1. WhatsApp (450m+ users) / 2. Line (350m+) / 3. WeChat (270m+) / 4. ChatON (110m+) / 5. Kakao Talk (100m+) / Source: myphonedaily
As part of efforts to curb the spread of misinformation, WhatsApp will launch a test to limit forwarding messages. Further limits will be placed on users in India, where the forwarding function has led to mob lynchings.
In a hearing that took a mere 20 minutes, a Russian court ordered that access to the messaging app Telegram be blocked. Millions of Russian users need not panic yet, as the company has promised a way around the ban.
A hugely popular music video app has been shut down in Indonesia after being accused of spreading "pornography and blasphemy" among pre-teen users. The app has also created a new celebrity culture in the country.
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