Snapchat usage penetration in the United States 2019, by age group

As of the third quarter of 2019, 53 percent of U.S. internet users aged 15 to 25 years used photo sharing app Snapchat.

Snapchat usage in the United States

Since spring 2016, Snapchat consistently ranks as the most important social network for teenagers in the United States. In spring 2019, 41 percent of teenage survey respondents stated that the photo messaging app was their preferred social network. However, the popularity of Snapchat among its key user demographic is in decline and this also holds true for the general Snapchat audience in the United States. In 2018, 79.7 million U.S. users accessed the photo messaging app to communicate. This figure is projected to decrease to 78.1 million users in 2023. As of March 2019, Snapchat had a 26.3 percent mobile audience reach in the United States, ranking behind several competitors such as Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. In terms of monthly user engagement, Snapchat still ranked ahead of eternal rival Instagram but was trailing digital juggernaut Facebook and rapidly trending video sharing app TikTok.

Percentage of U.S. internet users who use Snapchat as of 3rd quarter 2019, by age group

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Release date

October 2019


United States

Survey time period

Q3 2019

Number of respondents

2,100 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

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