Ever since Facebook spun off the messaging function of their mobile app, they have been racking up some pretty impressive usage numbers. Facebook Messenger has been growing exponentially over the past year or so and has quickly become more than an app and pretty much a full mobile platform.
While I have been keeping Facebook Messenger statistics in my Facebook mobile statistics post since its launch, after hearing that Facebook will no longer require a Facebook account in order to use Messenger, it seemed like a good time to break out the stats and focus this new post on Messenger.
Here are the more interesting Facebook Messenger stats that I was able to dig up so far. As always, I will be updating this post semi-monthly, so be sure to check back again in the future for new tallies.
Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. Many of these Facebook statistics come from the company’s own financial filings, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.
Facebook Messenger Statistics
How many Facebook Messenger users:
900 million users
Last updated 4/21/16
Percentage of the world’s population that use Facebook messenger monthly:
Last updated 1/7/16
Number of photos sent through Facebook Messenger per month:
Last updated 11/9/15
Number of U.S. adults that use the Facebook Messenger app:
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Last updated 6/25/15
Number of downloads for the Facebook Messenger app on Google Play:
Last updated 6/9/15
Percentage of global internet phone calls that come via the Facebook Messenger app:
Last updated 4/22/15
Number of videos calls made on Facebook Messenger in the first 2 days after the feature was added:
Last updated 5/5/15
Number of markets that video calling is available on Facebook Messenger:
Last updated 5/5/15
Percentage of internet users in India that use Facebook Messenger:
Last updated 10/9/15
Percentage of Facebook Messenger users that purchase products online:
Last updated August 2015