Despite what people think, Twitter continues to maintain its status as a popular social media platform.
Here is a detailed collection of the most up-to-date Twitter statistics for 2020.
Twitter has been said to have reached its used by date, to be dying even – but there's still life in this old bird.
Because stats like 336 million monthly active users (MAUs), 500 million tweets posted every single day and 23 percent of the internet population are on Twitter say otherwise.
Everyone knows by now that Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass as a social media platform that allowed users to send short 140-character messages called tweets.
Here I've compiled 40 up-to-date Twitter stats to give you the current state of Twitter in 2020, what its users are doing on it and how they are using the platform.
Twitter Statistics & Facts (2020)
Twitter's Monthly Active Users (MAU) worldwide was 336 million in Q1 2018. This represents a 6 million MAU increase. The third and fourth quarter numbers remained the same, it does represent an increase of over 4 million quarter-over-quarter for the second quarter of 2017.
Some of this may be due to new technology improvements. According to Twitter, “In Q1, we further refined the timeline to display a broader set of Tweets from a person’s network and applied deep learning models to show the most relevant Tweets” (Source:Twitter files.shareholder.com/downloads/AMDA-2F526X/6347904769x0x978175/05B95296-0113-41FE-9F7F-FE0B0E4932CE/Q1_2018_Selected_Company_Metrics_and_Financials.pdf)
Korean pop group BTS surpassed former President Barack Obama for the most-liked tweet in 2018. The K-pop group also topped the lists for most tweeted about musicians and celebrities. With over 1.8 million likes, the most liked tweet in 2018 shows BTS member J-Hope dancing to Drake's “In My Feelings”.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) July 23, 2018
The most popular Tweet of all time is from @BarackObama, his “No one is born hating another person because of the color ..” tweet in 2017 has received 4.5 million likes so far.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…" pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
The Twitter statistic above presents a ranking of the most popular Twitter accounts as of December 2018, sorted by the highest numbers of followers. During that month, singer Katy Perry‘s account @katyperry had 106.2 million followers. In comparison, former U.S. President Barack Obama‘s account was followed by almost 103.5 million people (Source: statista.com/statistics/273172/twitter-accounts-with-the-most-followers-worldwide)
In an effort to keep you up to date with the newest stats, we’ve given our numbers a once over to make sure they have been updated to reflect activity in 2020.