The Top 10 Instant Messaging Apps in the World

In the digital apps world, he who controls instant messaging controls all. We’ve seen fierce competition between instant messaging apps such as Whatsapp, Viber, WeChat and of course Snapchat, the brash upstart that has other social media platforms scrambling to compete.

There are rumors that Instagram will be adding an instant messaging function to its mobile app, and yesterday Twitter announced an update that will allow users to send photos to each other privately via direct messaging.

Here’s a ranking of the most widely used instant-messaging apps in the world, along with some staggering statistics on their use.

Infographic via social media agency KRDS:

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