Which is your preferred messaging app? (poll results)

Which is your preferred messaging app? (poll results)
While it'll take a more gifted sorcerer than what we have available here at the office to guess each and every app you have on your smartphone, it's a safe bet assuming that at least one belongs to the messengers category. Which one, however, we can't be quite sure, as there are dozens upon dozens of them.

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?

Facebook Messenger
9.32%
Viber
5.49%
Whatsapp
54.38%
Snapchat
1.19%
Google Hangouts
7.72%
BBM
8.91%
Skype
2.12%
LINE
2.74%
KakaoTalk
0.36%
KIK
0.62%
WeChat
1.09%
Telegram
6.06%

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10 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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.

3. solaria

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

It Depends on your contacts. I'm from Iran and everybody here use Telegram. absolutely it's much better than WhatsApp.

2. hansip87

Posts: 227; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Whatsapp as the standard messaging app for me, but LINE is more fun to chat with close friends.

4. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Skype - daily video chat Whatsapp - occasional text chat Hangouts - mostly work

7. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Hangouts for work? Do you work at Google?

5. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Seriously why was groupme excluded?

6. yecruzsulla

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

1. Messenger 2. BBM 3. Whatsapp

8. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Whatsapp is not that good. It just simple, lite and has more users thaz all.

9. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

I've become to used to WhatsApp for a while because it's so simple to contact my friends and family abroad with a simple wi-fi connection text.

13. stuck_788

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

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