[UPDATE: View The State of Mobile Messaging Apps Storify for a recap of the live Q&A]
Don’t we already have enough mobile messaging apps?
I mean, we’ve already got WhatsApp, MessageMe, Tango, Line, GroupMe, WeChat, BBM, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and Kik.
But wait, there’s also Voxer, Viber, KakaoTalk, Skype, Line, and now Vine just introduced private messaging capabilities. To see more, read Hannah Beasley’s great overview of the lengthy and growing list of messaging apps.
YET, in just the past two months anonymous messaging apps like Secret and Whisper have caused quite a ruckus in the tech community. Plus, a new offline proximity messaging app called FireChat is the new darling of the mobile messaging community.
One thing is certain: We are just beginning to realize how mobile devices connect a global community that wants to talk with each other. Join us Wednesday April 9th from 9-10pm ET as we chat about the current state of the mobile messaging landscape and how communication apps continue to rapidly evolve.
Chat more soon – Patrick Goodman