Furthermore, they offer a more private kind of social interaction than traditional social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.
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Throughout this report, analysis is largely based on these groups.
Along with asking about usage of mobile messaging apps, the survey also tracked usage of a variety of social media platforms and online forums. 672 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone, and 1,235 were interviewed on a cell phone, including 730 who had no landline telephone. The margin of sampling error for results based on the full sample is plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.
Among the key findings: The analysis in this report is based on telephone interviews conducted March 17, 2015 through April 12, 2015 among a national sample of 1,907 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U. Because many items were based on half samples, results based on internet users in this report have a margin of sampling error of either plus or minus 3.9 percentage points or plus or minus 4.0 percentage points.
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In today’s world, people — particularly young people — are continually finding and adapting new ways of communicating electronically to fit their needs.
Case in point: 2015 marks the first time Pew Research Center has asked specifically about mobile messaging apps as a separate kind of mobile activity apart from cell phone texting.
And already, according to a new survey, 36% of smartphone owners report using messaging apps such as Whats App, Kik or i Message, and 17% use apps that automatically delete sent messages such as Snapchat or Wickr.
Both of these kinds of apps are particularly popular among young adults.
Half (49%) of smartphone owners ages 18 to 29 use messaging apps, while 41% use apps that automatically delete sent messages.
These apps are free, and when connected to Wi-Fi, they do not use up SMS (Short Messaging Service) or other data.