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Facebook No Longer The Dominant Social Media Platform For Teens

Facebook No Longer The Dominant Social Media Platform For Teens

That might explain why 45% of teens said they're online "almost constantly", a stat that has nearly doubled since the 2015 survey. None of the major social media platforms can now be considered a clear victor among teenagers. According to a Pew Research Report released today, Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube are now more popular than Facebook, a social network with more than two billion monthly active users worldwide.

53% percent of females send text/messages to each other compared to 41% of male teens who also do the same. Meanwhile, 51 per cent of teens now say they use Facebook.

These are some of the main findings from the Center's survey of U.S. teens conducted in March and April 2018.

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Just 36 percent of teens in families making above $75,000 report using that service, the report states. 35 percent of the teens said that they use Snapchat more than any other social media platform. That is a 20 percent drop since 2015, the last time the firm surveyed the social media habits of teenagers.

Meanwhile, as per the effects of social media on their lives, nearly a third of those surveyed said that the effect was mostly positive, while a quarter said it was mostly negative.

However, lower-income teenagers are more likely to use Facebook. Of course, YouTube is a social platform and people do upload their videos but it mostly comes under the category, which houses Netflix, Spotify, and Twitch.

Google+ and Vine, which were used by 33 percent and 24 percent of teens respectively in the 2014-15 survey, weren't even included in the latest report.

YouTube has stolen Facebook's former dominance over teens, with 85% of them preferring the video-sharing platform. Pew found that half of teenage girls fall into the group of constant internet users, while 39% of teenage boys said they fell into that group.

This is not the first study to indicate that teens are leaving Facebook.

Usage of the internet has gone up overall among teenagers, with 45 percent reporting that they use it almost constantly, compared to just 24 percent three years ago.


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