Number of Twitter users in the Netherlands 2013-2021
App downloads peak at certain times
Despite the declining number of users, downloads of the Twitter app in the Netherlands do increase in particular months. In March 2019, for example, Twitter was downloaded approximately 17,000 times through the Apple App Store and roughly 24,000 times via the Google Play Store. No specific reason is given for this development.
A reason why Twitter is not very popular in the Netherlands might be because of trust issues. Survey results from 2018 mention that roughly 60 percent of survey participants said they considered Twitter to be an untrustworthy news source, whereas just three percent trusted the information they read there. Millennials shared in this distrust: 70 percent of them expressed some degree of distrust in the news they saw on this social media platform.