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Global Messaging Trends 2019

Photo by Mavindu R. Kariyawasam

Grata had the honor of giving our fourth keynote presentation on Global Messaging Trends at China Chat Shanghai on September 19th. We love giving this talk as it helps us take our WeChat blinders off and really look around at what’s happening outside of China. It’s also encouraging that the thesis we’ve been making over the years — that we are on an inevitable trajectory towards devices with always-on voice and visual input/output that has profound implications for messaging — looks to be on an accelerating trend.

Our high-level overview of the messaging industry touches on

  • The current crisis in disinformation, privacy, and security in social media,
  • Our prediction that voice will inevitably take over as our preferred method to interact with our devices,
  • Our prediction that smart glasses will no longer seem so strange after Amazon, and more so, Apple enter the market,
  • Updates on what’s happening at Snap, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Telegram,  Apple, et al

Download a high-resolution PDF of all sixty-six slides from Tencent Cloud or Google Slides.

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Global Messaging Trends 2018

This was Grata’s third year to give the Global Messaging Trends keynote at the annual CHina CHat conference in Shanghai. We start by looking at why many of the major messaging stocks are struggling in the market. Tencent, for example, is down $200B so far this year (that’s almost an entire China Mobile or Oracle). We look at what WeChat is doing to grow outside of China and within China, in particular with Mini-Programs and WeChat Work, and then look for analogs abroad. We finish looking at one of the major frontiers of messaging: smart hardware. Enjoy!

You can also view and download a high-resolution PDF from SlideShare or Baidu Pan. There are links to several great articles that are worth checking out.

Global Messaging Trends 2018 from Andrew Schorr

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Global Messaging Trends 2017

Check out Grata’s keynote presentation from the annual CHina CHat Shanghai conference last week. While our talk last year was all about chatbots, this year we look at what’s driving innovation in messaging, with a particular focus in how advances in voice processing and AR/VR will eventually allow us to put our smartphones down. How will that change how we communicate with our friends, with businesses, and with machines?

You can also view and download a high-resolution PDF from SlideShare or Baidu Pan with links to all of the great articles we cite for further reading!

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Global Messaging Trends

Grata had the honor of giving a keynote presentation on Global Messaging Trends at the CHat Beijing event April 26th, 2016. The event was well-timed, just two weeks after Facebook’s F8 developer conference which kicked off the chatbot hype cycle in Silicon Valley.
 
The full, annotated presentation can be viewed via SlideShare (VPN required):
 

Global Messaging Trends: WeChat, Facebook, Bots, and Apps from Andrew Schorr