YouTube, TikTok top list of teens’ most used social platforms

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2023. 12. 14. 09:41

YouTube ranked as the most widely used (93%) online platform among U.S. teens for the second consecutive year in Pew Research Center’s annual survey of U.S. teens. TikTok ranked second (63%), followed by Snapchat (60%) and Instagram (59%).

Rounding out the top five was Facebook, which once dominated the social media landscape among youth. The platform’s share of teens who use the site has plunged  from 71% in 2014-2015 to 33% in the recent survey. Taken together, a third of teens use at least one of the top five sites almost constantly, according to the study.

Other online platforms cited in the survey included Discord (28%),WhatsApp (21%),  X, previously called Twitter (20%), Twitch (17%), Reddit (14%) and BeReal (13%).

The survey — conducted Sept. 26-Oct. 23 among 1,453 13- to 17-year-olds – covered social media, internet use and device ownership among teens, with some describing their social media use as “almost constant.”

When it comes to going online, nearly half of teens say they use the internet “almost constantly,” up from 24% in the 2014-2015 survey.

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