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81% of the teenagers are using Instagram

Instagram is the most famous social media platform amongst teens. Instagram currently having around 1.4 billion active users is the most used amongs teenagers. TikTok on the other hand is a newer platform owned by ByteDance is the 2nd most popular platform among teenagers. TikTok have around 735 million active users but the speed with which the number of users are growing have made it a global sensation.

Teenagers have reduced use of facebook and are not interested in twitter according to a new survey. Instagram and TikTok are the favourites amongst teens. TikTok app has already overtaken Youtube app downloads becuase of its fame amonst teenagers. Facebook is also decreasing its popularity with time as the new applications and social media sites are attracting more and more teenagers.

A global survey of downloads in 2020 shows TikTok, a video-sharing app developed in China, on top of the list of social media providers for the first time since the study was first conducted in 2018.

As concern for personal privacy grows, Telegram, a messaging app that can delete posts, also ranked high during a year when social media use has been driven up by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

ByteDance launched the international version of TikTok in 2017, and has since overtaken Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger — all of which are Facebook owned — in downloads, even in the U.S.

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