3 most popular mobile apps in Malaysia

nurul①

Looking at your phone screen, there’s no shortage of great mobile applications, either free or paid waiting at your fingertips to be installed. Technology has evolved our lives together with the impact of the internet, and is definitely not the same as 50 years ago. Mobile devices can be considered as the pen and paper of our time. Even 2 years old kids can now play mobile games before learning their ABCs! Forgetting your phone might as well be forgetting your wallet. Certain apps have becomed essential, and you use them every day, and everyone knows their names. Here are 3 of Malaysian favourite apps, although all of it fall under Social Networking Sites.

  • Whatsapp 

Sending pictures, free calls and instant messages all of this can be done without charges through Whatsapp. The only requirement for it is connectivity. Using a phone number as its unique user identifier, people of all ages have been using Whatsapp as their choice communication medium. “Free and Fast” is the key factor that make it most popular.

  • Facebook 

If you didn’t know what is Facebook, gosh! You might be classified as an ancient fossil! The applications for Facebook is almost infinite. Acting as a medium of communication, publicity, business, media, and many more ranging from important to mundane can be done using Facebook! However, many Malaysians felt that the standalone Facebook Messenger app was unnecessary. That doesn’t make it a bad app, or not useful in its own way. Facebook is very good for family photos and videos, personal updates, chronicling life changes, and sharing interesting links.

  • Twitter 

Who says only birds can tweet, nowadays even human do tweeting! Yes! Twitter is a powerful social media. Instant news, site updates, breaking news, and quick links are just some of the many of the wonders of Twitter. Working late at night and not able to watch your favourite football team? Open your Twitter, get real time updates, and you’ll be able to get the results of the match in the blink of an eye. As one Community writer puts it, “Twitter does its best work five minutes after a disaster, and its worst in the twelve hours after that.” Some even said that your Twitter is your personal reflections. You need to be careful with that!

Technology is changing every second. Today’s most popular might become obsolete tomorrow, or worst, like it never existed before. Still, despite of the apps’ advantages and weaknesses, to be able to communicate with our loved one is definitely something that we cherished.

Nurul
Malaysia correspondent

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