Chris Snider teaches digital media in Des Moines, Iowa

Social media statistics

Trying to find the latest social media statistics for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. Here is my collection of articles on that subject.

Where to find updated overall social media statistics

Where to find latest numbers: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, tumblr.

Quarterly reports: Twitter, Facebook.

Latest updates

Feb. 9, 2017: Twitter’s monthly active users grew to 319 million, up from 317 million in the prior quarter.

Feb. 2, 2017: How many users does Snapchat have? Snapchat reportedly has 160 million daily active users in advance of its IPO.

Feb. 1, 2017: Facebook’s Q4 2016 numbers show it has 1.86 billion monthly active users and 1.23 billion daily active users. That’s up from 1.84 billion and 1.21 the previous quarter.

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Jan. 11, 2017: Instagram Stories has 150 million daily active users, out of a total Instagram user base of about 600 million.

Dec. 6, 2016: Musical.ly has 40 million monthly active users.

Oct. 13, 2016: Pinterest has 150 million monthly active users.

Oct. 6, 2016: Instagram stories have 100 million daily users.

Sept. 27, 2016: Facebook says there are 60 million businesses with pages and 4 million buy ads.

Sept. 26, 2016: Snapchat passes 60 million daily users in the U.S. and Canada.

August 26, 2016: Snapchat is on pace for 217 million users by end of 2017.

July 20, 2016: Facebook Messenger reaches 1 billion monthly active users.

June 21, 2016: Instagram now has 500 million users – and more than 300 of them use it every single day.

June 21, 2016: Twitter says video Tweets on the social network have increased by over 50% since the beginning of 2016.

June 2, 2016: Snapchat has a reported 150 million daily users, more than Twitter.

May 24, 2016: Snapchat is reportedly valued at $20 billion.

April 28, 2016: Snapchat now gets 10 billion video views per day.

March 4, 2016: Snapchat’s latest fundraising raise values them at $16 billion.

Feb. 24, 2016: Telegram reports that 100 million people use the free encrypted messaging app every month, up from 60 million people last May.

Feb. 23, 2016: Twitter says video views on Twitter grew by 220X from the end of 2014 to the end of 2015.

Feb. 9, 2016: Snapchat’s Super Bowl Sponsored Lens From Gatorade Had More Than 100 Million Views

Feb. 1, 2016: Facebook-owned WhatsApp now has 1 billion monthly active users. Thats up from 900 million three months ago.

Jan. 15, 2016: Twitter says 1.7 billion votes have been cast in Twitter polls since its launch in October.

Jan. 12, 2016: Snapchat has 7 billion video views per day, compared to 8 billion for Facebook.

Jan. 8, 2016: Facebook Messenger has 800 million monthly active users.

Nov. 8, 2015: Snapchat’s advertising page says it has more than 100 million daily active users.

Nov. 8, 2015: Snapchat gets 6 billion video views per day.

Nov. 5, 2015: Lots of updated stats from Facebook, including that 65.1% of monthly active users are on the site daily. More stats:

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Sept. 22, 2015: Instagram announced in a blog post that it now has more than 400 million monthly active users.

Sept. 2, 2015: Snapchat gets 4 billion video views per day.

Sept. 1, 2015: Instagram says more than 85 million people use Direct every month.

Aug. 24, 2015: For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day, according to Mark Zuckerberg.

May 26, 2015: Snapchat has nearly 100 million daily active users, CEO Evan Spiegel said on stage at Re/code’s Code Conference.

May 26, 2015: Snapchat reports that “more than 60 percent of 13- to 34-year-old smartphone users in the U.S. are active on the service and together view more than 2 billion videos a day,” via a Bloomberg article.

April 13, 2015: More than 40 million people watched the Coachella Snapchat story, according to Snapchat SEO Evan Spiegel in this Tweet:

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March 31, 2015: Pinterest turned 5 and released some stats via Twitter. Most interesting: doubled male user base in last year and 80% of traffic from mobile. Click the image below to see bigger.

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March 25, 2015: Facebook shared some numbers from its family of apps at its F8 conference. The Groups app has 700 million users, WhatsApp has 700 million, Facebook has 1.4 billion, messenger has 600 million and Instagram has 300 million. These numbers are the “user base,” so not necessarily monthly active users.

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March 16, 2015: Pinterest is valued at $11 billion.

Feb. 18, 2015: Snapchat is seeking investors at a $16-19 billion evaluation. The story also mentions that Snapchat users send more than 700 million disappearing “snaps” and view more than 500 million stories daily.

Feb. 5, 2015: Twitter reports it has 288 million monthly active users.

Feb. 5, 2014: LinkedIn says it has 347 million registered members.

Jan. 29, 2015: Facebook reports 1.39 billion monthly active users and 1.19 billion on mobile. Daily active users is at 890 million and daily mobile active users is 745 million.

Jan. 19, 2015: 8.5% of Twitter’s users are bots.

Dec. 10, 2014: Instagram announces that it has 300 million users who share 70 million photos and videos every day.

Nov. 10, 2014: Facebook Messenger app reaches 500 million users

Oct. 28, 2014: Twitter reports monthly active users at 284 million, with 80 percent on mobile.

Oct. 28, 2014: Facebook up to 1.35 billion monthly users and 1.12 billion on mobile.

Sept. 25, 2014: Who is using various social media networks.

Aug. 21, 2014: Tumblr’s About Page says that it now has 200 million blogs:

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Aug. 19, 2014: Wall Street Journal article says this about the number of Shapchat users: “comScore estimates 27 million people used the app on iPhones and Android phones in June, up from 11 million a year ago.”

Aug. 18, 2014: Facebook blog says 2.4 million videos related to the ice bucket challenge shared between June 1 – August 17.

Aug. 12, 2014: Snapchat is No. 3 social app among Millennials

Aug. 1, 2014: LinkedIn announces it has 313 million members.

June 30, 2014: Facebook announces it has 1.32 billion monthly active users and 1.07 billion mobile monthly active users

June 30, 2014: Twitter’s Average Monthly Active Users (MAUs) reported at 271 million, an increase of 24% year-over-year.

April 29, 2014: Twitter announced in earnings call that monthly active users is 255 million.

April 24, 2014: Pinterest mentioned in a blog post that is now has more than 30 billion pins.

April 23, 2014: Facebook announces it has 1 billion monthly mobile users (1.01 billion mobile monthly active users as of March 31, 2014).

April 18, 2014: LinkedIn reports that it has passed 300 million users.

March 26, 2014: Instagram announces it now has 200 million users.

March 26, 2014: Facebook has 1 billion active monthly users on mobile.

Feb. 5, 2014: Twitter reports that it has 241 million monthly active users and 184 million monthly active mobile users.

Jan. 2014: LinkedIn site says it has more than 259 million members in over 200 countries and territories.

Dec. 31, 2013: Facebook reports 945 million monthly active users on mobile products, 757 million daily active users on average in December 2013 and 1.23 billion monthly active users.

Dec. 12, 2013: 75 million people use Instagram daily.

Nov. 19, 2013: Snapchat reports user “receive” 400 million snaps per day. That’s as many photos as shared on Facebook and Instagram combined. Here’s a little more info on why this number is misleading.

Nov. 4, 2013: Here’s some more data on Twitter, including this: It has 232 million monthly active users, but 40% of them don’t actually tweet.

Nov. 2013: The Twitter Company Page reports these stats: 230+ million monthly active users, 500 million Tweets are sent per day, 76% of Twitter active users are on mobile, 77% of accounts are outside the U.S., Twitter supports 35+ languages.

Oct. 30, 2013: Facebook reports it has 728 million daily active users as of Sept. 2013 (up 25% year-over-year), 1.19 billion monthly active users as of Sept. 2013 (up 18% year-over-year), 874 million mobile monthly active user as of Sept. 2013 (up 45%) and 507 million mobile daily active users.

Oct. 29, 2013: Google+ has 540 million monthly active users and 300 million monthly active “in-stream” users.

Oct. 2013: Business Insider shared this list of the largest social networks in the world. More info here.

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Sept. 9, 2013: Snapchat CEO says users share 350 million photos a day.

Sept. 9. 2013: Instagram announces that it has 150 million users.

August 20, 2013: Vine announces (via twitter) that it has 40 million users. Article

 

August 13, 2013: More than 40% of Americans use Facebook every single day. 33% on mobile.

June 3, 2013: Twitter announces that Vine has more than 13 million users.

May 2, 2013: Facebook announces it has 751 million monthly active users on mobile as of the end of March.

March 26, 2013: Tumblr surpasses 100 million blogs.

March 20, 2013: YouTube announces it has more than a billion unique users every single month.

March 20, 2013: 50 Amazing Facts and Figures About Google

Feb. 27, 2013: Instagram announces on its blog that it has more than 100 million monthly active users.

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Feb. 22, 2013: Hitwise informs us that 8.48% of clicks from U.S. search engines go to Facebook.

Feb. 20, 2013: The Best Social Tools from Social Media Weekend

“Twitter’s Mark Luckie, manager of journalism and news, told the weekend crowd Twitter has 200 million active users a month tweeting more than 400 million times a day. That’s 1 billion tweets every two-and-a-half days. Similarly, Facebook’s Journalism Program manager, Vadim Lavrusik, says the site’s 1 billion monthly active users each share about 150 items every month. (Do the math!) That number has been doubling each year for the last four.”

Feb. 14, 2013: The Demographics of Social Media Users — 2012 (via Pew)

Jan. 9, 2013 – LinkedIn reaches 200 million members  and later made this infographic with more numbers.

December 2012 – Facebook announces it has more than one billion active users.

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