If you thought that Facebook dominates any ranking with ease when it comes to popularity, we’re sorry to disappoint you. Caribou Data, analytics and insights firm found out something shocking. Therefore, the conclusion is that the unofficial version of WhatsApp (GBWhatsApp) is even better than Facebook, Twitter and Instagram when it comes to popularity.
Three unofficial WhatsApp mods were within the top 10 most-used apps. The three apps, GBWhatsApp, FMWhatsApp, and YoWhatsApp are among the popular modded WhatsApp versions.
No availability for the Play Store
The modded versions for WhatsApp cannot be found in the Play Store, although Google’s service is providing a rich selection of apps, games, e-books, music, and many more.
Making the overall picture, the most used apps in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria are the following:
- Facebook Lite
2 billion users
WhatsApp recently reached a fabulous milestone: 2 billion users, and we can expect the number only to grow. And there’s no wonder why, as WhatsApp offers numerous powerful features like end-to-end encryption for messages, no fees, group chat, video calling, and more. In 2014, Facebook decided to purchase WhatsApp for a staggering amount of $19 billion.
As the presentation from the Play Store says:
“WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.”
For the report, Caribou Data had been analyzing 230 app sessions from different users scattered across South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. The firm tracked anonymous data from user’s phones to detect the most-used apps.
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