Top 14 List of Social Media Apps in 2019: We can’t deny the effect social media is having in our lives recently. People are always on the internet looking for ways to connect with friends and family. We now live in a world of digitisation, which is further evident with the numerous social networking platforms and apps out there. It’s estimated that about 2.6 billion people make use of social media sites and apps.
Trying to make a list of social media apps can be tedious but it’s something we’ll do in this article. Meanwhile, we won’t be able to cover every social media app on the internet. There are so many apps out there and more are being developed daily. So we’ll probably try to stick with the popular social media apps. We hope you’ll enjoy reading our top 14 list of social media apps in 2019.
NOTE: The monthly active user’s figures posted in this article is for the mobile app only.
You can’t make a top 14 list of social media apps in 2019 and not have Facebook as the number one on your list. The social networking app is the biggest right now on the internet. Facebook was the first to surpass the 1 billion user account threshold. The Facebook app boost about 1.59 billion monthly active users.
WhatsApp messenger is arguably the best messaging app right now. This is why Facebook was adamant on buying the company. And in 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion. WhatsApp allows users to communicate and share images and short videos with friends. The app is super neat and organized, which is one of its selling points. The WhatsApp messenger has about 1.5 billion monthly active users.
The Facebook app is different from the Facebook messenger, which is why we have come up with this sort of listing. Just like every other messaging apps, Facebook Messenger allows you to interact with your friends and family. The messaging apps have around 1.3 billion monthly active users.
WeChat is developed by Tencent in China. It’s among the most popular messaging app in Asia and it’s very similar to WhatsApp. Definitely worth being in the list of social media apps with over 980 million monthly active users.
Instagram is a unique social media platform mainly based on sharing photos and videos. It has a website version but the mobile app version is dominating. The app boost of about 800 million monthly active users and makes our top 14 list of social media apps in 2019.
QQ is also known as Tencent QQ and is an instant messaging app based in China. The chat-based platform has now grown international and it’s now used in over 80 countries. It features an inbuilt translator, which helps translate chats. QQ chat has about 781 million monthly active users.
Just like WeChat and QQ, QZone is developed by Tencent in China. The social networking service enables users to share photos, videos, write blogs and listen to music. It boasts around 652 million monthly active users.
Weibo is a popular microblogging social network service developed by Sina in China. The app is much similar to Twitter and has about 382 million monthly active users.
Twitter allows users to share short text messages known as tweets to their timeline. The social networking app is one of the best microblogging apps out there. Twitter has about 264 million monthly active users.
Viber is popular for its text and voice messaging abilities. The top 14 list of social media apps in 2019 won’t be complete without Viber in it. The social app is available in over 30 different languages. With a feature called “Viber Out”, you can call non-Viber users on the phone. Viber has around 249 million monthly active users.
LINE is a social network app for sharing photos, videos, text and audio messages. This app makes it into our top 14 list of social media apps in 2019 with its 218 million monthly active users.
Snapchat is one of the most popular apps among teens and takes the 10th spot in our top 14 list of social media apps in 2019. The social media platform enables users to upload photos and videos in the form of stories. It now boasts of about 200 million monthly active users.
YouTube is one of the leading social video-sharing platforms. The website has about 1.9 billion monthly active users. But only around 190 million make use of the app version.
YY is a video-based sharing social network app in China. The group chat can have as much as 50,000 members at a time, which is pretty impressive. In the app, users can earn virtual currency, which can later be converted to cash. YY has approximately 122 million monthly active users.
Other notable mentions
- Baidu Tieba
- VKontakte (VK)
Finally, this is how far we can go for now. We have compiled a list of social media apps, which totals to about 24 social media apps. Let us know what you think about them in the comment section down below.