Sputnik alexandr kryajov
In recent years, a large number of communication and instant messaging applications have appeared, and these applications have become a daily means even at work, so what are the most famous of these programs in Russia?
According to the data of Megafon, the operator of cellular networks in Russia, the “WhatsApp” application currently ranks first among messaging applications in terms of the volume of data exchange between users of the company’s services by 58%, followed by the “Telegram” application by 32%, and then Viber by 2%. And in fourth place comes the “Facebook Messenger” and IMO applications, with a rate of 1.7%.
As for communications via the Internet, about 73% of Megafon users currently rely on WhatsApp for this purpose, and about 7.2% of them use the Viber application, and the Facebook Messenger application comes in third place with 4.4%, followed by IMO with 4.2%, FaceTime, 3%.
With regard to written correspondence, approximately 52% of Megafon users in Russia depend on the “WhatsApp” application, while 44% of them use “Telegram”, 0.7% of them use “Facebook Messenger” and IMO, and 0.5% use the application WeChat.
For its part, Beeline, a cellular services company in Russia, indicated that the conditions imposed on people last year forced many of them to rely on messaging applications to communicate with close and friends, which caused an increase in the volume of data exchange through these applications more than 4 times, and at the top of the list The applications used to exchange data with Beeline network users were the “WhatsApp” application, followed by the “Telegram” application, and then Viber, Skype and Facetime.