Our smartphones enable us instant communication with our family, friends, and work colleagues, but the built-in options in our phones aren’t always the best. Messaging apps have grown to provide rich services offering all kinds of interactions with others, from free text messaging, video & voice calling, photo, video and file sharing with the added benefit of encryption. We’ve tested out a lot of different options, so here are some of the most popular global mobile messenger apps for 2020, based on number of monthly active users, you will find on both Android and iOS.
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List Of Most popular global mobile messenger apps:
WhatsApp Messenger is an instant messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) service. The application allows users to send text messages, voice calls, video calls, images and other media, documents. The app runs from a mobile device and desktop computers. Originally users could only communicate with other users individually or in groups of individual users, but in September 2017 WhatsApp announced a forthcoming business platform which will enable companies to provide customer service to users at scale.
2). Facebook Messenger
Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging service and software application. Originally developed as Facebook Chat in 2008, the company revamped its messaging service in 2010, and subsequently released standalone iOS and Android apps in August 2011. Over the years, Facebook has released new apps on a variety of different operating systems, launched a dedicated website interface, and separated the messaging functionality from the main Facebook app, requiring users to use the web interface or download one of the standalone apps. Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio, and files, as well as react to other users' messages and interact with bots. The service also supports voice and video calling. The standalone apps support using multiple accounts, conversations with optional end-to-end encryption, and playing games.
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WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose social media mobile application software developed by Tencent. It was first released in 2011, and by 2017 it was one of the largest standalone mobile apps by monthly active users, with over 980 million monthly active users. It has been called China's "App For Everything" and a "Super App" because of its wide range of functions and platforms. In addition to China, it is also the most popular messaging app in Bhutan. Wechat is known for its Mini Programs feature which incorporates many different functions and programs developed from Tencent and independent developers, and has been consistently updated. In January 2018, Wechat announced a record of 580,000 mini-programs in its feature. Recently, Wechat Games have received huge popularity, with its "Jump Jump" game attaining 100 million daily active users in just two weeks after its launch, as of January 2018.
4.) Tencet QQ
Tencent QQ is an instant messaging software service developed by the Chinese company Tencent Holdings Limited. QQ also offers services that provide online social games, music, shopping, microblogging, movies, and group and voice chat software. The logo of the software is a small penguin wearing a red scarf. As of April 2014, over 200 million simultaneous online QQ users were recorded. At the end of June 2016, there were 899 million active QQ accounts.
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Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, former students at Stanford University, and developed by Snap Inc., originally Snapchat Inc. One of the principal concepts of Snapchat is that pictures and messages are only available for a short time before they become inaccessible. The app has evolved from originally focusing on person-to-person photo sharing to presently featuring "Stories" of 24-hour chronological content, along with "Discover" to let brands show ad-supported short-form entertainment. Snapchat has become notable for representing a new, mobile-first direction for social media, and places significant emphasis on users interacting with virtual stickers and augmented reality objects. As of late 2017, Snapchat has 178 million daily active users.