Really, what are some of the most popular social media sites in the world?
You guessed it right.
Well, there are many of them. And guess what, they all doing a great job at keeping people connected with friends and family.
I mean with a tool like Facebook, folks who lost connection and traction with each other while going to high school, can once again reunite and laugh out loud about old memories.
Asides the fact that social media platforms helps to reunite and connect friends and families together, it is also a great channel/tool for those looking to run or grow their business online.
I mean with Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, Pinterest Ads, or even linkedIn Ads, you could reach a more larger audience of people who you otherwise wouldn’t reach if you are not on or using some of these social networking sites.
In this blog post, I have decided to share with you top 10 social media sites list for 2019 – and some heads up about how to truly take advantage of some of the business growth and earning potential many of these social media platforms have in store for YOU!
Top 10 Social Media Sites List for 2019
This is easily the largest social networking site in the world and one of the most widely used. And, Facebook was perhaps the first that surpassed the landmark of 1 billion user accounts.
Apart from the ability to network with friends and relatives, you can also access different Facebook apps to sell online and you can even market or promote your business, brand and products by using paid Facebook ads.
Recently Facebook has lost the trust of millions of its users by allowing 3rd parties to access over 87 million users’ personal data. This is a massive breech of trust and has created a feeling of unrest amongst the social media platform’s audience. So much so that there is now a #deletefacebook campaign where people are completely removing themselves from Facebook and using other networks instead.
While there are several other social media sites as alternatives for Facebook, I still believe none of them can truly compete against Facebook in terms of growth and results.
Number of active users per month: 2.38 billion approximately
YouTube is the world’s largest video-sharing social networking site that enables users to upload and share videos, view them, comment on them and like them. This social network is accessible across the globe and even enables users to create a YouTube channel where they can upload all their personally recorded videos to showcase to their friends and followers.
Number of active users per month: 2 billion approximately
Despite having been acquired by Facebook in 2014, this instant messaging platform exists as an independent entity.
It arrived on the scene much later than Facebook, but has been able to capture the imagination of millions of people across the world by giving them the ability to communicate and share instantly with individuals and groups. The WhatsApp call feature is just the icing on the cake!
And to add to that, the WhatsApp Social Media App makes it extremely easy to sell anything online and make a lot of money with your talents and skills. I mean with WhatsApp, unlike other social media sites, you can run one-on-one conversations with your clients or even do group trainings.
Guy’s like Emeka Nobis, Speaker Sam, John Obidi, Caroline Wabara makes crazy money by simply tapping into the power of WhatsApp to connect and chat with folks, whether fun or business related.
Number of active users per month: 1.6 billion approximately
If you are conversant with social media trends, you would have seen or heard people talking about Chatbots. With the rise of Chatbot, many companies are now making use of Facebook Messenger as a customer service tool to stay up-to-date with their clients or prospective clients.
Top companies like Food Network or even Tech Crunch make use of Facebook Messenger for better, easy, and fast marketing communication, which then helps them to drive quality and targeted referral traffic via the slick social media platform.
Number of active users per month: 1.3 billion approximately
This is an all-in-one communications app for messaging and calling (similar to WhatsApp) that enables you to connect with the people of your choice. It was also developed by Tencent in China and can easily work alongside QQ. As per the BI intelligence report, the number of WeChat users are fast catching up with the number of WhatsApp users.
I have used WeChat in the past, and I can categorically tell you I loved it. Now, that I’m writing this post on the top 10 social media sites in 2019, maybe I’d finally tap into the power of WeChat to grow my business. ?
Number of active users per month: 1.112 billion approximately
Instagram was launched as a unique social networking platform that was completely based on sharing photos and videos. This photo sharing social networking app thus enables you to capture the best moments of your life, with your phone’s camera or any other camera, and convert them into works of art.
This is possible because Instagram allows you to apply multiple filters to your photos and you can easily post them to other popular social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. It is now part of the Facebook empire. Learn how to create Instagram highlights with Adobe Spark Post.
With about a billion active users on Instagram, you know that social media sites have come to stay!
Number of active users per month: 1 billion approximately
Tencent QQ (more popularly known as QQ) is an instant messaging (chat-based) social media platform. It became international (with more than 80 countries using it), after it was launched in China.
It can be used to stay in touch with friends through texts, video calls and voice chats. It even has a built-in translator to translate your chats.
Number of active users per month: 823 million approximately
Bonus: Social Media Sites I Personally Made Use of in 2019
This social media platform enables you to submit content and later vote for the content. The voting determines whether the content moves up or down, which is ultimately organized based on the areas of interest (known as subreddits).
Number of active users per month: 330 million approximately
This instant messaging network is similar to WhatsApp and is available across platforms in more than eight languages. However, Telegram has always focused more on the privacy and security of the messages you send over the internet by using its platform. So, it empowers you to send messages that are encrypted and self-destructive. This encryption feature has only just been made available for WhatsApp, whereas Telegram has always provided it.
Number of active users per month: 100 million approximately
LinkedIn is easily one of the most popular professional social media sites or apps and is available in over 20 languages. It is used across the globe by all types of professionals and serves as an ideal platform to connect with different businesses, locate and hire ideal candidates, and more. It boasts over 400 million members.
Number of active users per month: 310 million approximately
This is a photo sharing and visual bookmarking social media site or app that enables you to find new ideas for your projects and save them. So, you can do DIY tasks or home improvement projects, plan your travel agenda and so on by using Pinterest.
Number of active users per month: 210 million approximately
This social media site enables you to post short text messages (called tweets), containing a limited number of characters (up to 280), to convey your message to the world. With the growing craze for online shopping, Twitter also makes it possible to promote your businesses and even shop directly through tweets.
Number of active users per month: 330 million approximately
Wrapping Up: Top 7 Social Media Sites in 2019!
That’s it, the popular social media sites in 2019!
As a business or individual, which ones of these popular social mediaplatforms did you make use of this year?
Does it fit well into your Social Media Strategy?
If yes, what are some of the ways you used and benefitted from using these social media sites?
By all means share your thoughts with ME in the comment box below. ?
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