As one of the most popular messaging channels, running ads on Facebook Messenger should be at the top of every business’s marketing agenda.

But before doing so, it’s wise to get the lay of the land and understand its users a little. All this starts with answering one basic question about it: how many people use Facebook Messenger?

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Facebook Messenger statistics: number of users from 2022 to 2024


Number of Facebook Messenger users

Apr 2022

1,000 million

Jul 2022

1,000 million

Oct 2022

976 million

Jan 2023

931 million

Apr 2023

1,036 million

Jul 2023

1,038 million

Oct 2023

1,036 million

Jan 2024

979 million

Apr 2024

1,010 million

How many people use Facebook Messenger?

According to the latest statistics, the number of Facebook Messenger users worldwide has been fluctuating in the past couple of years. In April 2022, there were one billion users, the highest recorded number between April 2022 and January 2023. This figure held steady in July 2022, before two consecutive dips saw the number fall to 931 million in January 2023.

In April 2023, there were 1.036 billion Facebook Messenger users worldwide, representing a rise of 11.3% from January, the largest quarterly increase in at least six quarters. According to the latest numbers, this figure rose by a marginal 0.2%, to 1.038 billion in July 2023, before falling back down to 1.036 billion in October 2023.

2024 opened with 979 million Facebook Messenger users, the lowest in four quarters, after a 5.5% dip from October 2023. The latest Facebook Messenger statistics show that as of April 2024, there are just over one billion people worldwide using the popular communication app.

Facebook Messenger users: age and gender demographics

Knowing the number of Facebook Messenger users isn’t enough. It’s also important to have a sense of the demographics, especially if you’re going to cater ads to these users. 

Facebook Messenger statistics: gender demographics



Female users


Male users


Globally, the usage of Facebook Messenger users is slightly higher among male users. 19.8% (or one in five) of men worldwide use Facebook Messenger, compared with 15.5% of females. 

Facebook Messenger statistics: age demographics

Age range

Share of Facebook Messenger users in the age range













In terms of age, most Facebook Messenger users are between the ages of 18 and 34. In fact, 55.4% of them fall within this age group, with the majority (32.5%) between 25 and 34. 

These Facebook Messenger statistics show that usage of the chat app from this point on decreases as users’ ages increase. For instance, the third-largest age group is 35 to 44: 21% of Facebook Messenger users are of these ages and 12.1% are between 45 and 54 years old. This decreases further to 7.1% for those 55 to 64 and 4.4% for those aged 65 and above.

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