South Africa: social network penetration Q3 2017

Penetration of leading social networks in South Africa as of 3rd quarter 2017

by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 18, 2019
South Africa: social network penetration Q3 2017 This statistic presents the social network penetration in South Africa. As of the third quarter 2017, 32 percent of the population were active with social media users. The most popular social platform was social messenger WhatsApp with a 49 percent penetration rate.
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Penetration of leading social networks in South Africa as of 3rd quarter 2017

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Share of population
WhatsApp49%
Facebook46%
YouTube45%
Facebook Messenger32%
Instagram27%
GooglePlus26%
LinkedIn23%
Pinterest23%
Twitter22%
Skype19%
Snapchat11%
WeChat9%
Share of population
WhatsApp49%
Facebook46%
YouTube45%
Facebook Messenger32%
Instagram27%
GooglePlus26%
LinkedIn23%
Pinterest23%
Twitter22%
Skype19%
Snapchat11%
WeChat9%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 18, 2019
This statistic presents the social network penetration in South Africa. As of the third quarter 2017, 32 percent of the population were active with social media users. The most popular social platform was social messenger WhatsApp with a 49 percent penetration rate.
Show more
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