Leading mobile messengers in the U.S. 2019, by users

As of September 2019, Facebook Messenger was the most popular mobile messenger app in the United States with 106.4 million unique U.S. users. Snapchat ranked second with an audience of almost 45.98 million users. As of that period, Facebook Messenger had a 57 percent mobile audience reach in the United States.

Mobile messaging

Mobile communications through messenger or chat apps is one of the leading online activities. The most-downloaded communication apps in the United States include WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger (and its less data-intense version, Messenger Lite) and Telegram. In March 2019, WhatsApp had over 70 million global downloads from the Google Play Store. During a November 2018 survey, it was found that 34 percent of U.S. adults had used one messaging service in the past month, and only four percent had used six services or more.

Snapchat

Snapchat is also one of the leading mobile messaging apps in the United States. The app, which focuses on multimedia messaging with photos and short video clips, is especially popular with teenage audiences. In spring 2019, it was found that Snapchat was the most important social network for 41 percent of U.S. teens. In 2018, there were almost 80 million Snapchat users in the United States and this figure is projected to increase to 78.1 million users in 2023.

Most popular mobile messaging apps in the United States as of September 2019, by monthly active users

Number of monthly unique users in millions
Facebook Messenger106.4
Snapchat45.98
WhatsApp25.58
Messenger by Google17.46
Discord - Chat for Games15.01
Google Hangouts (main)14.19
GroupMe10.75
Kik7.72
Skype (main)5.53
Telegram3.47
LINE3.15
WeChat1.48
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Source

In cooperation with
Verto Analytics
Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 2019

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Data was gathered from 20,000 U.S. panelists that use and own multiple devices.

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