60 Facebook Messenger Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers



Facebook Messenger Statistics and Facts

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Here are the more interesting Facebook Messenger statistics and facts  that I was able to dig up so far in my travels. As always, I will be updating this post semi-monthly, so be sure to check back again in the future for new tallies.

Facebook Messenger Statistics and Facts

Ever since Facebook spun off the messaging function of their mobile app into a standalone instant messaging app named Messenger, they have been racking up some pretty impressive usage numbers. Facebook Messenger has been growing exponentially over the past few years 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 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 and report covering all the interesting statistics and facts about Facebook Messenger.

Facebook Messenger Facts

  • Facebook Messenger Websitemessenger.com
  • Year Facebook Messenger Launched: 2011
  • Facebook Messenger Developer: Facebook
  • Facebook Messenger App: iOS | Android

Facebook Messenger History

  • 2008 - Instant messaging is introduced to Facebook
  • 2011 - The standalone Facebook messaging app launches
  • 2012 - Sign ups for Messenger without a Facebook account began
  • 2013 - Chat heads feature is added
  • 2013 - Voice calling is added
  • 2015 - Payments feature, video calling and business features are added
  • 2016 - Facebook Messenger Lite launches and bots are introduced
  • 2017 - Facebook Messenger Kids launches

Facebook Messenger Statistics

How many people use Facebook Messenger?

1.3 billion

Last updated 10/1/19


Number of Messenger Kids users:

1.4 million downloads

Last updated 8/13/18


Number of pages that use messaging:

nearly 20 million pages

Last updated 5/31/17


Number of businesses on Facebook Messenger:

40 million

Last updated 10/1/19


Number of Facebook Messenger app downloads in 2019:

700 million


Percentage of the world's population that use Facebook messenger monthly:

11%

Last updated 1/7/16


Number of photos sent through Facebook Messenger per month:

17 billion

Last updated 4/30/19


Number of chatbots on Facebook Messenger:

300,000 bots

Last updated 5/1/18


Number of Facebook Messenger chatbot developers to date:

300,000 developers

Last updated 4/30/19


Number of countries that Facebook Messengers are using chatbots in:

200 countries

Last updated 9/12/16


Number of people that use Facebook Messenger's audio and video calling features each month:

410 million users

Last updated 4/30/19


Average number of messages sent monthly between users and businesses on Facebook Messenger:

20 billion messages

Last updated 4/30/19


Percentage of Facebook monthly users that use Messenger:

64%

Last updated 4/12/17


Number of games that have been played on Facebook Messenger:

1.5 billion games

Last updated 4/18/17


Percentage of US teens that use Facebook Messenger daily:

50%

Last updated 1/18/17


Average number of emojis sent daily on Facebook Messenger:

over 5 billion

Last updated 7/17/17


Average number of GIFs per minute sent on Facebook Messenger:

25,000 GIFs

Last updated 6/14/17


Number of reactions sent on Facebook Messenger to date:

more than 11 billion

Last updated 12/13/17


Most popular reaction on Facebook Messenger:

Love

Last updated 6/7/17


Average group chat size on Facebook Messenger:

10 people

Last updated 12/13/17


Lines of code in Facebook Messenger:

360,000 lines

Last updated March 2020

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Percentage of global VoIP calls that take place on Facebook Messenger:

10%

Last updated 7/20/16


Average number of stickers sent on Facebook Messenger daily:

380 million stickers

Last updated 7/20/16


Average number of GIFs sent on Facebook Messenger daily:

22 million

Last updated 7/20/16


Average number of GIFs sent per second on Facebook Messenger:

254 GIFs per second

Last updated 7/20/16


Daily number of Facebook Messenger Day users:

70 million

Last updated 9/14/17


Number of Facebook Messenger Lite downloads:

100 million

Last updated 12/19/17


Number of GIFs sent on Facebook Messenger in 2016:

13 billion


Facebook Messenger's year over year increase in app users from 2014-2015:

31% growth


Facebook Messenger's rank among Nielsen's Top Smartphone Apps of 2015:

3rd


Number of U.S. adults that use the Facebook Messenger app:

87 million

Last updated 6/25/15


Number of downloads for the Facebook Messenger app on Google Play:

1 billion

Last updated 6/9/15


Number of videos calls made on Facebook Messenger in the first 2 days after the feature was added:

1 million video calls

Last updated 5/5/15


Number of markets that video calling is available on Facebook Messenger:

18 markets

Last updated 5/5/15


Percentage of internet users in India that use Facebook Messenger:

28%

Last updated 10/9/15


Percentage of Facebook Messenger users that purchase products online:

72%

Last updated August 2015


Percentage of millennials that use Facebook Messenger globally (outside of China):

35%

Last updated 2/11/15


Percentage of the (high school) class of 2015 that use Facebook Messenger daily:

27%


Percentage of Facebook Messenger users that use it to send messages:

90%

Last updated 1/14/16


Percentage of Facebook Messenger users that use it to send photos:

48%

Last updated 1/14/16


Percentage of Facebook Messenger users that use it to send stickers:

35%

Last updated 1/14/16


Percentage of Facebook Messenger users that use it to send videos:

21%

Last updated 1/14/16


Percentage of Facebook Messenger users that use it to send video calls:

18%

Last updated 1/14/16


Percentage of social messaging users in Ireland that use Facebook Messenger:

39%

Last updated 9/1/14


Percentage of global mobile users (outside of China) that use Facebook Messenger:

38%

Last updated 9/24/14


Country with the largest percentage of mobile users that use Facebook Messenger:

Philippines (59%)

Last updated 9/24/14


Percentage of UK mobile users that use Facebook Messenger:

40%

Last updated 9/24/14


Percentage of global adult internet users that use Facebook Messenger monthly:

20%

Last updated 11/20/14


Percentage of APAC adult internet users that use Facebook Messenger monthly:

16%

Last updated 11/20/14


Facebook Messenger's share of the APAC messaging apps market:

16%

Last updated 11/27/14


Percentage increase in Facebook Messenger usage among global teens (16-19) from Q1-Q3 2013:

89%

Last updated 11/25/13


Percentage of global smartphone users that use Facebook Messenger at least once per week:

35% 

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Last updated 11/26/13


Number of realtime video chats on Facebook Messenger in 2017:

17 billion


Number of emojis shared on Facebook Messenger in 2017:

over 500 billion emojis


Number of GIFs shared on Facebook Messenger in 2017:

18 billion GIFs


Average number of conversations that took place on Facebook Messenger each day in 2017:

over 7 billion conversations


Average number of new conversation threads started on Facebook Messenger each day in 2017:

260 million new conversations


Average number of new groups started on Facebook Messenger each day in 2017:

2.5 million groups


Percentage of Facebook Messenger users that use it every day:

58%

Last updated 11/20/17


Number of Facebook Messenger users that connected with businesses on it in 2017:

over 330 million

Recent Facebook Messenger News:

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