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Germany: Messenger users 2021, by age group

Individuals aged 25 to 34 years made up the largest group of Messenger user in Germany by age, as of February 2021. Those aged 13 to 17 years made up the smallest age group, with just 0.8 percent of users falling under this category.

Messenger users in Germany

Messenger, the standalone version of Facebook’s integrated messaging feature, is used by millions of German residents. As of February 2021, nearly 26 million people used Messenger, up from 20.4 million users in September 2018, according to Of these users, 15.1 percent were males aged 25 to 34 years, more than any other age and gender category.

WhatsApp leads the pack

     WhatsApp – another Facebook property – holds a strong position at the top of the market in Germany. WhatsApp Messenger counted over six million daily active users in October 2020 compared to 2.4 million daily active users for Messenger for Android.

Distribution of Messenger users in Germany as of February 2021, by age group

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Release date

March 2021



Survey time period

February 2021

Number of respondents

25,897,000 respondents

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