One of the most widely used social networks, Facebook, continues to lose popularity among American teenagers and young people. According to eMarketer, a company that specializes in marketing research, in 2018 in the US, the number of Facebook users aged 18 to 24 years decreased by 5,8%. For teenagers 12-17 years old it is expected that the registration rate will be less than 50% of representatives of this age group. This trend will continue in 2019-2020, experts suggest.
Last year, Time Magazine conducted a survey of young people and found out that they don’t want to waste time on scrolling monotonous Facebook feed and prefer more dynamic alternatives – Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram.
So, why are young people replacing Facebook with Instagram? This is a very important question for brands because this social group is most active when it comes to online shopping.