Facebook Messenger Statistics and User Count for 2024

Last Updated on: January 13th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting Facebook Messenger statistics and facts I was able to dig up including restaurant count, revenue totals and employee 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.

Facebook Messenger Facts

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Facebook Messenger.

Facebook Messenger Statistics user count and Facts 2023Facebook Messenger is a messaging app developed by Facebook, which allows users to send and receive text messages, voice messages, photos, videos, and more. The app was first launched in 2011 as an extension of the Facebook platform, and is now one of the most popular messaging apps in the world.
Facebook Messenger can be used on both desktop and mobile devices, and is available for free on the App Store and Google Play. The app allows users to create individual or group chats, as well as voice and video calls with other Messenger users.In addition to basic messaging features, Facebook Messenger also offers a range of other tools and features, such as the ability to send money to friends and family, play games, and connect with businesses and brands through chatbots.Facebook Messenger also provides end-to-end encryption for all messages sent and received, ensuring that the contents of conversations are secure and private.Overall, Facebook Messenger is a popular messaging app that allows users to connect with friends, family, and businesses in a variety of ways, and is used by billions of people around the world.

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

Facebook Messenger User Count

How many people use Messenger?

1.3 billion (2019)

Number of Messenger Kids users:

1.4 million downloads (2018)

Facebook Messenger Revenue Totals

Nothing to report just yet. Please check back soon for updates.

Additional Statistics

Average number of daily video calls on Messenger:

150 million calls

Last updated 9/14/20

Average number of video sent on Messenger daily:

200 million calls

Last updated 9/14/20

Average number of daily video calls on Messenger:

150 million calls

Last updated 9/14/20

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:


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:


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:


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:


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

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these statistics 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%.

Related Categories:

Business Statistics, Messaging Apps Statistics, Social Media Statistics, Video Chat Statistics

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