The much awaited challenger is here, MTN Chat Messenger code name ‘Ayoba’, and may likely unseat the popular instant messenger WhatsApp and Telegram in Africa.
Telecommunication giant, MTN has taken the bull by the horn, launched a new instant messaging mobile app called ‘Ayoba’. You can send and receive messages, chat with your friends, transfer money and more.
According to MTN, Ayoba simply means ‘super cool’… meaning every MTN service is super cool. Optimized for memory efficiency as its size is drastically small when compared to WhatsApp.
The app has been in beta for months and it is still closer to perfection…
A major difference from other instant messaging apps is that Ayoba has SMS integration. What this means is that you can send a message to anyone even if they are not using Ayoba.
This app already have downloads of over 500K and it’s yet to officially launch in Nigeria with over 60 million subscribers base. I believe MTN is waiting for the right time to officially announce it in Nigeria couple with the fact that they just obtained a Super Agent Licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria to aid its Fintech – Yello Digital Financial Services Limited.
Expect promo soon from MTN to Debut the launch of Ayoba in Nigeria. South Africans are already rocking the app; Nigerians are yet to board the flight.
Where Can I Download It?
You can download it on your Android smartphone here or from Google play store. iOS version is not ready. The installation process is very simple, all you require is the pin that has been sent to the phone number you registered with.