In this article we are going to list the 5 most popular instant messaging apps. For a detailed coverage of this topic and a more comprehensive look, please take a look at the 15 most popular instant messaging apps.
5. Snapchat (NYSE:SNAP)
Total number of active monthly users in 2020 (in millions of people): 433
Snapchat was an overnight hit and has been one of the most popular apps over the past decade, especially for teenagers. The innovation of the app was the 24 hour snap option, where a picture uploaded would only be available for 24 hours and you couldn’t screenshot it without a notification being sent. The app’s popularity slowed down a bit once Facebook and more importantly, Instagram adopted the same idea.