WhatsApp and Facebook are definitely the messaging service and the social network that dominate the global market right now, especially now that it seems that they’ll be more fused. But this domain, extending every day, is not shared equally by the world map, and even in some areas, they can not take the throne to other messaging services or social networks.
To understand better how the world market is split in terms of messaging services, from the GlobalWebIndex company has developed a world map where it is analyzed how far WhatsApp and Facebook have come to seize global market. A quick glance makes it clear that North America and most of Europe are an absolute mastery of these two messaging services and social networking.
But we can also see that they have failed to wipe out other messaging services, such as BlackBerry Messenger that is dominating the Indonesian market, WeChat that sits heavily in China, or the known to all, Line, which dominates unchallenged the important Japanese market.
In the case of WhatsApp is clear its dominant presence in the most important countries in Europe, highlighting Spain and Italy. Facebook Messenger neither does bad in the European market, being that in important markets as the France and UK, it has settled strongly among users.
What is clear is that buying now about a year ago of the messaging service by Facebook, It has given them strength without the possibility of response from rivals.