MessageMe chat app grows to 5 million users in just 75 days

By on May 22, 2013, 1:30 PM
android, ios, messaging, messageme

The mobile messaging business in incredibly competitive. Users not only have the option of using their carrier's default messaging platform, they also have services like WhatsApp, Viber, Google+ Hangouts, and more to choose from. In spite of this there is apparently room for more, as a newer service called MessageMe has amassed an impressive 5 million chatters in the short 75 days since its release on Android and iOS

The app allows people to send pictures, doodles, videos, audio, music, and location information to one person or a group. While these features are not particularly new in the messaging space, it's clear MessageMe's implementation has resonated with users as the platform's rate of growth is nothing short of impressive.

MessageMe offered some other interesting facts about its growth in a blog post. Only 10 days after its launch, the messaging app had 1 million chatters. In the same time period, individuals uploaded an average of two images per second. Now, with 5 million users, eight images are uploaded to the service each second.

With that many people using the app, a tremendous amount of notifications are sent too. The company says it pushes 1500 each second, whereas the number was 500 just 65 days ago when it had 1 million users.

MessageMe has just received a $10 million round of funding led by John Lilly from Greylock Partners and other firms, even though the company has yet to monetize the platform. Sticker and money sending features are on the way, which should generate some income, but they are not activated just yet, as the folks behind MessageMe say they want to attract an even larger amount of users first.

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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

So who wants to bet that 98% of those 5 million users are between the ages of 12-21 years old?

1 person liked this | Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

I'll stick with Whatsapp for the time being.

1 person liked this | ReederOnTheRun ReederOnTheRun said:

It'd be way nicer if these free messaging apps supported texting people without the app, like Google Voice does. Until then it's just a nuisance to keep switching between different apps to text different people.

Guest said:

What ever happened to SMS?

HiDDeNMisT HiDDeNMisT said:

What ever happened to SMS?

You need to have service for that. This app allows you to msg even tho you have no service. You just have to be connected to WiFi

ReederOnTheRun ReederOnTheRun said:

You need to have service for that. This app allows you to msg even tho you have no service. You just have to be connected to WiFi

And they have to have a smartphone with the same messaging app as you.

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

iPod touch destroyed SMS.

windmill007 said:

iMessage and SMS. Or Facebook chat. All the rest is just same crap wannabes. My boy told me about kik which all the kids are using. Nothing special. I personally like iMessage the best when talking to other iOS users.

dustin_ds3000 dustin_ds3000, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

In South Korea we use KakaoTalk

ReederOnTheRun ReederOnTheRun said:

In South Korea we use KakaoTalk

My family uses that a lot after our relative from Europe showed us it. I hope Google Hangouts catches on once it gets SMS integration from Voice. It's actually pretty awesome to use, and it would be nice to have just one app for all types of messaging/video chatting (Besides SMS to SMS texts, unless they built that in too)

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