Unsanctioned collaborative chat app preferences in organizations in the U.S. 2016

The statistic shows the use of various unsanctioned collaborative chat applications among full-time workers in the United States, as of December 2016. At that time, of those respondents who used unsanctioned group chat applications, 76 percent said they used Skype. Respondents indicated that their preference for chat applications was influenced by the apps' ease of use and how much fun they were to use.

Application choice among unsanctioned group chat-using employees in the United States, as of 2016

Share of respondents*
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Release date

January 2017


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents


Age group

21 years and older

Special properties

Full-time workers

Supplementary notes

* Of the 600 workers initially surveyed, 47.8 percent (approximately 287 respondents) said that they used group chat tools to communicate with coworkers. Of those 47.8 percent, 76.8 percent (approximately 220 respondents) admitted to using unsanctioned group chat apps always, often, or sometimes.

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