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VCIOM: WhatsApp is the most popular messenger among Russians

February 4, 2021|

Over the past two to three months, Russians have most often used the WhatsApp messenger. This is evidenced by the survey data of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM).

According to the study, 73% of respondents used this messenger during the specified period. The second most popular messenger was VKontakte, which was in demand among 38% of Russians. Another 26% of respondents answered that they prefer to use the Viber messenger, the remaining 18% - Telegram. Moreover, the latter is more popular among men than among women (22% and 15%, respectively), as well as among young people aged 18 to 24 years.

For video calls, Russians most often choose WhatsApp (70%), Viber (20%) and Skype (13%). The least popular are video calls on Facebook, Microsoft Teams (1% each, respectively). In addition, the study authors asked the respondents what methods of communication they prefer. 69% of working Russians communicate with colleagues by mobile phone, in person - 66%. A third called online correspondence a frequent way of communication (30%); among young people from 18 to 24 years old, every second said this.

Research: "The popularity of instant messengers among Russians" (in Russian)

Original (in Russian)


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