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TikTok Had a Banner Year in 2019, but Growth in 2020 Isn’t a Sure Bet

TikTok Had a Banner Year in 2019, but Growth in 2020 Isn’t a Sure Bet

Jan 21, 2020

The Chinese-owned short-form video app TikTok exploded onto the social media landscape worldwide in 2019, but roadblocks could keep it from rapidly expanding its user base in 2020.

Pinterest Surpassed Snapchat as No. 3 Social Media App in the US and Will Stay Ahead

Jan 14, 2020

Pinterest surpassed Snapchat as the third-biggest social media platform in the US in 2019, and it will continue to stay ahead in the coming years, according to our latest social user estimates.

LinkedIn to Grow Faster than Expected

Jan 07, 2020

LinkedIn will grow faster than previously expected, according to eMarketer’s latest estimates. This year, we estimate that there will be 58.5 million adult LinkedIn users in the US, which will grow 6.2% to 62.1 million in 2020. By the end of the forecasting period in 2023, we expect there to be 68.8 million users.

Douyin, TikTok’s Sister App, Continues to See Strong Growth

Jan 06, 2020

Douyin, TikTok’s equivalent in China, will grow 27.8% to 442.58 million users this year, which means that more than half of China’s internet users will use the short-form video app, according to eMarketer’s new estimates. Growth will slow to 7.3% in 2020 and continue to drop in the next few years.

Instagram User Growth in the US Will Drop to Single Digits For the First Time

Jan 02, 2020

In 2019, Instagram's US user growth rate will have dropped to single digits for the first time to 6.7%, down from 10.1% in 2018. Starting in 2020, and through the end of our forecast period in 2023, we estimate that the social media platform will grow slower than previously expected.

TikTok's Year in Review: How the App Transformed Social Networking in 2019

TikTok's Year in Review: How the App Transformed Social Networking in 2019

Dec 23, 2019

Social networks are no longer what they used to be. Case in point: The rise of short video-app TikTok in 2019 is a sure sign that what defines a social network will be very different in 2020.

Facebook’s Year in Review: Grading Its Progress on Three Big Questions

Facebook’s Year in Review: Grading Its Progress on Three Big Questions

Dec 16, 2019

At the end of last year, we asked three important questions about Facebook in 2019.

China Social Network Users 2019

China Social Network Users 2019

Dec 12, 2019

In 2019, 94.5% of internet users in China will be social network users. That amounts to just 59.0% of the country’s population. This report covers the trends shaping the market, as well as our first-ever user forecast for the popular short-video platform Douyin and updated estimates for WeChat and Sina Weibo.

Global Twitter Users 2019

Global Twitter Users 2019

Dec 12, 2019

Twitter’s plateauing user growth has been evident for the past few years. But its user base is stable and ticking upward. We expect it to maintain its substantial influence worldwide as a platform for political discourse and real-time events coverage.

Global Facebook Users 2019

Global Facebook Users 2019

Dec 12, 2019

Facebook will have 1.73 billion worldwide users in 2019 and will add a quarter of a billion more users by 2023. These gains are primarily happening in developing countries, while developed markets including South Korea, Japan and France are shedding users.

Global Social Network Users

Global Social Network Users

Dec 12, 2019

In 2019, the number of social network users worldwide will grow by 5.9% and approach 3 billion. By 2023, almost 80% of the online population will visit social networks at least monthly.

Global Snapchat Users 2019

Global Snapchat Users 2019

Dec 12, 2019

Snapchat will have 293.0 million users in 2019, up 14.3% on the previous year and outpacing the growth rates of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Growth has returned to core developed markets, while the pace of growth in developing markets is significant.

Global Instagram Users 2019

Global Instagram Users 2019

Dec 12, 2019

Instagram will remain the world’s second-largest social network in 2019, with 788.4 million users. Growth will primarily come from emerging or developing economies, including Russia and India, but every country that we track will add new users in 2019.

Social Media Update: December 2019

Social Media Update: December 2019

Dec 12, 2019

For this update, we look at Instagram's test to remove likes, the launch of Facebook Pay, Twitter's new feature that allows users to hide replies and Snapchat's new longer video ad format, as well as an update on political advertising. It also includes a preview of our latest social network user forecast, which will be discussed in detail in our upcoming social network users report collection, publishing on December 12.

Facebook Losing Users in Germany and France Faster than Anticipated

Dec 11, 2019

Facebook users in France and Germany are leaving the platform even faster than expected. For the second forecast in a row, we have downgraded Facebook user growth in both countries, as younger users shift to other platforms. In France this year, Facebook will experience a decline in users for the first time, whereas Germany experienced its first drop in users in 2018.