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Bridging The Gap
WhatsApp hits 1.4million Irish users and becomes country’s most popular messaging app.
  Saturday 16 December, 2017
WhatsApp hits 1.4million Irish users and becomes country’s most popular messaging app.

Nine in ten of us have a smartphone and four in ten pick up our device within five minutes of awaking.

We’re addicted to being connected and our favourite way to keep in touch is by using mega messaging app WhatsApp.

A whopping 1.4million Irish adults use the app every day, making it even more popular than Facebook. Just over 60 per cent aged 15 plus now hold an account, according to the Ipsos MRBI Social Messaging Quarterly.

While we’re all about tapping away on WhatsApp, we’re shunning Facebook Messenger.

The number with the service has increased by three per cent since August, but those who use it daily has dropped 10 points to 45 per cent.

Viber and Skype also lost users since the summer and the number using both at least once every 24 hours also fell.

The numbers turning their faces into cats using Snapchat has grown by one per cent, with two thirds of us using it daily, down two percentage points since the last survey.

More than 600,000 adults over 15 use Instagram daily.

The platform saw the number of Irish users rise by five points to 32 per cent over three months, with half of users going online every day.

Facebook still reigns as most the popular social network in the country, with almost six out of ten using it, although it added few account holders in the last couple of months.

Google+ continued to decline, while LinkedIn stayed static.

In November Twitter doubled the traditional 140-character tweet limit. This could have prompted an increase in users by one per cent.

Virtual scrapbook Pinterest saw the number having an account increase by two per cent, but people aren’t pinning like they used to, with daily users falling by nine per cent.

WhatsApp hits 1.4million Irish users and becomes country’s most popular messaging app as nation shuns rivals Viber and Skype have 303 words.



source:https://www.europebreakingnews.net/2017/12/whatsapp-hits-1-4million-irish-users-and-becomes-countrys-most-popular-messaging-app-as-nation-shuns-rivals-viber-and-skype/

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