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The most popular social apps on Android & IOS

Social networking has made it easier than ever to stay connected with friends and the global community at large. Most social networks allow you to do much more than just socialize, they fulfill the human need to connect. Social media giants know that enhancing user experience is the key to success hence they have evolved and adapted according to the digital age and demand making social media networks readily available on all Android & IOS mobile devices through Apps.

Most social networking platforms have been around for quite some time with promising newbies ever so often making a debut. Most traditional social media networks enjoy high popularity on the charts. Trending not so far below are a few other startups that are throttling to be right up there. Listed below are some of the most popular mobile social media networks. What are the most popular social apps available on IOS & Android?

Facebook: Founded in 2004, Facebook clearly leads the pack with a whopping 1.49 billion monthly active users and 968 million daily active users on an average. As per the official estimates, there are 1.31 billion mobile monthly active users and 844 million mobile daily active users on Facebook. 47% of all Internet users are on Facebook. Facebook can be considered a close synonym of social media where people connect with each other, share thoughts, links, images, and interests. Individuals use Facebook to support organizations and brands by becoming fans and liking their Facebook pages to stay updated about them.

Twitter:  Twitter reportedly has 316 million monthly active users globally who cumulatively send more than 500 million Tweets per day in more than 35 languages, cutting across the barriers of various nationalities. As per the company statistics, 80% of these 316 million users are active on mobile that accounts to approximately 253 million mobile monthly active users. At times, it becomes a challenge to express your emotions in 140 characters but at the same time the clear boundary helps keep each of your tweet morbidly simple as well as interesting. With the help of a user-friendly interface, a new profile can be created in a blink on Twitter.

WhatsApp: This cross-platform instant messaging service was established in the year 2009 and was acquired by Facebook in Feb 2014. The popular mobile messaging app proudly announced 900 Million monthly active users in September 2015. An interesting bit of trivia is that both the founders of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, and Brian Acton had applied for a job in Facebook and was rejected in 2009.

Instagram: Facebook owns this photo-sharing social networking service that enables users to take pictures and edit them with a selection of digital filters. Instagram has more than 400 Million monthly active users worldwide, and 80 million photos and videos are shared daily through Instagram. Instagram is a big hit among the youth, 53% of internet users aged 18-29 use Instagram.

SnapChat: SnapChat is a quick and fun mobile conversation platform. Click a picture, add a caption and share it with a friend, after your friend views the Snap it disappears from the screen unless you quickly take a screenshot. SnapChat has more than 100 million active monthly users and steadily growing. In May 2014, SnapChat reported 700 million photos sent per day on the app, with 500 million SnapChat Stories.

WeChat: WeChat is a popular mobile messaging app first released in 2011, in its home market of China as Wexin. Later it was rebranded as WeChat and launched for international audiences in 2012. It steadily gained popularity and in this day WeChat has 600 Million monthly active users.

Social media networks started off only with a couple of players that have now skyrocketed by another superior technology – smartphones. The name of the game is changing. Each day new and promising social networking platforms are flooding the market; mobile users have a buffet of choices. What are the social networking platforms that you use to stay connected on your IOS & Android phone?

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