How Many Users on Social Media?

Interesting numbers for social media followers.

Nicholas C. Rossis

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The Social Media Hat recently published the latest numbers for social media users.

So, how many active monthly users does each social medium have?

Facebook: 1.55 billion

As expected, Facebook is the largest and most active of all social networks.

YouTube: 1 billion

As YouTube hasn’t published any statistics since 2013, this number may actually be an underestimate. Still, 1 billion. Not bad for a social medium first launched in 2005.

Google+: 540 million

This came as a surprise. People keep saying that Google+ is a ghost town. And yet, in less that three years, it has surpassed Twitter and LinkedIn to become the third largest social network in the world.

Instagram: 400 million

The most impressive thing about this is how fast Instagram has risen.  Launched in 2010, it reported 200 million active monthly users in March of 2014. By December, they were reporting 300 million. After another…

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4 thoughts on “How Many Users on Social Media?

  1. I have all those but vine. I only use Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to post for my blog. Facebook is just personal. I am from a small town and I don’t want to hear their comments about me behind my back… Yes people are mean!! Lol so I just keep fb for my nosiness. Hehehe

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