Market reports indicate that Facebook Messenger is the second most popular app in U.S. not YouTube as we all used to think. It seems Mark Zuckerberg’s social network has gained more popularity, whereas the video streaming website no longer triggers’ users’ interest.
YouTube was long believed to be the most popular website and market reports confirmed its leading position. However, recent statistics show that the tables have turned and many Internet users spend great part of their time on Facebook and its related apps.
While Zuckerberg’s online platform is at the top of users’ preferences, its Facebook Messenger service is the second most popular app among United States inhabitants. 73.3 percent of the app audience is going to Facebook, whereas 59.5 to Facebook Messenger.
YouTube has dropped on the third position, but the difference is too little to alarm us. According to the U.S. report, 59.3 percent Internet users take to YouTube when they want to kill time.
The survey was conducted by analytics company comScore. They have further illustrated that Google search drew around 52 percent users during the three-month period of the study.
At the opposite pole, the least popular app is WhatsApp. Despite the recent 900 million user record that the company has set, the app has not yet made it to the top 15 list. On a higher grade is Twitter, which was labeled as users’ 13th choice, but cannot yet succeed in fully restoring its good reputation. Apple Music occupies the 14th position, according to comScore’s classification.
The survey further compared tech developers’ popularity among users. Figures have revealed that Apple is preferred when it comes to hardware getting a 44.2 market share. Google Android is the best smartphone platform, according to most users. 51.4 percent have chosen this company during the survey.
HTC is America’s least favorite smartphone producer; it has only gathered a 3.5 percent market share. Motorola is doing slightly better with 4.9 percent. Samsung is the only smartphone that Americans would consider if they were to give up their iPhones. The company ranked second in smartphone platform choices with 27.3 percent market units.
The survey further revealed that 192 million U.S. residents are using smartphones (77.1 percent), but analysts did not specify whether the trend was rising or descending.
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