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U.S. adult daily mobile messaging app engagement 2018-2022

In 2019, U.S. adults spent an average of 20 minutes per day with mobile messaging apps. This engagement is projected to increase to 24 daily minutes in 2020, which is in part related to the coronavirus pandemic. Mobile messaging apps are a popular way to stay in touch with friends and family during quarantine measures that have been enacted all over the United States.

Average time spent per day with mobile messaging apps by adults in the United States 2018 to 2022

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

2018 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Includes all time spent with over-the-top (OTT) messaging apps via mobile devices (browser or app), regardless of multitasking

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