Nowadays, almost everyone is using social media. No doubt, social media can kill boredom and keep you entertained, too but using anything excessively is not good.
Being a social media user, if you want to know how much time you should use social media apps, keep reading to find out!
How much time do people spend on social media?
According to research, more than half of the world’s population (51 percent) is active on social media. Global internet users spend an average of 144 minutes a day on social media platforms. When we consider that most social media sites can only be used by 13 years old or older, these numbers become even more intriguing. 65% of the world’s eligible population is on social media, even if we exclude children (those under 13). People in the Philippines spend an average of 3 hours and 53 minutes on social media each day, making them one of the world’s most social media-dependent nations.
What age of people use social media?
Over the years, the number of older persons using social networking sites has grown, while the number of young adults using them has remained the same. Adults between the ages of 45 and 54 spend an average of 1 hour and 39 minutes on social networking sites, compared to the 3 hours per day spent by those aged 16-29.
Every day, many people log on to their favorite social media platforms for around two and a half hours and thirty minutes. The trend shows that younger people devote the most fantastic time to social media. Americans use social media for an average of two hours and three minutes each day. Over the last year, the number of people using social media worldwide has grown by more than 10%, and the number will also increase in the coming years.
How much time should you spend on social media?
Recent research published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology found that restricting your social media use to 30 minutes a day improves your mental health and overall well-being. According to the findings, it’s best to spend no more than 30 minutes a day on different social networking applications to maintain your level of involvement without going too far off course.
Spending less time on social media reduces your tendency to participate in self-defeating behaviors like constantly comparing yourself to others. While it may seem impossible to limit yourself to only 30 minutes a day on all of your social media accounts for the sake of your mental health, it’s worth a try to see if you notice an improvement in your mood.
Popular social media apps
Facebook and the Messenger app
The time users spend on a social media site is generally kept private by the firms themselves. On the other hand, Facebook is the most popular social media network, with an average daily use time of 38 minutes. Facebook still has 1.79 billion daily active users defies reports that people are leaving the 15-year-old network. The majority of Facebook users are between the ages of 18 and 34.
Instagram is a major social networking site for young people, like Facebook and Twitter. Instagram users spend almost as much time on social media as Facebook users. Every day, on average, users spend 27 minutes on this site. According to the social media platforms, sixty-four percent of Instagram users are between the ages of 18 and 29. Only 21% of Instagram users are 50-64 age brackets. However, companies seeking to reach a younger demographic will find Instagram to be a perfect platform.