Have you heard about Palmchat?
This mobile app is taking instant messaging in Africa by storm.
According to Vanguard newspaper:
“Palmchat is presently utilized by 1 out of every 70 people living on this planet and has hit an incredible 100 million users”
If you’re thinking of joining Palmchat’s growing flock, check out our step-by-step guide to downloading and registering for Palmchat which is available at the bottom of this article.
Beforehand, let’s take a closer look at Palmchat: did you know these 5 must know facts about Africa’s number one IM app?
Palmchat boasts a huge following on Facebook with around 250,000 likes! As we mentioned above, 100 million users has downloaded the app.
Obviously, this pales into comparison to Whatsapp that, as of February 2016, had 1,000,000,000 (count the number of o’s – that’s one billion!). But what makes Palmchat special is that it has a very high penetration rate in Nigeria as well as other African countries such as Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania.
Users can download Palmchat no matter whether their device uses the IoS, Android, Windows or Blackberry operating system. This is useful because if you choose to switch your device, Palmchat can be easily downloaded to your new phone.
Palmchat is marketed as an IM chatting device. Anyone who uses Palmchat though knows that Africans are using it more and more as way to find dates. It looks like Palmchat’s marketing gurus are tapping into this market with their promise (see insert) of “cool guys and hot girls around you”.
One reason why Palmchat is great for dating is that it has a “local” feature which lets you search for guys and girls who are near you. You can search according to a certain radius and Palmchat will show you potential new people to chat with. How cool is that?
By the way, if you are looking for love, check out our comprehensive guide to downloading the very best dating apps in Nigeria as well as our one stop shop guide to the most amazing dating sites in Nigeria.
Go to the Palmchat website and you’ll see the famous smile of Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo. He’s of course one of the most famous people on the continent of Africa with over a million likes on Facebook. Good old Johnny D can be found at #Johndumelo with PalmID 500003.
Palmchat’s success is due to the app’s breathtaking features.
I’m not talking about Palmchat’s chat feature which has the ability to send text messages, emoticons and voice messages.
No, no, no. That’s par for the course.
When I say breathtaking features, I mean Palmchat’s “Palmguess” and “Shake Shake” features.
Intrigued by these features?
Curious to find out more?
If the answers to these questions are yes, then it’s probably time you downloaded Palmchat. On that note, here is your ULTIMATE guide to downloading and registering for Palmchat:
Do you use Palmchat? If so, please leave us a comment below and tell us about your favourite features and best experiences using the app.