Social Media Users

eMarketer's forecasts, data and statistics include estimates for social media users broken out by age, gender, race/ethinicity. You can also find social media users worldwide and region (Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, North America) and by country within those regions, ... including China. Social media users are also broken out by platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. eMarketer's reports, charts, interviews and forecasts provide you with data and insights to answer a variety of questions such as:Show More ▼
  • How many internet users use social media?
  • Which social media platform has the most users?
  • How many teens use social media?

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Are Smartphone Users Weeding Out Facebook?

Sep 10, 2018

A new survey suggests that Facebook users are aggressively deleting the app from their phones—but are they really? In the latest episode of eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers,” we dig into the data about social network users and their attitudes about privacy. How is Facebook’s usage holding up amidst continuing scrutiny of its business?

Facebook Is Tops with Everyone but Teens

Aug 28, 2018

The number of Facebook users in the US will inch up 0.9% this year to 169.5 million. While growth has plateaued, Facebook is still the most used social network among all age groups, except for teens.

In the UK, Younger Users Flock to Snapchat

Aug 27, 2018

Snapchat will overtake Facebook among 18- to 24-year-olds this year, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast on social network usage.

The Weekly Listen: Amazon and Streaming Giants, Instagram Sponsored Content and Hoarding

Aug 26, 2018

Every week on eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers” podcast, we take a few minutes to discuss some of the most intriguing headlines of the past seven days. This week, some of the topics we’re talking about include how teens are turning to Instagram to make some extra money, plus how ecommerce and low prices may be turning some consumers into hoarders.

Which Social Networks Are US Users Most Likely On?

Aug 24, 2018

In the latest episode of our "Behind the Numbers" podcast, eMarketer's Debra Aho Williamson and Chris Bendtsen discuss how top social networks like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram rank among different age groups.

At Snap, Programmatic Is Working Even Amid Stalled User Growth

Aug 09, 2018

Snap Inc.'s share price stumbled Wednesday after the company disclosed user growth that failed to meet Wall Street expectations. But that reaction obscures gains for Snapchat's programmatic advertising platforms.

Social Media Effectiveness Roundup 2018

Aug 08, 2018

The amount of time individuals spend with social networks continues to increase, especially with the proliferation of newer platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. US adults averaged approximately 51 minutes of daily time with social networks in 2017. eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to help you reach social media users effectively.

In Switzerland, Instagram Adoption Is Rapid

Aug 01, 2018

Instagram’s user base in Switzerland has almost tripled since 2015, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast. More than half of social network users in the country, or 1.9 million people, will access the platform regularly in 2018.