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The Top 7 Messaging Applications for Smart Devices

From the analysis (http://manage2lead.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/el-final-de-la-mensajeria-sms/) it has established that OTT messaging applications for smart devices usage will continue rising becoming the second greatest revenue generator and doubling the traffic of text messages by the end of this year.

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An over-the-top (OTT) application is any app or service that provides a product over the Internet and bypasses traditional distribution.

Smart devices´s (smartphones, tablets, smart TV) price reduction and popularity as well as 3G and LTE increasing connections have allowed users to adapt the various OTT messaging applications becoming a mass market phenomenon taking users to another level of sharing by adding audio, video,  files and group conversations replacing old one-to-one text conversations.

Here the best Top 7 OTT Apps classified by amount of users.

1.Skype

Users: >300 million

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Windows 8, Mac OS X

Features: Text chat, Group chat, Voice calls, Video calls, File sharing, Screen sharing.


2. WeChat

Users: >300 Millions

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry

Features: Text chat, Group chat, File sharing.

3. WhatsApp

Users: >250 million

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry

Features: Text chat, Group chat, File sharing, Location sharing.


4.Facebook Messenger

Users: >200 million

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Windows 8, Mac OS X

Features: Text chat, Group chat, Voice calls, File sharing, Location sharing.

5.Viber

Users: >200 million

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Windows 8, Mac OS X

Features: Text chat, Group chat, Voice calls, Video calls, File sharing, Location sharing.


6. Tango

Users: >120 million

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Windows 8, Mac OS X

Features: Text chat, Group chat, Voice calls, Video calls, File sharing,.

7. Black Berry Messenger

Users: 55 million

Platforms: Android, iOS, BlackBerry

Features: Text chat, Group chat, Voice calls, Video calls, File sharing, Location sharing, Screen sharing.

If you would like to get more information about any specific chat apps or ask about any other, please post a comment and we will work it out.

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