6 Messaging App Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: January 18th, 2023
Start A Messaging App Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a messaging app business:

1. Porterhouse ($24K/year)

Suan Yeo (from Seattle, WA, USA) started Porterhouse over 4 years ago.

$2K / month
2 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi! I’m Suan, Co-Founder of Porterhouse. Porterhouse is a mass-texting service that lets you text large groups from your cellphone number with a single click. After about 1.5 years in business, Porterhouse brings in $2,400 in monthly revenue.

What makes Porterhouse different from other mass-texting services is that we send authentic blue iMessages to iOS recipients instead of green SMS, and texts come from your cell phone number instead of a different provided number.


2. Space Z

Create an account or log in to Facebook. Connect with friends, family and other people you know. Share photos and videos, send messages and get updates.

  • Website traffic: 22B/month
  • Business rank: #6

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Learn more about starting a messaging app business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a messaging app business?
-> Pros and cons of a messaging app business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established messaging app business
-> Marketing ideas for a messaging app business

Other resources

4. WhatsApp.com

  • Website traffic: 2.87B/month
  • Business rank: #64

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5. Slack

Slack is where work flows. It's where the people you need, the information you share, and the tools you use come together to get things done.

  • Website traffic: 131M/month
  • Business rank: #176

Check out their full website ➜

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