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Number of global social network users 2017-2025

How many people use social media?



Social media usage is one of the most popular online activities. In 2020, over 3.6 billion people were using social media worldwide, a number projected to increase to almost 4.41 billion in 2025.

Who uses social media?

Social networking is one of the most popular digital activities worldwide and it is no surprise that social networking penetration across all regions is constantly increasing. As of January 2020, the global social media usage rate stood at 49 percent. This figure is anticipated to grow as lesser developed digital markets catch up with other regions when it comes to infrastructure development and the availability of cheap mobile devices. In fact, most of social media’s global growth is driven by the increasing usage of mobile devices. Mobile-first market Eastern Asia topped the global ranking of mobile social networking penetration, followed by established digital powerhouses such as the Americas and Northern Europe.

How much time do people spend on social media?

Social media is an integral part of daily internet usage. On average, internet users spend 144 minutes per day on social media and messaging apps, an increase of more than half an hour since 2015. On average, internet users in Latin America had the highest average time spent per day on social media.

What are the most popular social media platforms?

Market leader Facebook was the first social network to surpass one billion registered accounts and currently boasts approximately 2.7 billion monthly active users, making it the most popular social network worldwide. In June 2020, the top social media apps in the Apple App Store included mobile messaging apps WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, as well as the ever-popular app version of Facebook.

Number of social network users worldwide from 2017 to 2025

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Release date

July 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017 to 2020

Supplementary notes

*Forecast
Internet users who use a social network site via any device at least once per month

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