When it comes to sharing ideas, thoughts or information related to any topic, almost every individual uses social media to interact. Social media refers to a corporate term for websites and apps that are used for communication, information sharing and to promote business on a large scale.
In 2020, as per the statistics revealed on Statista, approximately 3.08 billion users are using social networking sites and apps, and with the increasing traffic, this number is likely to cross 3.34 billion by 2023.
Sources :- Best Social Media Platforms In 2020
So, in this article, we will discuss some of the most popular social media websites of 2020.
Founded in 2004, Facebook is currently the biggest social media site with nearly 2.5 billion active monthly users which is almost 1/3rd of the entire world population. You can post articles, photos, videos and links on your as well as on other timelines. Apart from interacting with friends and relatives, you can also promote your business by using paid promotions by Facebook.
Owned by Facebook, Instagram has managed to have immense popularity. There are currently 1 billion active users of Instagram. From sharing photos to promoting brands and products, Instagram is among some of the widely used social media platforms.
Founded in 2005, YouTube is a Google-based platform, particularly for video streaming and sharing. You can search or create videos regarding entertainment, knowledge, health, tech and more through this platform and share with your audience. YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google. Currently, there are around 2 billion active users on YouTube.
Founded in 2006, Twitter has gained widespread popularity for its strong emphasis on real-time information. It is widely used for getting updates regarding news, entertainment, sports, politics, and more. Currently, there are 330 million active users on Twitter.
Founded in 2003, the app has nearly 310 million active monthly users. Particularly known for professionalism, this social media site is particularly related to industry experts, leaders, and well-known professionals. The app is available in over 20 languages and is used by companies and professionals to search and hire candidates and connect with different businesses.
Pinterest is one of the most widely used apps. In 2019, Pinterest surpassed Snapchat to become the third-biggest social media platform in the US. Currently, there are 322 million active users on Pinterest. Fans describe it as interesting, easy to use, user friendly and original. Here you can find content related to food, lifestyle, inspiration, unlike most social media sites where the primary focus is engagement.
Tumblr is a microblogging site for posting multimedia and short content. It is an American social networking website founded in 2007. You can follow other users’ blogs, and a special feature with this website is that you can make your blogs private.
Founded in 2005, Reddit is also known as “The front page of the Internet” and is one of the most visited websites. You can use Reddit to post links, images and questions for discussions and vote them as up or down as desired. Currently, there are 430 million monthly active users on Snapchat.
Founded in 2011, Snapchat is widely used for sharing photos and short videos. The concept of stories was created by Snapchat, which was later on adopted by Instagram and Facebook.
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