History of Instant messaging apps

A History of Instant Messaging Apps

September 19, 2018   Instant Messaging

It’s been quite a journey – from the initial trailblazing instant messaging platforms which first introduced us to real-time communication, to the contemporary apps which allow for group, voice, and video chat, the sharing of media, streamlined workplace collaboration, and so much more.

While instant messaging apps don’t always garner the same attention as other methods of communication like the phone or email, their history is no less replete with innovation, development, and cutting-edge technological breakthroughs. In the following infographic we’ll show you not only a brief history of the biggest apps, but some of the industry highlights, as well as a bit about where the sector is headed.

History of instant messaging apps

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