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Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites

Maybe you know the top 3 or even the top 5 social networking sites, but do you know what’s happening behind them?

We have compiled a list with 15 most popular sites worldwide. The findings are based on original research which are further. New social media sites are coming and going but these have stood the test of time. We update this list of social media sites with new data as it becomes available. The data in this list combines global and US social media visitors. The actual numbers of monthly visitors are gathered from different sites. We bring you the latest data out there.


Top Social Networking Sites

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Last updated: November 13, 2016

Social network

Monthly Visitors

Facebook 1,790,000,000
YouTube 1,000,000,000
Instagram 500,000,000
Twitter 313,000,000
Reddit 234,000,000
Vine(shut down soon) 200,000,000
Ask.fm 160,000,000
Tumblr 115,000,000
Flickr 112,000,000
Google+ 111,000,000
LinkedIn 106,000,000
Pinterest 100,000,000
VK 90,000,000
ClassMates 57,000,000
Meetup 27,500,000

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And wait, we have news for you! There is some indication that a new social network might take the to spot. YouTube might be taking over Facebook in unique monthly visitors:

YouTube2 – Compete Rank | 2 – Alexa Rank
Facebook3 – Compete Rank | 3 – Alexa Rank


If you want to find out more about how powerful video is predicted to become, check out this infographic!

You can also take a look at our interactive graph
Top 10 Social Networking Sites by Market Share of Visits [USA]

Top Social Networking Apps

With the growing popularity of mobile social networking, we have also created a list of 10 leading social apps globally. These apps are in fierce competition with the main social sites already!

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Here are top 10 social networks apps worldwide as of November 13, 2016:

top most popular social networking apps graph

Social Networking App

Monthly Visitors

WhatsApp (owned by Facebook) 1,000,000,000
Messenger (owned by Facebook) 1,000,000,000
QQ Chat 899,000,000
WeChat 806,000,000
QZone 652,000,000
Instagram (owned by Facebook) 500,000,000
Viber 249,000,000
LINE 218,000,000
Snapchat 200,000,000
YY 122,000,000

For smaller networks check List of virtual communities with more than 100 million active users from Wikipedia.

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