If you haven’t considered using messaging apps to significantly boost your business productivity, it’s about time you got with the times. We live in an ever-shrinking world. While my developer may live in India, my SMO team lives in the Philippines and my business partner lives in Argentina. Because I live in the United States, this used to be a huge problem. Thanks to messaging apps, this is not the case.
I can text, see, and talk with my business team from all over the world in a matter of seconds for free. We can even send attachments.
I remember making a phone call from a pay phone on Christmas Day in 1985 from Chile to the United States. It cost more than $80 and we could barely hear each other! Of course, back then there were no cell phones or internet to send emails or jump onto Skype. The quality and costs of communication and messaging technologies have improved greatly over the last thirty years thanks to competent app developers like those mentioned in this article. Hopefully, you already use one if not a couple of these valuable resources for you business.
Colin Cieloha from Skilled.co shared an infographic on the five biggest messaging apps in the world: WhatsApp, Facebook App, Viber, Line, and WeChat. Skype, for some reason, was not included on the list. Quick research shows that Skype had 560 million users back in 2009, and it has definitely gotten bigger, not to mention better, since then.