Social Media apps are changing the way people communicate and do business with each other.
Social media technology is a biggest technology advancement that totally changed the way people communicate, share information in the 21st century.
Most popular social media apps of 2017
Here I have compiled a list of the most popular social media apps that are most used in the year 2017.
Facebook is the leading social media app in the world as of 2017 with a registered user base of 2 billion people which is 1/4th of the entire population in the world. More than just communication, Mark Zuckerberg’s app has features for business, information, news, sharing and many more.
Youtube, owned by Google has a user base of 1 billion people is more of a place for entertainment. Users can post videos for free removing the barrier that stood between publishing companies and common places. Thousands of people are posting creative content everyday that have good quality giving them a closer opportunity to make it in the big media.
WhatsApp is an instant messaging app which was acquired by facebook a couple of years ago which is the most highly used IM app in the world. It has a sleek, simple design which is fast, secure and carries good usability. Also, new versions have audio and video calling features which makes the app more useful as well.
Messenger by Facebook
Messenger is the instant messaging application developed by Facebook with a number of 1.2 Billion registered users. Also, this app works along with facebook as well as an individual application.
WeChat is a Chinese social media application developed by Tencent which has instant messaging, commerce and payment services features. It has 963 million monthly active users. Its very famous on the eastern part of the world around regions of China and other countries.
Instagram is the biggest photo sharing application in the social media sector which now allows sharing videos as well. Instagram was acquired by Facebook in April 2012 for approximately US$ 1 billion in cash and stock.The user base was 700 million as of April 2017.
Twitter is the most famous online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, “tweets”, restricted to 140 characters. The registered users can post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. As of 2017, twitter has around 400 million monthly active users.
Snapchat is the biggest guy in the image messaging application developed by Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy. Snapchat focuses on the area of shared media that is available for viewing for a specified amount of time before it becomes inaccessible. Initially, this app focused on private messaging but as the company grew, users can also publish their media content for public as well. Also, the company became public in 2017.
As of May 2017, Snapchat has 166 million daily active users.
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