Active usage reach of selected mobile messaging apps worldwide as of 4th quarter 2015

Global reach of selected mobile messengers 2015 This statistic gives information on active reach of the most popular mobile messenger apps. As of the fourth quarter of 2015, Facebook Messenger was ranked first with a 36 percent active usership of global online audiences. WhatsApp is ranked second with a 34 percent global active usage rate.
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Share of internet users
Facebook Messenger36%
WhatsApp34%
Skype19%
LINE10%
Viber7%
Share of internet users
Facebook Messenger36%
WhatsApp34%
Skype19%
LINE10%
Viber7%
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This statistic gives information on active reach of the most popular mobile messenger apps. As of the fourth quarter of 2015, Facebook Messenger was ranked first with a 36 percent active usership of global online audiences. WhatsApp is ranked second with a 34 percent global active usage rate.
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Release date
January 2016
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
4th quarter 2015
Age group
16 to 64 years
Special properties
Internet users excluding China
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