U.S. smartphone mobile messaging app usage 2016, by age

This statistic shows the percentage of smartphone users in the United States who use mobile messaging apps as of April 2016, sorted by age group. During the survey period, it was found that 42 percent of U.S. smartphone users aged 18 to 29 years accessed chat apps to communicate via mobile device. In total, 29 percent of smartphone owners used messaging apps.

Share of smartphone users in the United States who use mobile messaging apps as of April 2016, by age group

Share of respondents
18-2942%
30-4929%
50 and older19%
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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 7 to April 4, 2016

Number of respondents

total survey n=1,520

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Smartphone users

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Findings based on the 72 percent of American adults who own a smartphone.

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