Which is your preferred messaging app? (poll results)
posted by Chris P. / Nov 19, 2015, 4:37 AM
As one of the most popular app categories, there's quite some competition going on today, though incumbents are essentially impossible to dethrone, as they have a larger established user base. What this means in the simplest terms is that even if that hot new messenger you've got your eyes on receives universal praise, it'll still have a hard time convincing enough of your friends to download it and switch full-time. And when your friends and family don't use the chat client you are, it becomes useless.
So we asked you yesterday, Which is your preferred messaging app? And ~2,000 of you took our call and shared their favorite pick. By and far, Facebook-owned Whatsapp accounts for over half of participants, with the lion's share of the votes at over 54%. Next in line is another Facebook creation — Messenger — which managed a little over 9% of the votes, followed by BlackBerry's BBM client with 8.9%. The downwards spiral continues to include Google Hangouts (7.7%), Telegram (6%), and Viber (5.5%). The least popular among the options were KakaoTalk (0.4%) and KIK (0.6%).
Which is your preferred messaging app?
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Just tried Telegram on recommendation of some fellow PA users and well, I think it's good but out of 500+ contacts on my list, about a bunch of them use it so I'll wait for about a month if anyone catches up on it.
posted on Nov 19, 2015, 4:43 AM 0
Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011
Skype - daily video chat Whatsapp - occasional text chat Hangouts - mostly work
posted on Nov 19, 2015, 7:19 AM 0
Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 2013
whatsapp is terrible... doesn't support documents as attachments, can't be installed in wifi devices, and many other limitations... Skype, Telegram, Viber, Line, BBM, etc... are all better than Whatsapp, but you can't help, Whatsapp has the users... without them, all the other messaging apps are useless. so there you go... you can't avoi whatsapp
posted on Nov 20, 2015, 6:48 PM 0
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