Snapchat spooks Facebook off the podium in social app rankings

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TikTok and Instagram were once again the top US social networking apps of 2021, downloaded 94.0 million and 64.0 million times that year, respectively. Snapchat took third place with a 10% jump in downloads, leapfrogging Facebook, whose downloads fell by 11%.

Beyond the chart: Snapchat closed out 2021 with more monthly US users than TikTok, but no such luck this year. Nearly 2 million more people will use the ByteDance-owned app than Snapchat each month in 2022, per our forecast. Still, the ephemeral messaging app will remain the Gen Z darling until 2025, when Instagram—and not TikTok—will take that crown.