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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.

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

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Release date

March 2017


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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