This new figure gives a better idea of how BlackBerry’s proprietary messaging system has fared against the likes of MXit and 2go.
While MXit claims to have 10 million active users in SA, and 2go says they have 2 million, estimates place the number of active BBM users at around 3.2 million.
Social statistics website Socialbakers currently lists South Africa in 31st place in the world Facebook rankings with over 4.8 million users.
The latest statistics on Twitter and LinkedIn usage in SA are also from Fuseware and World Wide Worx, who found that both services have 1.1 million registered users in South Africa.
Of the 1.1 million registered Twitter users in South Africa, 405,000 are active, the research companies said.