(Persia Digest) – The latest poll results show that WhatsApp users are on the increase after Telegram was filtered in Iran.

The Iranian Student Polling Agency (ISPA) conducted a telephone survey on the 8th and 9th of July 2019 with a statistical population across the country (urban and rural), asking participants the question “which social media application are you currently using?”

Results show that 42.8 percent said WhatsApp, 42.4 percent said Telegram, and 39.5 percent said Instagram. An Iranian application called Soroush came fourth in the poll with 2.8 percent. Facebook and Twitter followed with 1.9 percent and 1.3 percent respectively. (Participants could tick a number of options.)

30.4 percent of participants said they did not use the social media. In other words, at least 70 percent of Iranians have a social media account.


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Persia Digest (PD) reports that in a ISPA survey conducted in February 2018 from a statistical population across the country, 55.9 percent had said that they use Telegram as opposed to 25.1 percent for WhatsApp.

The latest survey shows that users are increasingly moving from Telegram to WhatsApps after the former was filtered in Iran.

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