Facebook and Twitter top in number of users,
Over 18 million users of social media programs and applications in Saudi Arabia
The interest of the Saudi people in social media has grown and their impact on their daily lives has increased. The number of Saudi users of social applications and programs has doubled in the Kingdom during the recent years, from 8.5 million to 12.8 million users, and most recently, the number reached 18.3 million users, equivalent to 58 % of the population of Saudi Arabia.
Smart phones constitute the largest platform in logging into social networks, with 260 minutes a day as an estimated average of logging per person using smart phones.
Facebook and Twitter dominate with the largest number of social media users in the Kingdom, where Facebook users reached 11 million users, while the number of Twitter users amounted to 9 million users.
YouTube witnessed a high view rate, where 7 million Saudi users watched YouTube video clips at a rate of 105,900 per hour a day.
Saudi Arabia ranked first among Arab countries and second worldwide in the use of Snapchat. WhatsApp and Facebook had the top rates of social networking platforms use, with 22% for WhatsApp, and 21% for Facebook.
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