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Whatsapp Users Spent Over 9 Million Years On The App In Three Months, Report

People globally spent a whopping 85 billion hours (3.5 billion days or 9,676,684 years) collectively on WhatsApp in the last three months according to data released by the US-based app analytics company Apptopia.

This translates to more than 56 hours or close to two and half days per person for its 1.5 billion users. In turn, this turns out to be close to 40 minutes a day.

Conversely, users spent 30 billion hours on its parent company, Facebook. “It’s clear that WhatsApp is the global messaging app of choice,” Apptopia’s spokesperson Adam Blacker was quoted as saying. “Apps having to do with communication take up most of our time spent on our mobile apps,” Blacker added.

The top 10 apps overall — in terms of time spent globally — are WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook, Messenger, Pandora, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Google Maps and Spotify. The data does not encompass all of China’s third-party Android app stores.

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Four of the top 10 apps by time spent are Facebook’s Messenger, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Google is a leader as well, with YouTube and Google Maps in the top 10 apps by time spent overall. Among the games, Clash of Clans topped the list with 3.83 billion hours time spent followed by My Talking Tom, Candy Crush Saga, Fortnite, Lords Mobile, Subway Surfers, Helix Jump, Slither.io, PUBG Mobile and Fishdom.

According to market research company eMarketer, American adults spend an average of more than three and a half hours a day on their mobile devices. In some countries that are basically mobile-only, with very low PC penetration, that’s likely to be even higher. According to Apptopia, it gets its numbers by being integrated into hundreds of thousands of apps, allowing it to see performance data globally.

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Francis Muli

Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. He believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye. He has also carved himself a niche in writing business stories. He has worked for various organisations including Kenya Television Service, Business Today among others. Follow him on Twitter @FmuliKE.
Email: mulifranc2@gmail.com

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