Using Social Media on Mobile Devices

Social Media has become vastly popular with every person have multiple social media accounts. And, not many people have the time to sit on their computer to connect with their friends on various social networking sites. In fact, if you count, you will find that there are more than 50 apps for mobiles to organize the social networking accounts and all of them are vastly popular. In fact, in the US alone, more there are more than 70 million people accessed their social media accounts. And, the numbers are just increasing everyday.
  1. Popularity of Social Media Apps
According to a research, nearly 30% of users can access social media sites on their phones. Most smartphone users access them on a monthly basis. Social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter can now be accessed on mobiles and the number of users accessing them is increasing.
According to a study by Twitter, there has been a 75% increase in their social activity in just one year. At present, the number of Twitter users, including those using the popular networking site on their mobile device, has gone up to 13 million.
LinkedIn reported a 69% increase in the number of users and Facebook users have gone up by 50%. Although Facebook has the lowest percentage increase, more than 57 million users are from the US alone.
  1. Browsers VS Apps
When using these social network sites on their mobiles comes into the picture, browsers still continue to be a hot favorite among users. Although the use of apps has increased exponentially in the last year or so, most smartphone owners still gravitate towards their browsers. Here are some social media apps that have recently become quite popular with the users of smartphones –
  • Twitter App – With this wonderful app, you can tweet as you move and follow all the great people you like. It lets you stay up to date with the tweets of your favorite celebrities, friends and brands that you follow. Other great features of this app include a list of suggested users, the trending topics of the day on Twitter and a real time search function as well.
  • Facebook App – This is easily the most used app by users and is pretty popular. You can use this app to comment on your friends’ updates and send messages to them from your smartphone. The new and practical features include zooming, high resolution images, ability to play games of Facebook and easier navigation. It is now much easier to chat with your friends and the search feature has been improved as well.
  • Google+ App – Google+ is another way by Google to give people something new apart from Facebook and many people have responded nicely to it. You can keep in touch with all your contacts through this app.
There are many other apps of any social networking site you seem to prefer. People are always going somewhere and the time to sit on a PC and socialize is gone. The time of smartphones and these apps has come, and the future seems promising.

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