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%).