Obviously, Facebook & Instagram wins, but others might surprise you.
In the interests of ‘getting on with it’, here are the top 8 social media mobile apps that were most active in 2019. Obviously, Facebook wins, but others may surprise you.
One of the early adopters of “ephemeral” or disappearing messaging, Snapchat has been rather tight-lipped about the explosion of its popularity in 2015. Estimates show that the app has about 190 million MAU (monthly active users), and possibly over 200 million daily users.
Like it or loathe it, LinkedIn has become the go-to place for business professionals. I use LinkedIn and pretty much everyone I know other than my mother uses it. LinkedIn’s Q3 2018 numbers showed 303 million monthly active users. After these figures were released, the number of registered users surpassed 500 million.
In 2019, it is reported that Pinterest surpassed 291 million monthly active users. The app continues to broaden its reach by adding more functions to facilitate shopping and advertising.
I use Twitter every day, both on my mobile app and from the website. Twitter has been experiencing some growing pains lately, but it is still one of the most popular social media applications out there. The company’s Q3 2018 numbers showed 326 million monthly active users with 80 percent of users accessing the service at least one time a month on a mobile device.
I use Instagram a lot. I love its simplicity and advert free platform. However, Instagram recently started rolling out its advertising platform. When Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012, it had about 27 million registered users. In 2018, it was announced that the app surpassed 1 billion monthly active users, with about 100 million joining over the first nine months of the year. Instagram launched its new TV app called IGTV where users can upload vertical videos. If you are also an Instagram user, you can expand your exposure by buying Instagram likes from this link.
WhatsApp has remained true to its simple messaging medium, and as of 2018, it has 2 billion monthly active users. The app was acquired by Facebook in 2014, and since then, it added millions of users to its stable.
Is anyone really surprised? In Q3 2018, Facebook reported 2.38 billion monthly active users, which include 1.39 billion that use the mobile app as well. Daily users top 1 billion, including almost 900 million using the mobile app on a daily basis.
- Facebook Messenger
Facebook’s stand-alone messaging app first became available in 2011 but wasn’t getting much love until Facebook forced users to download the mobile app in 2014. The messaging function is only available on Facebook’s desktop version. In June 2015, founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the app now has 700 million MAU, with 100 million joining in the weeks leading up to that announcement. According to Facebook, around more than 1.3 billion people use Facebook Messenger every month.