Most Popular Messengers 1995-2020
My Dutch 90s-kid perspective:
1999: AIM AOL: 12 million, ICQ: 6M, Yahoo: 3M.2006: MSN Live➕: 260M, Skype: 70M, Yahoo: 60M, AIM: 60M, G Talk➕: 4M.2011: Skype: 220M, MSN: 180M, WhatsApp➕: 160M, iMessage➕: 40M.2012: Skype 280M, WhatsApp: 260M, iMessage: 130M, SnapChat➕: 90M.2020: WhatsApp: 1.6 billion, Facebook➕: 1.3B, iMessage: 514M, Telegram➕: 402M, Snap: 230M, ICQ: 11M.
Billions! And... the ICQ brand survived!? #aim #icq #xmpp
@krinklehow many of those #ICQ users are bots? ;)
Unfortunately my UIN got deleted by ICQ many years ago due to inactivity. 81831678 still is stuck in my mind.
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