From SMS to Telegram: A history of messaging WhatsApp

Despite being integral to our lives messaging platforms have not been around for very long. From the simple beginnings of Mxit to the almost vital WhatsApp, there have been many iterations and tweaks over the years. 

Here is a look back at how far messaging platforms have come. 

SMS – the beginning 

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While not anything like the instant messaging services we use today, SMS (short message service) was where mobile messaging began.