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This year, US adults will expend an average rate of 24 minutes a day on mobile messaging apps — like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger — which is up four minutes from 2019 appraisals, are consistent with our newest figures.

Mobile messaging apps, average time spent in the US.

This increase is partially due to the pandemic. Use of mobile messaging apps during the quarantine is up, as customers search alternative modes of communication with loved ones while shelter-in-place assess continue. April survey data from GlobalWebIndex found that 19% of US internet users said they’re spending more occasion on messaging services as a result of the pandemic.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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