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SKOUT's Rapid Growth in Malaysia Prompts the Company to Offer the App in Malay

2016-02-03 09:00

SAN FRANCISCO, February 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of International Online Friendship Day today, SKOUT, the leading global app that helps you meet new people and expand your social circle, shared that its app will be available in Malay for Android this week and will be available for iPhone users by the end of the month. Over the past two years, Skout's user base in Malaysia has grown by more than 343% and in 2015 alone Skouters in Malaysia made nearly 5 million connections through the app.

"Today is the second annual observance of International Online Friendship Day, so it is especially exciting for us to share today that SKOUT will be available very soon in Malay," said Christian Wiklund, co-founder and CEO of SKOUT. "We are thrilled to see the incredible demand for SKOUT in Malaysia and are pleased that Skouters there will be able to enjoy using our app in their native language."

In honor of International Online Friendship Day, SKOUT recently conducted a survey that found 66% of its users in Malaysia say they have a friend they have met online but never in person. 69% of Skouters in Malaysia say they have an online friend who lives in a different country.

In honor of International Online Friendship Day, SKOUT recently conducted a global survey among its users about online friendship trends. Among Skouters in Malaysia who were surveyed:

  • 66% say they have an online friend they have never met in person
  • 63% say they would like to meet their online friends in real life
  • 69% say they have an online friend who lives in a different country

The SKOUT community includes millions of users spanning more than 180 countries. The app is now available in 16 languages, including English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese.

The SKOUT app is free to download for iOS and Android devices. The app enables you to meet others nearby who share your interests, chat with new friends, send virtual gifts and stickers to friends, and even virtually travel to meet friends in other cities. Skouters used the SKOUT Travel feature to take more than 16 million journeys in 2015! Skout's newest feature is 'Interested?,' which uses the 'Meet People' search settings to instantly match Skouters who share similar interests.

To download SKOUT for iOS or Android, or to sign up online, visit You can also find SKOUT on Facebook and Twitter.

SKOUT is the leading global app for meeting new people and expanding your social circle. The SKOUT community spans more than 180 countries, is available in 16 languages and can be downloaded on iOS, Android and Windows devices. The Andreessen Horowitz backed company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit to learn more.

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