The most essential social media platforms for teens and young adults in the UK 2019

This survey represents the top social media platforms in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019 according to the 15-25 age group. The most popular app for them is Facebook with 24.2 percent respondents, who claim it is one of the three social media platforms they can least do without. It is followed by YouTube and WhatsApp, which are essential for 23.2 percent and 21.2 percent of the respondents respectively.

Which social media could teen and young adult users in the United Kingdom (UK) least do without as of 3rd quarter 2019?

Share of respondents
YouTube 23.2%
Don't know9.1%
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Release date

October 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

Q3 2019

Number of respondents

334 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

The original survey question was: "Which social media could you least do without?"

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