Social media use during the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide

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Statista Dossier on social media use during the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Global online traffic change YoY 2021

    • Global social networks ranked by number of users 2021

    • Social media used by U.S. adults during COVID-19 pandemic 2020

    • Average daily time spent on social networks in the U.S. 2018-2022

    • Average daily time spent on social media by U.S. adults 2017-2022

    • U.S. social platform user engagement growth 2020

    • Social media company responsibilities during COVID-19 crisis 2020, by country

    • Online behaviors of consumers during COVID-19 in the United Kingdom 2021

  • 2. Growth rates
    • Social media platforms growth of MAU worldwide 2019-2021

    • Increased time spent on social by U.S. users during COVID-19 pandemic 2020

    • Facebook: annual user growth rate worldwide 2019-2024

    • Twitter: annual user growth rate worldwide 2015-2024

    • U.S. Instagram user development 2017-2023

    • TikTok annual user growth in select countries globally 2020

  • 3. News coverage
    • Most used sources of coronavirus news and information worldwide 2020, by country

    • Coronavirus news sources worldwide 2020, by age group

    • Most used coronavirus news sources by Gen Z and Millennials worldwide 2021

    • Social network preference for COVID-19 updates in the U.S. 2020, by age group

    • U.S. social users who feel posts have helped in coronavirus situation 2020, by PID

    • Trust in coronavirus news on social media in the UK in December 2020, by platform

    • Most shared coronavirus content on social media worldwide 2021

    • Gen Z and Millennials reactions to fake COVID-19 news on social media worldwide 2021

    • Preferred coronavirus content for Gen Z and Millennials worldwide 2021

  • 4. Social interaction
    • Online communication change during COVID-19 in U.S. 2020

    • Effect of COVID-19 on virtual socializing in the U.S. 2020, by gender

    • Effect of COVID-19 on virtual socializing in the U.S. 2020, by age group

    • Download growth of video conference apps as of March 2020, by country

    • Video call services use during COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. 2020

    • Reach of selected video communication sites and apps in the United Kingdom 2020

    • Reach of selected email sites and apps in the United Kingdom 2020

    • Monthly digital audience reach of social media platforms in the United Kingdom 2020

    • Average daily minutes on social media platforms in the United Kingdom 2020

    • Houseparty app downloads during the coronavirus outbreak in the UK 2020

    • Leading social networks among Gen Z and Millennials in the United States 2020

  • 5. Entertainment
    • Consuming media at home due to the coronavirus worldwide 2020, by country

    • COVID-19's impact on of video consumption worldwide 2020

    • Leading reasons to watch mobile videos during COVID-19 in the United States 2020

    • Reasons to view short-form mobile videos during COVID-19 in the United States 2020

    • Estimated U.S. YouTube usage increase due to coronavirus home isolation 2020

    • TikTok: number of users in the United States 2019-2024

    • U.S. TikTok user development 2019-2024

    • TikTok usage during COVID-19 in the United States 2020

    • TikTok usage during COVID-19 in the United Kingdom (UK) 2020

    • TikTok usage during COVID-19 in the Nordics 2020

  • 6. Spotlight: online dating
    • Most popular dating sites worldwide 2020, by visits

    • U.S. online dating platform usage amid COVID-19 pandemic 2020

    • U.S. Millennial online dating platform usage amid COVID-19 pandemic 2020

    • Mexico: sexting and sex video usage growth during COVID-19 2020, by gender

    • Match Group: quarterly paid member count 2014-2021

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