Whether one likes it or not, social media plays a big and growing role in modern human’s everyday life. Millions upon millions of people share, like, chat, view, post, and befriend through the various social media platforms every day. But not all social media platforms are equally popular and used. The following ranking shows you the currently most popular social media platforms in the world, based on active users. Note: Messenger apps (such as WhatsApp) are not counted here.
~ 340 million users
Owned by: Twitter, Inc.
Twitter was launched in 2006 and is often credited as being the internet’s first micro-blogging site. The social media platform allows users to share short messages as well as images and videos. Twitter is also known as the preferred social media platform used by politicians, world leaders, and celebrities.