BlackBerry’s Messenger app did really well on the day it went live on the Android and iOS platforms. It has in fact continued on its impressive run and according to a survey by Distimo (via Forbes); BBM has been downloaded more times than WhatsApp on the iOS platform in countries like India and UK. Reportedly, BBM has recorded 38 percent download shares on iOS between October 21 and November 21 in India, while WhatsApp received 36 percent in the same period. The survey included messenger services like Snapchat, BBM, WhatApp, Kick and Viber. Also Read - Uber integrates full service within BlackBerry Messenger
Though the report highlights how WhatsApp has lost some market share to BBM in major regions, there is no change in WhatsApp’s dominance, which still has a relatively higher user base of over 350 million active users. Within a week of its launch, BBM downloads crossed 20 million on both the platforms, which must have shot up by now. However, there is no clue about the number of active users of the BBM app.
On the other hand, Viber too seems to have a good number of users in India, and received 19 percent download shares in the same period. Snapchat leads in the US market with 32 percent share, and has 23 percent shares in UK and Brazil. WhatsApp received the highest number of downloads (47 percent) in Brazil.