How many people use social media in the world?

  By Subtain Raza Hanjra

According to estimation, the number of social media user has reached about 2.77 billion. Since 2010 the numbers of users of social media are increasing day by day; by the end of 2017, the growth of social media users reached 2.46 billion, all over the world.

Increasing Users on Social media

 The increasing figure of users on social media has crossed 91% up till now. In 2017, it was 71% whereas only American users were 81% till 2016 who spent more than 215 weekly minutes on social media through smartphone 61 weekly minutes through PC, and 47 minutes per week on social networks through tablet devices.

Smartphones and mobile gadgets have facilitated people by introducing various apps. Now people can comfortably use their internet through mobile. However,  access to social media has become easier than in previous years. That is the reason the figure of users on social media is constantly increasing.

More than 1.87 billion monthly active users spend their time on social media network “Facebook”; people use this medium for various purposes. People can easily get access to visual content through their mobile gadgets. Not they see the contents posted by others but they can post their photos and videos.

Instagram is such an amazing app owned by Facebook that offers users to post their photos and videos on the social media platform. And Instagram has magical tools like Instagram Photodownloader and Instagram Video downloader; via these tools, users can smoothly download photos and videos from Instagram public accounts.


Here I am explaining the names of some prominent social media platforms and the figure of users.

  1. Facebook – 2.23 billion Monthly Active Users

More than two billion are Facebook users and 65 million brands are using Facebook Pages and more than 6 million companies are optimizing their business on Facebook. And 94% of people use Facebook via mobile.

  1. YouTube – 1.9 billion Monthly Active Users

YouTube is the most familiar platform for video sharing. People can create their channel for their brands where they can upload their videos. Many singers, actors, teachers, professors, doctors and other professions are using YouTube channels to promote themselves.

  1. WhatsApp -1.5 billion Monthly Active Users

There are 1.5 billion monthly active users on WhatsApp. Initially, people use WhatsApp for interaction with friends and family but gradually they started using WhatsApp for business marketing and other beneficial purposes.

  1. Messenger -1.3 billion Monthly Active Users

Since 2011, the messenger is providing services to Facebook users to convey their messages to the followers. People are optimizing their business marketing via messenger. Around 1.3 billion are monthly active users on messenger.

  1. WeChat – 1.06 billion Monthly Active Users

WeChat is being used by 1.06 billion monthly active users. WeChat has been introduced by talking apps like WhatsApp and Messenger; both apps use this single platform for chatting. In China and many other countries of Asia, WeChat is being popular.

  1. Instagram – 1 billion Monthly Active Users

This app is a photo and video-sharing social media platform. It offers people to share a wide range of visual contents like photos, videos, stories and live videos. IGTV has also been introduced by the Instagram app. Around one billion are monthly active users of it.