Share of population in selected countries who are active WhatsApp users as of 3rd quarter 2017

WhatsApp: usage penetration in selected countries 2017 This statistic gives information on the popularity of the mobile messenger app WhatsApp in leading online markets worldwide as of the third quarter of 2017. According to survey data, 65 percent of the population in Germany were using WhatsApp. In Indonesia, 40 percent of the population used WhatsApp. Saudi Arabia had the largest share of its population to be the most active users for Whatsapp, with a reported population share of 73 percent.
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Share of population
Saudi Arabia 73%
Malaysia 68%
Germany 65%
Brazil 56%
Mexico 56%
Turkey 50%
South Africa 49%
Indonesia 40%
India 28%
France 23%
Australia 22%
Canada 19%
Share of population
Saudi Arabia 73%
Malaysia 68%
Germany 65%
Brazil 56%
Mexico 56%
Turkey 50%
South Africa 49%
Indonesia 40%
India 28%
France 23%
Australia 22%
Canada 19%
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This statistic gives information on the popularity of the mobile messenger app WhatsApp in leading online markets worldwide as of the third quarter of 2017. According to survey data, 65 percent of the population in Germany were using WhatsApp. In Indonesia, 40 percent of the population used WhatsApp. Saudi Arabia had the largest share of its population to be the most active users for Whatsapp, with a reported population share of 73 percent.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
Q2 2017 to Q3 2017
Age group
16 to 64 years
Supplementary notes
Data has been re-based to show national penetration.
Self-claimed activity.
Data from selected Digital in 2018 reports.

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