British chat app launches to global audience
Tengi, the British-based chat app that gives back, is launching globally today, only two months after its successful roll out in the UK. Now users can chat to friends anywhere in the world using Tengi. Users in the US and India will automatically earn tickets for entry into Tengi’s global weekly prize draw, which features a top prize of £10,000.
“We’ve proved the success of our model, which acknowledges the value of our users by giving back 50% of our advertising revenues, with a very active UK user base,” said Neil Laycock, CEO of Tengi “Now it’s time to go global.
“This launch allows our UK users to chat to their friends all over the world and also allows our international users to benefit from the same Tengi features,” continued Laycock.
The weekly international prize draw will see one chatter from the UK, US or India win a top prize of £10,000, approximately $14,000 or 940,000 rupees. The draw takes place every Friday at 7pm BST, and in addition to the top prize, there are four £25, $35 or 2350 rupee prizes and 850 £5, $7 or 450 rupee prizes available to win each week.
Outside the UK, US and India, other international users will now be able to download Tengi Lite. The Lite version offers the same outstanding messaging features, but without the prize element for now. However, users from the UK, US and India can still earn tickets for themselves by chatting to their international friends that are using Tengi Lite.
“We’re looking forward to taking our exciting business model to the US and India and seeing winners from another market. We believe Tengi has the potential to disrupt the home market of some of the other messaging apps out there,” continued Laycock.
“We will continue to offer a great messaging experience for Tengi Lite users, even without the prize giveaway,” Laycock added. “And we’re working hard to bring the prize element to more and more countries as soon as we can.”
For users from the UK, US or India to take part in the draw they just need to just download the Tengi messaging app and use it to chat to friends and family. The prize draws are funded through Tengi directly sharing 50% of its advertising revenues with users.
Since its launch in February 2016, Tengi has amassed more than 25,000 users and given away more than £170,000 in cash.
Tengi can be downloaded for iOS and Android.