Top Social Networks with the Most Users in 2024

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News Team

Social media has become one of the most popular tools used by people all over the world. With over 5 billion users across all existing apps, this marks a 5.6% increase from 2023.

February 4th marks the 20th anniversary of Facebook, and in celebration, the portal We Are Social released a report on social networks and their user numbers. Despite not being the most popular in 2024, Facebook remains the most used, with the highest number of users. In 2023, it gained 2.958 billion users, a 1.65% increase from 2022, and surpassed 3 billion users at the beginning of 2024. Mark Zuckerberg’s group also owns other popular platforms such as WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger.

The most used social networks in the world are as follows:
– Facebook: 3.049 billion users
– YouTube: 2.491 billion users
– WhatsApp: 2 billion users
– Instagram: 2 billion users
– TikTok: 1.562 billion users
– WeChat: 1.336 billion users
– FB Messenger: 979 million users
– Telegram: 800 million users
– Douyin: 752 million users
– Snapchat: 750 million users

Facebook was founded at Harvard University by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. It started with the ambition of expanding beyond the university environment and sought funding from investment funds.

Key events in Facebook’s history include:
– October 2003: Creation of Facemash
– February 2004: Launch of Facebook at Harvard
– 2006: Facebook opens to the general public
– 2008: Launch of Facebook Connect platform
– 2010: Surpasses 500 million active users
– 2012: IPO
– 2014: Surpasses 1 billion active users
– 2018: Surpasses 2 billion active users
– 2023: Surpasses 2.9 billion active users

Social media has become an integral part of people’s lives, with Facebook leading the way in terms of user numbers and influence. As technology continues to advance, it’s likely that social media will only continue to grow in popularity and importance.

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