What are the Popular Social Networks Worldwide in 2020 amidst the Covid19 Pandemic?


In account of the constant presence of social media in the lives of users, social networks have a strong social impact. So a research was done by Statisa and the result was released in October 2020. Here is the list of social media sites that is very helpful to know in order to maximize your brand reach on these platforms and engage with the right audience and achieve your business goals.

Top 5 Most Popular Social Networks Worldwide

1. Facebook – it is a website which allows users to connect with family, friends, work colleagues or people they do not know online. It allows people to share information and share parts of their personality, helps communicate and share parts of their identity with each other in a way that they’re comfortable with.

Zucherberg, the founder of Facebook, in his statement at an interview in march 4, 2009 “The idea is that these connections—whether friendships, affiliations or interests—exist already in the real world, and all we’re trying to do is map them out. We believe that connecting people to their friends is just the beginning, and we’re working hard on making Facebook a place for people to connect with and keep track of all the interests in their lives”.

According to Statista research result, it is the first social network that surpassed 1 billion monthly active users (Statista).

2. Youtube – it is a video sharing platform that allows users to watch online videos for free. It also allows users to create and upload their own videos to share. Due to the sheer number of videos on Youtube, this has become so popular worldwide. It has 2 billion active monthly active users (Statista).


3. Whatsapp –  it is a text and voice messaging app which is owned by Facebook and that was launched in 2009. This Facebook-owned app is easy to use and has become one of the most popular messaging services in the world. This works in various mobile device and computer. Whatsapp is equal to Youtube in the statistics, 2 billion active users per month (Statista).


4. Facebook Messenger – a messaging feature built into Facebook and it is a free downloadable application. It is not only used as instant texting space but sharing photos, videos and audio recordings also. This messenger has 1.3 billion active users, almost 50% less than it’s website (Statista).


5. Weixin / WeChat – it is a Chinese multi-purpose app developed by Tencent. It also offers users the possibility to do mobile payment, from ordering food to sending money to other users or from major supermarkets to the smallest of vendors. WeChat has many other features / programs to offer and with 1.2billion active users every month (Statista).



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