The China-made smartphone app WeChat is now the fifth-most-used program in the world, according to new rankings published by GlobalWebIndex. WeChat is apparently installed on some 27% of the world’s smartphones, which makes it more popular than western favorites Skype (22%), Twitter (22%), and Instagram (11%).
Google Maps reigns supreme, installed on 54% of all phones, with Facebook floating a bit behind at 44%. Nevertheless, it is surprising to see WeChat, which is typically considered a “Chinese” program, beating out heavy hitters like Facebook Messenger (22%). In the past few months, WeChat has boomed to hit 70 million users outside of China, in addition to its 300+ million within the country.
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