Most used social media platforms by teenagers in France 2017

35 percent of French teenagers aged 11 to 18 years old declared in a survey from 2017 that they used Snapchat the most, while 32 percent used mainly Facebook.  

Social media preferences among French young adults

   According to another survey from late 2018, Snapchat ranked once again as one of the preferred social media among French young adults: 73 percent of respondents declared using it, before Facebook (67 percent). More generally, although social networks as Facebook were used regularly by a majority of surveyed, 40 percent of French also declared, based on Statista’s Global Consumer Survey, to use media sharing platforms like Snapchat regularly.    

Social media usage in France

   Still according to the Statista Global Consumer Survey conducted in 2019, 70 percent of responding French said to use social media as Facebook or Instagram daily.
What do French do on social media? In this survey, the most employed feature of social media was sending private messages, which correlates with the fact that Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp were the two first used services before Snapchat.

Which social network do you use the most?*

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Release date

February 2017



Survey time period

January 3-31, 2017

Number of respondents

8,362 respondents

Age group

11-18 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Quel est le réseau que tu utilises le plus ?"

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