How Much Time People Spend on Social Media [Infographic]

How Much Time People Spend on Social Media

How Much Time People Spend on Social Media [Infographic]

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?

Dana Kilroy

Dana Sullivan Kilroy is ShortStack's Director of Communications and Social Media Marketing. Before joining the ShortStack team she was a writer whose work appeared in publications and sites including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc. and many other lifestyle publications. Reach her on Twitter @dsullyk. Read more articles by Dana Kilroy.