China’s Momo App Chats Up 20 Million Users, Also Sees Traction in the US


China’s biggest flirty chat app, Momo, is still attracting new users at one hell of a rate. Today the startup’s app reached 20 million users. That’s stellar growth from a fledgling two million back in March of this year. At this rate, Momo is larger than many general messaging apps.

As well as announcing this milestone on Momo’s official Weibo page, the startup also revealed that its new ‘groups’ feature has seen 100,000 interest groups created in the month since it rolled out, and every single day there are about 10 million messages sent. It also said the next v3.0 of the iPhone and Android app will arrive either at the end of this year, or at the start of 2013, with a mysterious major new feature onboard.

Momo brought in $40 million in funding this summer, and launched an international, English-language version of its app/service a few weeks ago. As for the global venture, Momo’s Zhang Ying tells us today:

The English version will be improved with major features added early next year to optimize international users’ experience. For now, most of the Momo English version daily downloads are from the US.

Find the app download links on the Momo homepage.

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