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Latin America: WhatsApp user share 2016-2018

This statistic shows the results of a public opinion survey carried out in Latin America from 2016 to 2018. When asked which online social network they used, approximately 64 percent of respondents in the region said they used WhatsApp in 2018, up from 60 percent of the people surveyed in 2017.

Share of WhatsApp users in Latin America from 2016 to 2018

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Sources

Release date

November 2018

Region

LAC

Survey time period

2016 to 2018*

Number of respondents

20,204**

Special properties

Share of people who claimed to use WhatsApp

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* In 2018, the survey took place from June 15 to August 2.
** Number of respondents in 2018.

During the survey, the following question was posed: "¿Usa ud. alguno de los siguientes servicios de redes sociales si es que usa alguno?".

The survey was carried out in 18 countries of the region (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela).
In each of the countries the number of respondents amounted to between 1,000 and 1,204. The samples were representative for the population of each of the countries.

The wording chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the original.
Multiple answers were possible.
The source does not specify the age of respondents.

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