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Frequency of use of smartphone messenger applications in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017

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Usage frequency of smartphone messengers in the UK 2017 This statistic illustrates the frequency of use of smartphone messenger applications in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017. A total of 48 percent of respondents stated that they used messaging apps very often, whereas only one percent stated that they never use them. Another survey from 2015 looked at how frequently WhatsApp was used in the UK. In this survey more than 50 percent of respondents stated that they never used WhatsApp.
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This statistic illustrates the frequency of use of smartphone messenger applications in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017. A total of 48 percent of respondents stated that they used messaging apps very often, whereas only one percent stated that they never use them. Another survey from 2015 looked at how frequently WhatsApp was used in the UK. In this survey more than 50 percent of respondents stated that they never used WhatsApp.
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Release date
May 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
May 3, 2017 to May 11, 2017
Number of respondents
918 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
respondents are English speaking residential population who own smartphone
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
This question was phrased by the source as follows: "What functions/apps on your smartphone do you use most frequently? the duration of use is not relevant to this question - messages (e.g. text message, whatsapp, slack, etc)"

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