NBC News reports:
Facebook, one of the most popular social networks for many, has fallen sharply in popularity among younger users, according to a new Pew Research Center survey… The share of 13- to 17-year-olds who say they use Facebook has dropped. from 71% in a 2015 study to 32% today, Pew found.
As Facebook’s popularity declines, YouTube has become the dominant platform among teenagers, who also use social media apps like TikTok, Snapchat, and [Meta-owned] Instagram… While Facebook still beats Twitter among Gen Z teens, Snapchat and Instagram have eclipsed its popularity. According to Pew, 62 percent of teens use Instagram and 59 percent use Snapchat. TikTok is also ahead of Facebook in popularity, with 67% of respondents saying they use the app for short videos, according to Pew…
The most popular platform among 13- to 17-year-olds is YouTube, used by 95% of teens, the study found.
There is an interesting graph showing the trends in the Pew announcement. It’s a convenient way of thinking that Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler use have declined over the past seven years — while Instagram and Snapchat use has increased.
But YouTube soars above all with 95% usage.