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Top 10 Social Media Platforms


The world’s most popular social media platform changes certainly have changed over the years. Undoubtedly it continues to change as time moves forward. Here is the list of the top 10 social media platforms list. The count is based on the survey and it may vary.

1. Facebook

Most of us know that Facebook is the top used social media. It has over 1.71 billion monthly active users in the first quarter of 2016 and over one billion that log on daily. Facebook Messenger is also the second most used messaging app.

2. YouTube

YouTube is social media platform used to watch video. It has over a billion users and every day people are watching hundreds of millions of hours of YouTube videos. Users can subscribe to channels,create playlist and can upload videos.

3. Twitter

Twitter is second top social media. It has 310 million monthly active user’s first quarter of 2016.It sends tweet in 140 character limit. Twitter is criticized a lot for going the way of looking and functioning almost exactly like Facebook. Moreover, Twitter Card integration, which now makes it easy to share all sorts of multimedia content in tweets, we can expect algorithmic timelines coming to Twitter soon as well.

4. LinkedIn

It is a social media platform for professionals. Anyone who wants to build connections to make their career growth should be on LinkedIn. It has 225 million monthly active users in the first quarter of 2016. Users can promote their business by posting ads, interacting in groups and also by publishing articles.

5. Instagram

Instagram is a growing social media network. It has 284 million monthly active users. Instagram is available in 25 languages. Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012. Users can share photos and video privately or publicly on the app.

6. Pinterest

Pinterest is an online photo sharing social media site. It has 250 million monthly users. Pinterest allows the Users to share and discover new interest by pinning. Users can save their board to their own or other’s board.

7. Google+

Google+ has more than 2.5 billion users because every Gmail address automatically has a corresponding Google+ account, the vast majority of which was never even been logged into. So It has only 120 million monthly active users. In Google+ users can create circles and share post to their circles.

8. Tumblr

Tumblr is owned by yahoo and it has 110 million monthly visitors. Users can share visual contents like interest and users can change blog themes, blog post in all types of content formats.

9. Reddit

Reddit is a social platform, content rating and discussion website. It has 85 million monthly visitors. Users can vote submissions up or down. The submission with more positive votes appears in the first page. Content entries are organised by areas of interest called as subreddit.

10. Vine

Vine is an app owned by twitter and it is used to share videos. It has 42 million monthly visitors. Users can share videos through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. vine app allows the users to browse through videos posted by other users.

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