Global number of mobile messaging users 2018-2022

In 2019, 2.52 billion mobile phone users accessed over-the-top messaging apps to communicate. This figure is projected to grow to three billion users in 2022. As of July 2019, WhatsApp was the most popular mobile messenger app worldwide. The messaging service had accumulated over 1.6 billion monthly active users.

Number of mobile phone messaging app users worldwide from 2018 to 2022

Number of users in billions
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*Forecast
Mobile phone users of any age who use an over-the-top (OTT) messaging app via mobile phone (browser or app) at least once per month.

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