Over 700 teens aged 13-17 across different races, household incomes and parental educational attainment were interviewed about their social media habits. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Snapchat and Tumblr all featured in the study and YouTube came out on top,
crushing the competition with 85% of teens confirming they used the video streaming service.
Study Finds Teens Don't Think Facebook Is Cool Anymore The Pew Research Center revealed their findings on Thursday,
only 51 percent of teenagers are using Facebook. They're way more likely to head to YouTube (85 percent), Instagram (72 percent) and Snapchat (69 percent). The disparity is even more dramatic when asked which one site they use most often -- YouTube (32 percent,) Snapchat (35 percent) and Facebook (10 percent).
That’s a stark drop-off from only three years ago, when Facebook was the most popular app among teenagers, according to Pew.
But Instagram, the popular Facebook-owned messaging app, still has 72 percent of teens onboard — making it more popular than rival Snapchat, the app Instagram has been modeling new features after as of late. As kids become more disenchanted with Facebook, the company’s $1 billion acquisition of Instagram back in 2012 continues to stand out as one of tech’s best bets of the last 20 years.