May 31, 2018 - Technology

Teens are losing interest in Facebook

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Teenagers aged 13 to 17 are losing interest in Facebook, with only 51% using the social media platform — a drop of 20 percentage points since 2015, according to a new study released Thursday by Pew Research Center.

The winner: YouTube is now said to be teens' most popular platform, with 85% saying they use it.

Other findings, per Pew's study conducted March 7–April 10, 2018:

  • 72% of teens said they are active users of Instagram.
  • 69% said they use Snapchat actively.
  • The popularity for Twitter is 32% among teens, while Reddit ranks among the lowest in teen usage at 7%.
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