Facebook Messenger Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Facebook Messenger statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.


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Facebook Messenger Facts

What is Facebook Messenger?

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.

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 User Count

How many people use Messenger?

1.3 billion

Last updated 10/1/19


Number of Messenger Kids users:

1.4 million downloads

Last updated 8/13/18


Additional Facebook Messenger Statistics

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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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Facebook Messenger stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.