Number of monthly active Twitter users in the United States from 1st quarter 2010 to 4th quarter 2016 (in millions)

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Number of monthly active users in millions
Q1 '1010
Q2 '1012
Q3 '1014
Q4 '1015
Q1 '1119
Q2 '1123
Q3 '1127
Q4 '1130
Q1 '1234
Q2 '1237
Q3 '1240
Q4 '1245
Q1 '1348
Q2 '1349
Q3 '1353
Q4 '1354
Q1 '1457
Q2 '1460
Q3 '1463
Q4 '1463
Q1 '1565
Q2 '1565
Q3 '1566
Q4 '1565
Q1 '1665
Q2 '1666
Q3 '1667
Q4 '1667
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This statistic shows a timeline with the amount of monthly active Twitter users in the United States as of the fourth quarter of 2016. In the last reported quarter, the number of monthly active U.S. Twitter users amounted to 67 million.

Twitter – further information

With more than 310 million monthly active users worldwide as of the first quarter of 2016, Twitter is one of the biggest social networks worldwide. The microblogging platform allows users to post messages containing 140 characters or less on their public or private feed. The number of U.S. Twitter users is projected to surpass 70 million in 2020. The website currently has an average of 88 million monthly visitors from the United States. As of 2014, Asia Pacific has overtaken North America in terms of Twitter user share and is set to account for more than 40 percent of Twitter users in 2018.

Twitter has become an important tool for marketers and celebrities to connect with their respective audiences in real time. The most followed Twitter account belongs to the singer Katy Perry, who had over 84 million Twitter followers as of March 2016. The ranking of the most followed Twitter users mainly contains singers – apart from Katy Perry, singers Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift have more than 70 million follower each. The current President of the United States, Barack Obama, is the most-followed world leader. However, the majority of everyday Twitter users only had 1 to 100 followers on the social media site.

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