Total number of users of WhatsApp in the Netherlands from 2016 to 2019
(in millions)
Number of WhatsApp users in the Netherlands 2016-2019
How many WhatsApp users are there in the Netherlands in 2019? WhatsApp was the leading social media platform in the country with 11.9 million people using the communication app overall. It was estimated that the installed base of WhatsApp was more than 12 million, or 96 percent of Dutch smartphones, whereas Facebook Messenger installations reached 7.5 million.

The Instant Messaging (IM) app sees a lot of daily use

For 42 percent of Dutch respondents, WhatsApp is the first online communication platform they look at when waking up, ahead of e-mail with 31 percent. This is age dependent, however, as older respondents were more likely to check their mail first.

WhatsApp users are not only young people

90 percent of Dutch Millennials (defined as ages 22 to 36 years) indicated they actively use WhatsApp, ahead of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Between 2016 and 2018, however, Dutch respondents aged 40 to 79 years old also increasingly said they use the app, indicating a popularity of the communication tool among all age groups.
Total number of users of WhatsApp in the Netherlands from 2016 to 2019
(in millions)
Number of users in millions
20169.8
201710.9
201811.5
201911.9
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Sources

Release date

January 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2016 to 2019

Number of respondents

N 2014 = 15,179; N 2015 = 10,395; N 2016=10,484; N 2017=8,194; N 2018=6,783; N 2019 = 7,012

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

sample is a representative reflection of the Dutch population of 15 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications.

The source states that the numbers provided are "a projection of the results based on the following: number of residents in the Netherlands, target audience (15 years and older), internet penetration rate and the population [target audience x the internet penetration rate]."

Number of WhatsApp users in the Netherlands 2016-2019
How many WhatsApp users are there in the Netherlands in 2019? WhatsApp was the leading social media platform in the country with 11.9 million people using the communication app overall. It was estimated that the installed base of WhatsApp was more than 12 million, or 96 percent of Dutch smartphones, whereas Facebook Messenger installations reached 7.5 million.

The Instant Messaging (IM) app sees a lot of daily use

For 42 percent of Dutch respondents, WhatsApp is the first online communication platform they look at when waking up, ahead of e-mail with 31 percent. This is age dependent, however, as older respondents were more likely to check their mail first.

WhatsApp users are not only young people

90 percent of Dutch Millennials (defined as ages 22 to 36 years) indicated they actively use WhatsApp, ahead of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Between 2016 and 2018, however, Dutch respondents aged 40 to 79 years old also increasingly said they use the app, indicating a popularity of the communication tool among all age groups.
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