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Twitter users in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2018

This statistic shows the number of Twitter users in the United Kingdom in 2012 and 2013, with a forecast to 2018. Users were counted who accessed the site from any device on at least one occasion per month. There were 8.6 million Twitter users in 2012 and it was forecast that there will be 17.1 million users in the United Kingdom by 2018. It was also predicted that Twitter use among the age group of 65 years of age and older will increase by 13.2 percent in 2018. Twitter's market share in the United Kingdom has been increasing from approximately 8.22 percent in May 2015 to 12.03 percent in April 2017.
In the first quarter of 2017, Twitter had 328 million monthly active users and as of March 2017, Katy Perry was the most followed celebrity on Twitter. Further information about Twitter in the UK can be found in the Dossier: Twitter in the United Kingdom. A corresponding dossier with more information on the Topic of social media usage in the United Kingdom is also available from Statista. Data is also available for Twitter’s main competitor on the social media market.

Number of Twitter users in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2018

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Release date

February 2014


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2013

Special properties

internet users who accessed their Twitter account via any device at least once per month

Supplementary notes

* Forecasted.
Figures have been rounded.

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