Bargain reports and analytics

Communication during pandemic

PicodiApril 28, 2020

During the pandemic, video messaging clients meet the users’ needs and make it possible to work remotely and attend classes, or even meet friends without leaving home. In Asia, since the coronavirus restrictions began in many countries, interest in messaging clients increased as many as five times. analysis team decided to find out which tools and applications which enable video chatting gained the biggest popularity in recent times.

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We analysed the average number of online search queries of some of the most popular messaging clients. We checked both niche and major operators, such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Rakuten, or Line Corporation.

Which video messaging client is trending in Singapore?

Undisputed leader in Asia is WhatsApp which was the most frequently searched messaging app in 12 countries. WhatsApp took the lead across the continent, from Pakistan, through Hong Kong, to Indonesia. The explosion of interest in this green messenger was also noted in countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, or Papua New Guinea. Singaporeans also turned out to be fans of WhatsApp.

In 8 countries, the most popular messaging client was Zoom. Interest in this app skyrocketed mostly in the Asia-Pacific countries, such as the Philippines, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, or Brunei.

On the other hand, Taiwanese turned out to be fans of the messaging veteran — Line. It also gained great popularity in Thailand.

WeChat won in Bhutan and Myanmar was the only place where Viber took first place among other messaging clients.

Methodology and Data Source

The research was based on comparison of search queries of 19 messaging clients which enable video chatting. Historical data was obtained through Google Keyword Planner.

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About Picodi

Picodi is an international e-commerce platform which provides discount coupons for online stores. Founded in 2010 in Kraków, it currently operates in 44 countries and is listed in FT1000 ranking of Europe’s fastest-growing companies. In Singapore since 2015.

Picodi Analysis Department

The unit was established in 2017, and it analyses the market, consumer activities, prices of products and services, as well as wages.