More People Now Use YouTube Than Facebook or Instagram — What Happened?

The video giant says its recent growth is thanks to more online learning, TV viewership and livestreams during the global pandemic

YouTube is officially dominating the social media scene in 2021 — now eclipsing Facebook and its counterparts on the leaderboard.

A whopping eight in 10, or 81%, of Americans say they use YouTube, according to data from Washington, D.C.-based think tank Pew Research Center. That’s up by 8% since 2019, while usage of Facebook remained the same at 69%.

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Antoinette Siu

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