Although a minority group, the rising number of US mobile messaging users was certainly one of the forces driving the triple-digit increase noted by Flurry in messaging app usage worldwide. Like their global counterparts, US mobile users are sampling a wide range of apps.
An analysis of app store data on the leading chat apps conducted by Distimo showed Snapchat, Facebook Messenger and Kik Messenger attracted the largest shares of downloads last year among iOS users in the US. Meanwhile, Android users in the US exhibited slightly different preferences. Facebook Messenger, Skype and Kik Messenger generated the largest shares of installs among that set in 2013. Read the rest at eMarketer.