Leading mobile-first online activities worldwide 2019

Messaging, video, and maps are the most popular mobile-first activities worldwide. As of the first quarter of 2019, 86 percent of global internet users had used a chat or instant messaging service on their mobile device. As mobile devices offer flexibility in terms of quick usage sessions or on-the-go service access whenever it is needed, it is hardly surprising that online usage is decisively shifting towards mobile.

Share of global internet users who have performed selected online activities in the past month via mobile as of 1st quarter 2019

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

Q4 2018 to 2019

Number of respondents

230,366 respondents

Age group

16-64 years

Special properties

internet users

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: In the past month, which of the following things have you done on the internet via any device?

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