp, WeChat and LINE. That said, Kik Messenger is consistently one of the most searched-for companies in my digital stat directory, often ranking higher than their larger competitors, so I thought it was time to do a stat post specifically for them.
One of the more successful social chat app companies in terms of revenue generation is Japan’s LINE (not a typo, they spell it in all caps). Through a creative combination of sticker sales and a bunch of interconnected mobile apps and games, LINE has been able to grow quickly and profitably.
As with many of its Asia-Pacific chat app counterparts, LINE is growing very quickly and is spread well past its native domicile. If you haven’t heard of LINE yet, you will and marketers should absolutely take note.
Here is a start; here is a collection of the most interesting statistics I could dig up on LINE. As always, there will be updates in the future….