55+ Crazy Social Media Facts and Statistics (2021): To Amaze You Like Never Before

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55+ Crazy Social Media Facts and Statistics (2021): To Amaze You Like Never Before
Smriti Razdan
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Social Media is the heartbeat of Internet Users! No one can deny this statement. From the time we wake up to the time we go to sleep, our world revolves around Facebook, Instagram, and many more such amazing apps. But do you some awesome facts about them? Probably no. So what are you waiting for? Read this article on Crazy Social Media Facts and Statistics. 

A recent report has found that more than 55% of the world’s population uses the internet. That is the Crazy we are talking about! Almost all the platforms have digital marketing and all kinds of online shopping, and a lot of people are making money through them. It surely has opened uncountable job and business opportunities. Want to know more? Stay Tuned! 

Every day, 3.5 billion images and more than 720,000 hours of video are shared on social media. We spend a lifetime average of 5 years and 3 months on social media. Crazy Enough? Read more.

You haven’t read about the facts until now. All of them are divided according to their platforms. Give them a good read.  

55+ Interesting Social Media Facts and Statistics of 2021

All the information provided in the points below is gathered from various sources of data research analytics. Curious? 

1. Statistics of the Most Popular Social Media Platforms

Social Media Facts and Statistics
Source: The Venus Concept

A report of datareportal.com says that out of the whole 7.9 Billion, 4.33 billion people use social media at the start of 2021, which is like 55% of the total global population. Crazy! Right? 

Following are the monthly active users of the most popular social media platforms-

  • Facebook: 2.797 billion
  • Whatsapp:  2 billion 
  • Twitter: 396 million
  • Instagram: 1.287 billion
  • Snapchat:  528 million
  • YouTube: 2.291 billion
  • TikTok: 732 million
  • Pinterest: 459 million
  • LinkedIn: 62 million users
  • Reddit: 430 million

2. Social Media Facts and Statistics for Digital Marketing 

Digital Marketing: Social Media Facts and Statistics
Source: Reader Comments
  • People of the age of 18-34, are the major users who follow the brands they like and support these brands, unknowingly. So target this audience specifically more.
  • Talking about audiences between the age of 18 and 34, YouTube’s reach is better than any other cable network.
  • More than 60% of Social Media consumers want easier customer service and support.
  • 33% of Social Media Consumers would prefer to contact the brand online than by phone call.
  • In the last 30 days, one out of five of the world’s population bought something online.
  • Right now, more than 50% of the whole web traffic is coming from mobile phones. 
  • Around 80% of the consumers buy a commodity suggested by their family and friends.
  • Besides the fact that the number of users on LinkedIn is increasing, its user activity is still lower than Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. 
  • TikTok users, on average, spend about an hour every day on the app.

Also, read 9 Instagram Follower Tracking Apps 2021 [Best Unfollow Apps]

3. Google Facts and Statistics

Google Facts: Social Media Facts and Statistics
Source: Built In Chicago

Social Media Facts For Google are-

  • 3.5 billion searches are processed by Google in a single day. 
  • People visited Google, more than 62.19 billion times in the last year.
  • The term that is searched the most on Google is ‘youtube’, the second-most searched tern is ‘facebook’, the third most searched term is ‘google’ and the fourth most searched term is ‘whatsapp web’.
  • In the US, more than 62% of Google’s search traffic, comes from mobile phones.
  • In Aug 2013, only for 5 minutes, Google was unreachable, and that reduced the global internet usage by 40%. That’s Huge!
  •  In 1997 Google wanted to see the search engine to Yahoo for only $2 million. I’m glad that didn’t happen.
  • Google’s first tweet was “I’m feeling lucky”. It was written in binary code. 

Fun Social Media Fact: Almost 7.2% of traffic comes from people searching the term ‘Google’ on Google. Weirdos! I hope you aren’t one of them. Fingers crossed.

4. Facebook Facts and Statistics

Facebook Facts: Social Media Facts and Statistics
Source: cfr.org

Social Media Facts For Facebook are-

  • More than 69% of the US population uses Facebook.
  • Facebook recently deleted 1.3 fake accounts.
  •  There are 1.3 billion active users on Facebook Messenger in a single month.
  • Facebook is only the World’s third most popular site after Google and YouTube.
  • Overall, 75% of the World’s women use Facebook, on the other hand only 63% of the World’s men use Facebook. Women use more Facebook than men.
  • India with 260 million users has the highest number of Facebook users in the world. 

Also, check out What Is Better Instagram or Facebook in 2021?

5. Twitter Facts and Statistics

Twitter facts: Social Media Facts and Statistics
Source: MuseumNext

Social Media Facts For Twitter are-

  • Tweets that include 1-2 hashtags have 21% more engagement. 
  • In a minute, 350,000 people tweet on average.
  • There are approximately 390 million Twitter accounts that have zero followers. 
  • The most followed Twitter account is of Barack Obama.
  • Former name of Twitter was Friendstalker and Twwtr.
  • Twitter’s Bird that is seen in the logo has a name. Its name is Larry Bird. 

Also, read Top 10 Most Followed Accounts on Twitter

6. Instagram Facts and Statistics

Instagram facts: Social Media Facts and Statistics
Source: Bolgo

Social Media Facts For Instagram are-

  • More than 300 million photos get uploaded to Instagram every day.
  •  A total of 40 billion photos are already shared on Instagram. 
  • Just like Facebook, Instagram is used by more women than men. The percentages are 38% and 26% respectively.
  • More than 50 billion photos and videos are shared on IG since its first day of creation.
  • The most widely and wildly Instagram food is Pizza, followed by Steak and Sushi.
  • It is the fastest growing social media platform with a growth of 5% per quarter.

Also, read 20 Most Liked Posts on Instagram 2021 [Updated List]

7. Snapchat Facts and Statistics

Snapchat Facts: Social Media Facts and Statistics
Source: Quora

Social Media Facts For Snapchat are-

  • More than 60% of Snapchat users are under 25.
  • Almost 73% of the US population between the age of 18 and 24 use Snapchat.
  • The average advertising reach of Snapchat is 528 million.
  • Out of all the US population in the age between 13-24 use Snapchat. 
  • The swipe-up rate of Snapchat is 5x Higher than any other Social Media platform. 
  • The original name of Snapchat was Picaboo. Isn’t it Cute!

Also, read 30+ Most Liked Videos on YouTube [UPDATED 2021]

8. YouTube Facts and Statistics

YouTube Facts: Social Media Facts and Statistics
Source: Space Coast Daily

Social Media Facts For YouTube are-

  • 1 billion hours of videos are being watched on YouTube every day.
  • YouTube is available for streaming in over 80 different languages worldwide.
  •  YouTube is the most popular digital video consumption platform as around 90% of US viewers use YouTube.
  • Out of all the internet users, 79% own a YouTube account. 
  • Whatever you watch on YouYube, more than 70% of that is due to YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. 

9. Pinterest Facts and Statistics

Pinterest Facts: Social Media Facts and Statistics
Source: TeeSpy

Social Media Facts For Pinterest are-

  • The majority of users on Pinterest are females (71%).
  • Out of all the consumers of Pinterest, 83% buy a commodity after seeing the Brand’s Content on the app.
  • It is the only social media app that made it to the top 10 relevant brands in the US.  
  • 98% of Pinterest users have tried the things they saw on the app.
  • If someone else showcases your product, chances are your sales will hike up to 67%.

10. LinkedIn Facts and Statistics

LinkedIn Facts: Social Media Facts and Statistics
Source: Howard Kingston

Social Media Facts For LinkedIn are-

  • An average CEO on LinkedIn has 930 LinkedIn Connections.
  • 25% of the US adult population use LinkedIn and out of that 44% are women.
  • LinkedIn’s first share in public traded at $45.
  • Around 44% of the overall LinkedIn users earn $75,000 per annum. 
  • Two new members join LinkedIn every second. 
  • There are a total of 660 Million users on LinkedIn. 

Wrapping Up

Gathering all these social media facts and statistics was definitely a task. One has to look for various leads and verify them. I assure you all of these are as true as they can be. If you have any query reach out to us or just comment below. We will be more than glad to hear from your side. Ciao!

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