Messaging and chatting on social networks in Germany 2013-2016

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the usage of social networks for chatting and messaging other users in Germany from 2013 to 2016. In 2016, there were about 21.63 million people among the German-speaking population aged 14 years and older who were members of a social network and had messaged or chatted with other members using the platform.

Number of social network members who used the platform to message or chat with other members in Germany from 2013 to 2016

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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2013 to 2016

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking social network members

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on base:
German-speaking population age 14 and over in private households, at main residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Information on random sample:
2013: 8,702 respondents, projected to a population of 70.33 million
2014: 8,156 respondents, projected to a population of 70.52 million
2015: 7,009 respondents, projected to a population of 69.24 millions
2016: 7,026 respondents, projected to a population of 69.56 millions

Information on target group "German-speaking social network members":
2013: projected to 28.18 million persons
2014: projected to 28.13 million persons
2015: projected to 27.81 million persons
2016: projected to 29.97 million persons

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Would you tell me how you use social networks, what purpose you use them for? Please choose from this list. - Messaging or chatting with other users."
(Original German question: "Darf ich fragen, wofür Sie soziale Netzwerke nutzen, was Sie in sozialen Netzwerken alles machen? Bitte sagen Sies mir nach dieser Liste. - Anderen Mitgliedern Nachrichten schreiben bzw. mit ihnen chatten")

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