Share of population in selected countries who are active WhatsApp users as of 4th quarter 2016

WhatsApp: usage penetration in selected countries 2016 This statistic gives information on the popularity of the mobile messenger app WhatsApp in leading online markets worldwide as of the fourth quarter of 2016. According to survey data, 55 percent of the population in Germany were using WhatsApp. In Indonesia, 38 3 percent of the population used WhatsApp. Only 16 percent of the population in the United States were actively using the messaging app. In the United States, the most popular mobile messaging apps are Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts and Snapchat.
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Share of population
Malaysia60%
Germany55%
Brazil53%
Saudi Arabia49%
Mexico47%
Turkey40%
Indonesia38%
South Africa33%
India28%
Australia19%
Canada19%
France17%
United States16%
Share of population
Malaysia60%
Germany55%
Brazil53%
Saudi Arabia49%
Mexico47%
Turkey40%
Indonesia38%
South Africa33%
India28%
Australia19%
Canada19%
France17%
United States16%

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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 fourth quarter of 2016. According to survey data, 55 percent of the population in Germany were using WhatsApp. In Indonesia, 38 3 percent of the population used WhatsApp. Only 16 percent of the population in the United States were actively using the messaging app. In the United States, the most popular mobile messaging apps are Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts and Snapchat.
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Release date
January 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
3rd and 4th quarter 2016
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 2017 reports.

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