WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger usage among smartphone owners in the United States as of February 2017, by age group

U.S. WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger reach 2017, by age group This statistic presents a comparison of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger penetration among U.S. smartphone users. During a February 2017 survey, it was found that 30 percent of U.S. smartphone users aged between 18 and 29 years were using WhatsApp, compared to 73 percent Facebook Messenger penetration in that age group.
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Facebook MessengerWhatsApp
18-2973%30%
30-5966%25%
60+43%6%
Facebook MessengerWhatsApp
18-2973%30%
30-5966%25%
60+43%6%
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This statistic presents a comparison of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger penetration among U.S. smartphone users. During a February 2017 survey, it was found that 30 percent of U.S. smartphone users aged between 18 and 29 years were using WhatsApp, compared to 73 percent Facebook Messenger penetration in that age group.
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Release date
March 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
February 2 to 8, 2017
Number of respondents
1,188 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
smartphone owners
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: [ ... ] Which messaging apps are you using?

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