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Anisha M JosephJan. 4, 2020


2019 has been an exciting year with new challenges,developments and so much more! Social media are very interactive and computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks. Social media sites have also grown in numbers by leaps and bounds. As per the statistics revealed on Statista, approximately 2 billion clients used social networking sites and apps in 2015. And, with the increased use of mobile devices, this number is likely to cross the 2.6 billion mark by 2018. In 2019, Merriam-Webster defined "social media" as "forms of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which clients create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (such as videos). So, in this page, we check some of the most popular social media sites that are being explored by the world today. Here you could understood the importance of social media today.


Most popular social media networks are,


1 – Facebook34 – ReverbNation

2 – WhatsApp35 – Flixster

3 - QQ36 – Care2

4 – WeChat37 – CafeMom

5 – QZone38 – Ravelry

6 – Tumblr39 – Nextdoor

7 – Instagram40 – Wayn

8 – Twitter41 – Cellufun

9 – Google+42 – YouTube

10 – Baidu Tieba43 – Vine

11 – Skype44 – Classmates

12 – Viber45 – MyHeritage

13 – Sina Weibo46 – Viadeo

14 – LINE47 – Xing

15 – Snapchat48 – Xanga

16 – YY49 – LiveJournal

17 – VKontakte (VK)50 – Friendster

18 – Pinterest51 – Funny or Die

19- LinkedIn52 – Gaia Online

20 – Telegram53 – We Heart It

21 – Reddit54 – Buzznet

22 – Taringa2355 – DeviantArt

23 – Foursquare56 – Flickr

24 – Renren57 – MeetMe

25 – Tagged58 – Meetup

26 – Badoo 59 – Tout

27 – Myspace60 – Mixi

28 – StumbleUpon61 – Douban

29 – The Dots62 – Vero

30 – Kiwibox63 – Quora

31 – Skyrock64 – Spreely

32 – Delicious65 – Discord

33 – Snapfish66 – TikTok


Learn More About Some Popular Social Media Sites


1 – Facebook


This is easily the biggest social networking site in the world and one of the most widely used.

Also, Facebook was maybe the primary that surpassed the milestone of 1 billion client accounts. Recently Facebook has lost the trust of millions of its users by allowing 3rd parties to access over 87 million users’ personal data.

Some features are,


1. Website Conversion Campaigns

2. Behavior Targeting

3. Interest Targeting

4. Demographic Targeting

5. Custom Audiences

6. Engagement Ads on Wall Posts

7. Video Ads

8. Lead Ads

Number of active users per month is 1.59 billion approximately.


2 – WhatsApp


This is the most popular and user friendly social networking site in the world and It reached 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 excellent.

And other features are,


1. “Catch Up” on Group Chats (And More)

2. Delete Messages to “Unsend” Mistakes

3. Check Which Chats Are Using Up Storage Space

4. Share Your Live Location

5. Set a WhatsApp Status

6. Two-Factor Authentication

7. Change Numbers and Keep Your WhatsApp Data

Number of active users per month is 1 billion approximately.


3- QQ


Tencent QQ (more popularly known as QQ) is an instant messaging (chat-based) social media platform. And 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. To find out more, head over to our Chinese Social Media stats page.



4 – WeChat


WeChat is a messaging app. With over 889 million active users, WeChat is China’s equivalent to WhatsApp or Line and is the fastest growing ChatApp in the World.

This is an all-in-one communications app for messaging and calling that enables you to connect with the people of your choice.It is similar to WatsApp.

Related article: WeChat keyboard shortcuts



5 – QZone


QZone is another social networking service developed by Tencent. It enables you to share photos, watch videos, listen to songs, write blogs, maintain diaries and so on. It also empowers you to select the accessories and customize the look and feel of your QZone webpages.



6 – Tumblr


Tumblr serves as a social media cum micro blogging platform that can be used to find and follow things that you like. You can also use it to post anything, including multimedia, to a short-form blog. And also, it gives you the flexibility to customize almost everything.



7 – Instagram


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 helps you to capture the beautiful moments of your life, with your phone’s camera or any other camera, and convert them into works of different art. Instagram allows that to apply multiple filters to our photos and we can easily post them to other popular social networking sites, such as Facebook,make a status in WatsApp and Twitter. It is now part of the Facebook empire.

And other features are,


1. Questions stickers

2. Music stickers

3. Shoppable tags

4. Sharing feed posts in Stories


Read more on Instagram Tools to help you increase social engagement and audience numbers.

Number of active users per month is 400 million approximately.


8 – Twitter


This social networking site help you to post short text messages, containing a limited number of characters (up to 140), to post 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.

And other features are,


1. Enable grouping of friends and followers

2. Auto Complete in Tweets

3. Text links in tweets

4. Tweets-threading

5. Allow Tweets directed to a group of people (“group tweet”)

6. Display meta data through hover tooltips

Number of active users per month is 320 million approximately.


9 – Google+


This is the interest-based social networking platform helps you to stay in touch with people by sharing messages, photos, videos, useful links to sites and so on. It also support for video conferencing through Hangouts and allows businesses to promote their brands and products through Google+ business pages.



10 – Baidu Tieba


Baidu Tieba is a social forum network based on the keyword searches in the Baidu search engine. This discussion forum works on the unique concept of allowing you to create a social network group for a specific topic, using the search, or even to join an existing online social group.



11 – Skype


Skype, owned by Microsoft, It is one of the most popular and user friendly communication-based social networking platforms. It helps you to connect with people through voice calls, video calls (using a webcam) and text messaging. You can even conduct group conference calls. And, the best part is that Skype-to-Skype calls are free and can be used to communicate with anyone, located in any part of the world, over the internet.

And other features are,


1. Instant messaging and chat history

2. Calls between Skype and landline / mobile phone numbers

3. Skype Premium

4. Voicemail

5. Video calling and screen sharing

6. SMS text messaging

7. Wireless hotspot network access

8. Application features

Number of active users per month is 300 million approximately.


12 – Viber


This multi-lingual social platform, it is available in more than 30 languages,It helps you for instant text messaging and voice messaging capabilities. You can also share photos and videos and audio messages, using Viber. It offers you the ability to call non-Viber users through a feature named Viber Out.

Some features are,


1. Enable Smart Notifications

2. Switch Between Conversations Quickly

3. Block And Unblock Mobile Contact Numbers On Viber

4. Hide Seen And Online Status

5. Turn off Notifications

6. Turn Off Light Screen For Messages

7. Delete Messages In A Conversation

8. Change WiFi Sleep Policy



13 – Sina Weibo


This is a highly popular microblogging social media platform in China that is known for its hybrid mix of Twitter’s and Facebook’s features.

Number of active users per month is 222 million approximately.


14 – LINE


LINE is a globally available messaging social network that helps you to share photos, videos, text messages and even audio messages or files. And also, it allows you to make voice and video calls at any time of the day.



15 – Snapchat


Snapchat is a multimedia messaging app used globally, created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown,former students at Stanford University, and developed by Snap Inc., originally Snapchat Inc.

One of the principal features of Snapchat is that pictures and messages are usually only available for a short time before they become inaccessible to their recipients.

Some features are,


1. Snap Ads

2. Measure and optimize campaigns

3. Draw geofence

4. Campaign dashboard

5. Performance tracking

6. Campaign results

7. Creative library

8. Custom audiences

9. Instant messaging

10. Video streaming

11. Filters

12. Lenses

13. Full-screen vertical video ads with attachments

14. Audio

15. Snap publisher (video editing suite)

It allows you to explore news and even check out live stories that are happening around the world.


16 – YY


YY is a major video-based social networking platform in China that enables group video chats. In such chats, more than 100,000 members can watch a single person doing an activity. Such an activity can be anything from giving a tutorial video to singing karaoke, which helps the users earn virtual currency that they can later convert into cash.



17 – VKontakte (VK)


VK is one of the largest social networking platforms in Russia and has few similar features to Facebook.



18 – Pinterest


Pinterest 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.



19- LinkedIn


LinkedIn is easily one of the most popular professional social networking sites or apps and is available in over 20 languages.

And it is an American business and employment-oriented service that operates via websites and mobile apps. It is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs.

LinkedIn allows members (both workers and employers) to create profiles and "connections" to each other in an online social network which may represent real-world professional relationships.

And the features are,


1. Delete, Manage And Edit Your Skills & Endorsement

2. Create LinkedIn Showcase Pages

3. Hide Your Identity When Viewing Profiles

4. Save Your Searches

5. Add Media Files To Your Profile

6. Send a message without making a connection

7. Maintain a LinkedIn Relationship Note

8. Take Advantage Of the Advanced Search Option



20 – Telegram


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.

Some features are,


1. Multiple Phone Numbers

2. Secret Chats

3. Customize Your Telegram

4. Telegram Bots

5. Auto-Night Mode

6. Special Chat Options

7. Mute Contacts and Groups



21 – Reddit


This social media platform helps you to submit content and later vote for the content. The voting determines whether the content moves high or low, which is ultimately organized based on the areas of interest.



22 – YouTube


YouTube is the world’s largest video-sharing social networking site that helps 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 display to their friends and followers.

Some features are,


1. Improved Comments

2. Subscriber Notifications

3. New Types of Cards

4. Easier Access to the Subs Feed

5. A Faster, More Useful Creator Studio App

6. Video Management on the Go

7. 360-Degree Videos

8. Better Live Streams


23 – Snapfish


Snapfish is a web-based photo sharing social networking site that offers unlimited storage to its members for uploading photos. You can thus put away your storage space concerns for your vast collection of photos.


24– TikTok


TikTok is very famous with the kids these days.

It is a social video app that allows its users to share short videos. There’s plenty of stickers, filters and augmented reality features to add to your videos. It was the 4th most downloaded app in 2018 and looks like it’ll top that list in 2019. TikTok is popular for creating short music videos of between 3 and 15 seconds. You can also create short looping videos of between 3 and 60 seconds.

Some features are,


1. Broad cast music videos

2. Short Musical clip

3. Exceptional Effects

4. Share in Social media

We hope you understood the Importance of social media today very well.


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