Number of WhatsApp users in the Netherlands 2016-2019

Total number of users of WhatsApp in the Netherlands from 2016 to 2019 (in millions)

by Raynor de Best, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Number of WhatsApp users in the Netherlands 2016-2019 How many WhatsApp users are there in the Netherlands in 2019? WhatsApp was the leading social media platform in the country with 11.9 million people using the communication app overall. It was estimated that the installed base of WhatsApp was more than 12 million, or 96 percent of Dutch smartphones, whereas Facebook Messenger installations reached 7.5 million.
The Instant Messaging (IM) app sees a lot of daily use

For 42 percent of Dutch respondents, WhatsApp is the first online communication platform they look at when waking up, ahead of e-mail with 31 percent. This is age dependent, however, as older respondents were more likely to check their mail first.

WhatsApp users are not only young people

90 percent of Dutch Millennials (defined as ages 22 to 36 years) indicated they actively use WhatsApp, ahead of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Between 2016 and 2018, however, Dutch respondents aged 40 to 79 years old also increasingly said they use the app, indicating a popularity of the communication tool among all age groups.
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Total number of users of WhatsApp in the Netherlands from 2016 to 2019 (in millions)

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