How Much Time People Spend on Social Media [Infographic]

Find out how much time users spend on popular social media platforms each day and over a lifetime. The numbers may surprise you!

By Dana Kilroy ・1 min read
Social Media

Have you ever added up the number of minutes you spend on social media? You might not want to!Seriously, here's how much time the users of the most popular social media sites spend on their favorite platforms each day:

  • YouTube: 40 minutes
  • Facebook: 35 minutes
  • Snapchat: 25 minutes
  • Instagram: 15 minutes
  • Twitter: 1 minute

All those minutes add up!Over a lifetime, that means the users of these platforms can expect to spend:

  • 1 year, 7 months on Facebook
  • 1 year, 10 months on YouTube
  • 1 year, 2 months on Snapchat
  • 8 months on Instagram
  • 18 days on Twitter

How does that compare with other "life" activities:

  • Watching TV: 7 years, 8 months
  • Social media: 5 years, 4 months
  • Eating/Drinking: 3 years, 5 months
  • Grooming: 1 year 10 months
  • Socializing: 1 year, 3 months
  • Doing laundry: 6 months

Thanks to Mediakix for sharing this one. (To see how they calculated their numbers, head here.) Do these numbers sound about right to you?

About the author

By Dana Kilroy ・1 min read

Dana Sullivan Kilroy is a communications professional with more than 20 years of experience delivering compelling content. Her work has appeared in national, award-winning publications and sites, including: The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Fast Company, Inc.

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