How often do you use the group chat function of text messaging (SMS) or online messaging applications?

U.S. group chat usage frequency 2017 This statistic presents the frequency of U.S. adults using the group chat function of text messaging (SMS) or online messaging applications. During the December 2017 survey, 18 percent of respondents stated that they did so multiple times per day.
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Share of respondents
Multiple times per day18%
Once per day7%
Several times a week13%
Once a week7%
Less often than once a week18%
Never37%
Share of respondents
Multiple times per day18%
Once per day7%
Several times a week13%
Once a week7%
Less often than once a week18%
Never37%
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This statistic presents the frequency of U.S. adults using the group chat function of text messaging (SMS) or online messaging applications. During the December 2017 survey, 18 percent of respondents stated that they did so multiple times per day.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 8 to 11, 2017
Number of respondents
1,170 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online interview
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Question: How often, if ever, do you use the group chat function of text messaging (SMS) or online messaging applications (e.g., Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, GroupMe, etc.)?

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