Year-on-year worldwide mobile phone messaging app user growth from 2016 to 2021

Global mobile messaging user growth 2016-2021 This statistic presents the year-on-year growth of mobile phone messaging app users worldwide from 2016 to 2021. In 2017, the number of phone users who accessed over-the-top messaging apps to communicate grew by 15.5 percent compared to the previous year. This annual growth rate is projected to slow to 5.9 percent in 2021.
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Year-on-year growth
201619.1%
201715.5%
2018 *10.8%
2019*8.5%
2020*7.2%
2021*5.9%
Year-on-year growth
201619.1%
201715.5%
2018 *10.8%
2019*8.5%
2020*7.2%
2021*5.9%

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This statistic presents the year-on-year growth of mobile phone messaging app users worldwide from 2016 to 2021. In 2017, the number of phone users who accessed over-the-top messaging apps to communicate grew by 15.5 percent compared to the previous year. This annual growth rate is projected to slow to 5.9 percent in 2021.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2016 to 2017
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*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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