Mobile Messaging Market Monitor Q1 2016: The rise of mobile chat bots

July 08, 2016  | Subscribers Only

Jun Wen Woo Jun Wen Woo Senior Research Analyst – Online Video, IHS Markit
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The selected mobile messaging apps covered by IHS reached a combined active user base of approximately 4.6 billion, with 6% increase from last quarter. Facebook remained the lead with over 40% of the market share among top apps, combining the total numbers of users from Messenger and Whatsapp.

Facebook Messenger, Kik and Telegram introduce bot and allow developers to build bots inside their messaging platforms, increasing a range of new functions to these messaging apps.  


  • Messaging bot by Messenger, Telegram and Kik
  • Snapchat is now more than just a messaging app
  • WeChat boosted its usage during Lunar New Year
  • BBM continues to increase its in-app features
  • Viber works towards becoming a platform of services
  • Messaging apps expanding into business and enterprise communication
  • Social & Communications apps regained investor interest

In this report:

  • Q1 Messaging App MAUs
  • Q1 Social & Communications app funding and M&A activity

List of tables and charts:

  • Selected messaging apps monthly active users (m)
  • Facebook Messenger: monthly active users (m)
  • Kik: registered users (m)
  • Maximum individuals on different messaging platforms
  • Telegram: monthly active users (m)
  • Comparison table between messaging bots
  • Snapchat: daily active users (m)
  • WeChat: monthly active users (m)
  • China: 3G+ subscription per 100 population
  • China: smartphones and mobile subscriptions per 100 population
  • BBM major markets
  • Viber: monthly active users (m)
  • List of notable business and enterprise communication apps
  • Social and Communications funding deals and disclosed values ($m)
  • Social and Communications M&A deals
  • Selected Funding Deals in Q1 2016
  • Selected M&A Deals in Q1 2016

Number of pages: 13

Number of tables and charts: 17


Jun Wen Woo

Senior Research Analyst – Online Video, IHS Markit

Ms. Jun Wen Woo is a senior research analyst for Online Video at IHS Markit.

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