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April 19, 2014

Viber, WeChat and Line dominate PH chat app

According to one source close to both Smart and Globe, the top mobile messaging apps in the Philippines is dominated by Viber, WeChat and Line.

There are so many messaging apps and services out there so we know it’s a fierce battle among the players — Skype, iMessage, GTalk, Kakaotalk, Voxer, Line, WeChat, Whatsapp, Viber, SnapChat, Telegram.

According to the source that gave us the numbers, Viber is on top with 35% of the base followed by WeChat at 30% and then Line at a little under 20%. Whatsapp is down to single digits and so is Kakaotalk which has recently been pumping a lot of money in ads and endorsements.

The market share above are based on the combined usages shared by both Globe and Smart so it’s not reflective of the total number of users but just a sample size (albeit a very big chunk of the sample size).

We thought we’d also put up a poll/survey asking people which chat apps they use more often (please pick your top 3):

online poll by Opinion Stage
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11 Responses to “Viber, WeChat and Line dominate PH chat app”

  1. meh says:

    Whats app for life! but since fb bought them i have switched to “Telegram” its the same as whatsapp but encrypted

  2. deuts
    Twitter: deuts
    says:

    What about FB Messenger?

  3. dan says:

    We chat is the bomb for its scanning feature (people nearby) dami chicks…

  4. WeChat mas maganda sya kasi sa location mo marami ka makikilala.

  5. Justin says:

    Skype and Hangouts is all I need.

  6. sirches says:

    bbm… fast and pwede pa ring makasend ng msg even edge lang data m…

  7. Ex-Alodian Knight says:

    No love for Kakaotalk? Looks like i’m the only one with Kakaotalk here on Yugatech.

    but if it’s for meeting friends it’s Wechat. Shake dat phone!

  8. elmer says:

    Viber so far so good.

  9. a says:

    yahoo messenger?

  10. Potitit says:

    WeChat = China. Kumpyansa mo mga loloy.

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