The 10 most used social networks in the world

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Like it or not, social networks have changed our lives and the way we communicate with other people around the world.

For better or for worse, these types of services have penetrated very deeply into society and today it is very difficult to find a single person that you don't use at least one of these online communication platforms.

A clear example of the popularity of these platforms is the number of users of the most used social network in the world, which exceeds 2.400 million.



Do you want to know what it is? Subsequently, we will see the 10 most used social networks around the world according to the Digital report in 2020. These are examples of perfect social networks, as they include everything a large social network should include: lots of users.

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter appear in the ranking of the most used social networks

The 10 most used social networks in the world

  1. Facebook
  2. Youtube
  3. WhatsApp
  4. Messenger
  5. Wechat
  6. Instagram ITA
  7. tick tock
  8. QQ
  9. QZone
  10. Weibo

1. Facebook

Facebook is the most used social network in the world

Facebook finds no competition at the top of the most used social networks in the world, a position it has held for some years.

Since its first appearance in 2005, the social network created by Mark Zuckerberg has not stopped growing, and this is reflected in the number of users who make up its global community.

To date, based on monthly active users, it has ben 2.449 million users.


2. YouTube


YouTube has unstoppable growth in terms of users

The second most used social platform in the world is YouTube, with 2.000 million users, thus continuing the growth of the positions of which he has been a protagonist recently.

The quintessential video content platform has undergone one great revolution in recent years, and with the rise of YouTubers, Google's service has managed to place itself in this worthy second place.

In case you are wondering, yes, YouTube is also considered a social network.

3 Whatsapp

A WhatsApp conversation on an Android mobile.

In this list could not be missing WhatsApp, the messaging platform that has become a very important element of our communication.

Today this simple platform, which has become an increasingly complete tool over time, counts well 1,6 billion users.

As you may already know, WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014, making Mark Zuckerberg the owner of two of the three most popular social networks in the world.

If you are one of the millions of users of this social platform, you can learn to master it with the best essential tricks for WhatsApp.

4. Messenger

Facebook Messenger has dark mode

Anyone who thought that Facebook would be satisfied with occupying the first two positions of this ranking, was wrong, and a lot.


The fourth position of the most used social networks in the world also has the surname Zuckerberg. We talk about nothing and nothing less than Messenger, Facebook's messaging service.

Although at first it started as a tool included in the social network itself, as time went by Messenger became an individual platform, and it seems like the game hasn't gone badly at all. The result? 1,3 billion active users Is increasing.


5. WeChat

WeChat is a Chinese messaging platform

We have to travel to the Asian continent to talk about the platform that is in the fifth position of this top 10.

WeChat is one of the most used messaging platforms in China, the home country of its development company, the giant Tencent. To date, WeChat has a total of 1.151 million users.

6. Instagram

Instagram is a very popular social network so it also has its many dangers

Instagram ITA is a photography social network that has seen incredible growth in recent years.


The birth and the launch to stardom of influencers, which have turned Instagram into a source of income, is just one of the keys to increasing the platform's users.

In particular, there are 1.000 million monthly users that Instagram has today, a figure that will undoubtedly grow in the coming months.

Yes, Instagram is also part of Facebook, so 4 out of 6 Facebook social networks are among the most used in the world.

7.TikTok

TikTok is the hottest social video app of the moment

TikTok DON'T there for a long time, but it was enough to make it one of the most popular social networks globally.

The brutal growth of this platform, of the 60% in just one year, is explained by seeing its incredible popularity among younger users.


I am already 800 million monthly TikTok users, a number that will be much higher when we talk about it again.

8.QQ

QQ is a social network that belongs to Tencent

Hand in hand with the penguin that the platform uses as a mascot, QQ, another social network from Tencent, occupies the eighth position at the top of the world with 731 millions of active users.

In this case it is a messaging application that also integrates services such as online games, streaming music or mobile payments.

9. QZone

QZone is not a social network to use

Again, Tencent introduces one of its creations in the ranking of the most used social networks with QZone.

In this case it is not a messaging service, but QZone offers its users a wide range of options, from the ability to write stories or diaries, to sharing videos and music.

A multipurpose social network that matters 517 millions of active users.

10. Weibo

Weibo is referred to as the "Chinese Twitter"

The so-called "Chinese Twitter", Weibo, is another of the most used platforms in the Asian country.

Many celebrities use this platform to advertise themselves, as well as to run campaigns with agencies and stay in touch with their followers.

In this way Weibo managed to sneak into this ranking with 497 million users, only 20 million behind the blue bird social network.

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