How many social network users are there in the world? [2023]

The number of social network users in the world continues to rise. In 2023, there is an estimated 2.85 billion users worldwide of the many trendy social networks. This is a tremendous increase from 2010 when the number of users was estimated to be only 500 million.

social network users in the world

The total number of social network users worldwide has grown by 3% in just one year, which means that more than 137 million people have been added as active social network users (active are considered those who have accessed and performed some action on a social network in the last 30 days).

The number of social network users globally has grown by 10.1% in only one year

These data have been published in the Global Digital Trends Report prepared by MeltWater and We Are Social. According to the information that this study – traditionally prepared by Hootsuite – gathers, corresponding to January 2023, the total number of users of social platforms on the planet is more than 4.76 billion people.

This represents 59.4% of the total world population, although the percentage growth is considerably lower than a year ago, when a 10% growth in the number of social network users was recorded. In 2022, the percentage will be 3%. In other words, there is still growth, but much less.

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Average time spent using social networks.

The report also provides other interesting statistics, such as the time users spend, on average worldwide, employing their social networks. Currently, active users of social platforms spend 2 hours and 31 minutes a day online. This is 2% more than last year, adding 3 minutes to the average.

The number of social networks that, on average, a user has, has risen to 7.2. In this case there is a decrease of 4.6% compared to the previous year.

As a curiosity, it is worth mentioning that 53.7% of social network users are men, compared to 46.3% of women.

Number of Internet users worldwide.

As for the number of Internet users, at the close of 2022 the figure stood at 5.16 billion people worldwide, representing 64.4% of the world’s population. In one year, growth has been 1.9% and 98 million active Internet users have been added worldwide.

This means that 92.3% of the world’s total Internet users are social network users.

5.44 billion people worldwide, meanwhile, are active cell phone users, accounting for 68% of the world’s population, which now exceeds 8 billion people worldwide.

Users of social networks in the world

In this video you can see the most used social networks in 2022:

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