Facebook, YouTube and Whatsapp Are The Most Popular Social Networks Worldwide. Telegram Now Has More Monthly Active Users Than Twitter

Social media platforms can be compared and contrasted using a variety of means. Many assume that the platform with the highest user base will always end up on top, but in spite of the fact that this is the case, there is another metric that can shed some more light on the truth. The best way to judge the success of a social media platform is by looking at its monthly active users, and some surprising revelations can come up in that regard.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Telegram has managed to surpass other massive social media platforms such as Pinterest, Snapchat, and even Twitter by this metric. Pinterest has around 463 million monthly active users, Twitter is sitting at around 564 million, while Snapchat currently has approximately 750 million monthly active users.

Telegram, on the other hand, has managed to get its way to 800 million monthly active users with all things having been considered and taken into account. This makes it one of the most popular social media platforms outside apps created by major corporations such as Google, Meta, Tencent and ByteDance.

At the very top of the list is Facebook, which has just under 3 billion monthly active users, or 2.98 billion to be precise. Coming in second place is YouTube with over 2.5 billion monthly active users, after which two other Meta platforms occupy third and fourth place with approximately 2 billion monthly active users each.

No other social media platform has hit the 2 billion monthly active user mark, or even the 1.5 billion monthly active user mark. In a distant fourth place is WeChat with an estimated 1.3 billion active users per day, with Tencent’s premier app facing stiff competition from ByteDance’s TikTok which sits at fifth place with 1.08 billion users on monthly basis.

This rounds off the top five list, as well as the list of platforms that have over a billion monthly active users. We then have another ByteDance app, namely TikTok’s Chinese focused counterpart Douyin, which has around 730 million monthly active users.

Telegram may very well surpass Douyin as well in it stunning upward trajectory. Currently, Meta and ByteDance are the only two companies that possess more than one platform in the top ten list, which just goes to show that there is far more diversity in the tech space than anyone could have thought possible just a decade ago due to Facebook and Google’s former dominance.

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