Spaniards remain leading European instant messaging users

Thursday 2 June 2016 | 09:34 CET | News
The popularity of instant messaging (IM) apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram in Spain has again been confirmed by a study indicating that Spaniards are Europe's leading IM users and those who exchange fewest SMS. A report published by Kantar using October 2015 data revealed that 57 percent of Spaniards used IM apps on a daily basis, followed by Dutch and Italian users with 50 percent. By contrast, on 11 percent and 16 percent of Czech and Greek users use messaging apps every day.

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Companies: Telegram / WhatsApp
Countries: Spain
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