Just like the way WeChat dominated China, SoftTalk messenger is about to be launched in Nigeria that will completely dust WhatsApp out of existence in the country.
The app, which is in the likes of WhatsApp, would help to solve local problems and create job opportunities in the country.
SoftTalk is an indigenous messaging application, which enables users to chat, make audio and video calls, unrestricted numbers of group chats as well shop for affordable and genuine products.
According to the Founder, and Chief Executive Officer, Prime Time Telecoms, a telecoms Service provider based in Japan, Simple Azenabor,
“We do so much than messaging, we want to empower and improve on the way messaging is done today, by giving access to users to shop, while Soft chatting and Soft talking at the same time.
“We are not in SoftTalk for revenue purposes, we are in it to solve a bigger problem and create employment in the country.”
As to whether the app will be able to withstand the strong competition posed by WhatsApp is another matter entirely.
The app is slated for a public launch in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital in the next fortnight, and invites are already being sent out.
The question is will softTalk messenger give Nigerians something simpler and better to use than WhatsApp?