Gartner Research

Competitive Landscape: Mobile Messaging Chat App Providers, 2013

Published: 25 April 2013

ID: G00247338

Analyst(s): Atsuro Sato, Jessica Ekholm


The messaging app market is growing at an unprecedented pace. Messaging providers need to focus on creating a full messaging app platform to stay competitive over the next five years.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • Evolution Not Revolution
    • What Will Make Large Providers Even Bigger?
    • The Giants and Their Unleashed Power
    • The Role of CSPs
  • Competitive Profiles
    • WhatsApp
    • WeChat — (Tencent)
    • Viber
    • iMessage — (Apple)
    • Skype
    • Nimbuzz
    • Line
    • Voxer
  • References and Methodology

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