WhatsApp to add voice messaging ‘within months’

WhatsApp is planning to let users send and receive voice messages through its app for the first time, following its sale to Facebook last week for the huge price of $19bn. WhatsApp already has voice message function but only in pre-recorded form- the new service will...

Top 15 global apps

This chart shows the top 15 mobile apps and the percentage of mobile internet users that they reach. Google Maps reaches the most mobile internet users with 54%, equating to over 474 million users. Mobile only social networks Vine, Instagram and Facebook Messenger...

Top 15 fastest growing apps: Global

This chart shows the growth of the top 15 mobile apps between Q1 and Q3 2013. twitter’s social networking effort Vine has seen the biggest growth of 2013 with a remarkable 403%, but still only reaches 3% of mobile users, the smallest reach of the top 3 apps....

Google takes on WhatsApp with Hangouts SMS?

Google is following WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage by integrating SMS and MMS texts in to its web-based chat app. According to a report from Android Police, leaked screenshots of Android 4.4 KitKat which show settings that will enable SMS and MMS with Hangouts....

Chat apps ‘now more popular than texting’

Chat apps such as WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage are now more popular than text messaging, according to a news report. The Financial Times reports that there were more instant messages being sent daily by the end of last year than there were text messages. In...