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.

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

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Source

Release date

July 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016 to 2017

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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