How much time do you spend on social media? Research says 142 minutes per day

From checking Facebook while waiting in the grocery line to posting photos on Instagram during eating – social media plays a significant role in our daily lives. In this digital age, most of us are slowly becoming (if not already) social media addicts and spend a lot of time browsing the different mediums throughout the day.

However, do you ever wonder how much time do you actually spend on social media? And what about others in the same demographic as you?

Here, let’s take a look at a report from GWI that highlights how much the global population is using social media.

Time spent on social media

According to the survey, internet users are now spending an average of 2 hours and 22 minutes per day on social networking and messaging platforms. Trended data is also suggesting that there may be saturation in social media consumption.
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In Q3 2018, it is observed that many countries that were previously showing growing signs of social media utilization are now plateauing. In fact, in 11 out of 31 countries analyzed, the time spent online has either stayed the same or decreased from the previous analysis.

Experts claim that the limited use of social media is linked with users having a better understanding of ‘screen time’ as well as the drawbacks of being too active on social media.

Nevertheless, some countries did exhibit a significant increase in time spent on social media. For example, today in the Philippines, an average internet user spends 11 minutes more per day than they did in 2017. Similarly, UAE and Saudi Arabia have also shown a significant increase in time spent on social media since 2017 and is growing steadily.

Check out the chart below to see how much time does an average user spends on social media.

How Much Time Do People Spend on Social Media and Internet? [Infographic]

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