People spend so much time on their messaging apps each and every day. They’ve become even addicted to them. This is because messaging apps are so much powerful indeed. What data usage do these chat apps offer to their users? If interested, just read below and you’ll get to know.

Data Usage of Different Messaging Apps


Beyond any doubts, messaging apps are extremely useful and fun. Interestingly, an average American Android user spends about 29 minutes using WhatsApp, 16 minutes on Skype, 9.5 minutes on Messenger, and 8 minutes on Google Hangout.

There’re several important reasons why people prefer to use messaging apps so much. Well, chat apps help you easily get in touch with others. Also, they offer highly affordable or even free calls. That’s great. 

There’s a question that all chat app users are interested in. The question is “How much data different messengers spend on messaging, voice calls, and video calls?” The answer to this question can help you make the right decision when choosing this or that app or data plan. 

Let’s see what data usage different chat apps offer to users:


Data Usage

Pinngle is a relatively new app on today’s mobile app market.  It was developed in October 2016. Now, the app is an amazing alternative to even the most popular messengers available nowadays. 

Pinnglee uses 8 Kb for 1 second during a voice call. The amount of data 1 message uses is based on the message length and network header. It makes up 120 B plus the message size. In the new version of Pinngle, the message data spending will be decreased.

If you compare Pinngle to other messaging apps, you’ll see it consumes up to 30%-40% less data. Moreover, this chat app offers lower-cost services and operation with the poorest internet connection. Additionally, It comes with ad-free Public Channels and highly affordable virtual numbers. Pinngle works even in VoIP-blocked countries.

Data Usage


Do you use Skype for calling, receiving calls, or sending and receiving instant messages? If yes, more data will be used as compared to just signing in and leaving the app idle. As for video calls, be ready to spend more data than for regular voice calls.

Below you can find examples of Skype data usage:

  • Skype-to-Skype: 50Kb/s or nearly 3MB for 1 minute of calling
  • Calls to landlines/mobile numbers: 6-20 Kb/s or nearly 1MB for 1 minute of calling
  • Video calls between 2 mobile devices: 500Kb/s
  • Video calls from a mobile device to a computer: 600Kb/s

Data Usage

Viber, another highly popular messaging app, offers the following for the usage of data:

  • The use of data during a Viber call equals to 240 KB per minute up and down, 14 MB per hour up and down
  • Text messages are under 1Kb (125 B) per 500 characters


Data Usage

WhatsApp consumes 310 KB on its general, and 204 KB on its low data usage mode. The app is among the best options. 

WhatsApp uses your phone’s internet connection for sending and receiving messages. You don’t have to pay for every message. If you haven’t exceeded your data limit or you’re connected to a free Wi-Fi network, you shouldn’t be charged extra for messaging.


Data Usage

The LINE messaging app was first launched in Japan in 2011. It was developed as a disaster response tool to provide better and affordable communication. Since then, the app has grown exponentially. LINE spends 374 KB of data per minute on a voice call.

If you’re looking for a more affordable messaging app, it’s important to research the available options well. The amount of data used by chat apps differs from one to another. However, there’s a chat app that offers lower data consumption as compared to others. This is Pinngle. Consider using this messenger as a better communication service provider. You can easily use Pinngle in areas with limited internet, data usage caps, expensive data or overburdened networks.

Wardon Systems, Pinngle Team

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