Facebook, the social networking giant, is becoming the hegemony of mobile chatting app. Facebook Messenger, another app obtained over 1 billion users after WhatsApp.
Facebook announced this milestone news on Wednesday. It meant that Facebook has two mobile chatting apps are with over 1 billion users, reported CNET.
Among these two apps, WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for $ 22 billion which becomes one of mobile chatting app. The statistics showed that WhatsApp is the dominant chatting app in more than 100 countries around the world.
The influence of Facebook Messenger is just a bit weak than WhatsApp’s. It has been introduced to more than 50 countries worldwide.
Messenger is an independent app released by Facebook team. Chatting is the traditional function of Facebook social networking service. Two years ago, Facebook decided to let Messenger run independently. Facebook made it clear that if users want to use the chatting function, they have to download Messenger app.
Facebook created a video to congratulate the milestone of 1 billion users. Besides, it encouraged users to send balloon emojis when they chat.
Messenger modified its login main interface last month. Online friends will be visible to users after they log in. It also launched the exclusive emojis in June. It will test mobile chatting encryption from users to user on Messenger to improve safety performance this month.
WhatsApp and Messenger both have unique characters. WhatsApp runs independently and embeds no online ads and simplifies functions. It is just a pure mobile chatting app.
The other popular worldwide mobile chatting apps included Viber, Line, Wechat, Kakao Talk and Telegram.