WhatsApp leads among messengers in Russia with 59% of smartphone users

Tuesday 16 January 2018 | 10:45 CET | News
WhatsApp is the most popular messenger in Russia, reports Tdaily citing a study from MomriInstitute. In Moscow, 71 percent of smartphone users use the messenger, and the figure totals 59 percent across the country.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook / Viber / Vkontakte / WhatsApp
Countries: Russian Federation
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