How many WhatsApp messages have you ever sent

How many messages have you already sent via WhatsApp? And how many have you received? You can easily look that up in the settings. We explain how it works.

WhatsApp counts every single message received and sent via Messenger. Every user can see in the settings how active he has been on WhatsApp so far. What do your statistics look like? Do you write more messages than you receive? And how many messages have your friends sent so far? The numbers are usually quite different, as we found out in our editorial department, so the comparison with friends and acquaintances is often very interesting.

Here’s how to find the stats:

For Android users: open the WhatsApp app on your smartphone and tap the menu (the three dots) at the top right. Select the “Settings” option, then click on “Data usage” and then on “Network usage”. There you can read how many WhatsApp messages you have ever sent or received.

For iPhone users: In WhatsApp, tap “Settings” in the bottom bar. Now select “Data usage”. At the very bottom you will find the selection option “Network usage”, there you will find your personal usage data.

At the top of the statistics are the messages sent and below that the messages received. In addition to the message statistics, WhatsApp also shows details about the amount of data sent and received. If you are a very active user of WhatsApp and have never reset the smartphone to factory settings or deleted the statistics, you will see pretty high numbers here.

atechbook editorial director Andreas Filbig has been using WhatsApp for many years and has accordingly exchanged a lot of messages
atechbook editorial director Andreas Filbig has been using WhatsApp for many years and has accordingly exchanged a lot of messages Photo: atechbook

Who do I write the most messages to?

This question is also answered in the WhatsApp statistics of Android and iOS. Simply go to “Settings”, “Account” and then “Memory usage”. There you can see exactly how many messages, contacts, locations, voice messages GIFs, etc. you’ve shared with individual contacts and how much storage they required. As you can see from the screenshot below, atechbook editorial director Andreas Filbig is clearly a fan of voice messages.

WhatsApp memory usage
Andreas’ statistics with a good buddy over the past 3.5 years Photo: atechbook