And while the fact that they have turned to technology to ensure their voices are heard isn't particularly new, one tool they're using in record numbers is.
Firechat has seen a whopping 210,000 downloads over a two-day span, propelling the title to the number one app overall in Hong Kong on both i OS and Android.
While around 33,000 people in Hong Kong were using the app simultaneously between Sunday and Monday, according to the , Fire Chat's openness comes with some security pitfalls.
You Tube owner Google already operates several messaging apps including Android Messages, Allo, Duo, Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. It lets you communicate regardless of whether you have a data connection or not by connecting nearby devices to one another over Bluetooth, Wi-Fi networks, or peer-to-peer Wi-Fi. For mobile carrier plans and billing or network issues, contact your mobile carrier.The mobile version had 576 million monthly active users as of the end of 2014, an increase of 33 per cent over a year earlier.Riding on the back on China’s mobile user base, it has remained a wildly popular platform for chatting, gaming and also shopping, though its growth is much slower than its stablemate We Chat.