“We have more than 300M monthly active users worldwide that send 11 billion messages and receive 20 billion messages per day.” Rounding out the comparison is relatively recent entrant 2go (which is doing well elsewhere in Africa, but seems to have lost market share in South Africa), and Black Berry Messenger (BBM).
As with Whats App, Black Berry doesn’t disclose user numbers in specific countries.
The popular mobile instant messaging service Mxit is facing stiff competition from newer entrants to the South African market, the 2013 Social Media Landscape report from World Wide Worx and Fuseware has revealed.
Previously, even when Mxit’s numbers were compared to those of large social networks such as Facebook, it was the largest social service in South Africa.
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