Businesses are embracing mobile as a communications channel regularly engaging with their customers via text and chat apps. This new study is part of MEF’s Future of Messaging Programme. It indexes the messaging habits of nearly 6000 respondents across nine countries worldwide.

The study digs deep into consumer trends and attitudes, providing insight and analysis on their wider industry impact, including Chat Apps and SMS usage, consumer and enterprise trends and a detailed perspective on nine specific markets, namely: Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Nigeria, South Africa, UK and US.

The MEF Mobile Messaging Survey 2016 can help all stakeholders in the mobile ecosystem exploit the rich opportunities that mobile messaging provides.

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Key Takeaways

USAGE HABITS AND REGIONAL PATTERNS IN PERSON TO PERSON (P2P) MESSAGING

  • WhapsApp and Facebook have edged past SMS in ‘person to person’ messaging

  • The messaging app space is consolidating around a dozen major players

  • Huge variation in messaging habits determined by country

A2P (APPLICATION-TO-PERSON) MESSAGING: HOW BUSINESSES AND CUSTOMERS TALK TO EACH OTHER

  • SMS outscores messaging apps for ‘A2P’ in all verticals

  • Plenty of scope for growth in A2P messaging

  • Voice and ‘face to face’ still popular channels for person-to-business communications

  • Financial services leads the way for contact by SMS

  • One in six use text with healthcare providers

  • Retail comms: most mature market users prefer email to text

  • Most popular use of ‘business SMS’: confirming a password

  • Enterprise-to-consumer SMS: mobile-first nations are way out in front

  • The ‘non-arrival’ of location-based messaging: 37 per cent have never received an LBS alert

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