Teens, Social Media and Technology 2023

Despite negative headlines and growing concerns about social media’s impact on youth, teens continue to use these platforms at high rates—with some describing their social media use as “almost constant." Here’s a look at the key findings related to online platforms:

  • YouTube continues to dominate. Roughly nine-in-ten teens say they use YouTube, making it the most widely used platform measured in our survey.

  • TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram remain popular among teens: Majorities of teens ages 13 to 17 say they use TikTok (63 percent), Snapchat (60 percent) and Instagram (59 percent). 

  • Teens are less likely to be using Facebook X (formerly known as Twitter) than they were a decade ago: only 33 percent reported using Facebook, which once dominated among teens. 

  • Teens’ site and app usage has changed little in the past year. The share of teens using these platforms has remained relatively stable since spring 2022, when Pew last surveyed on these topics. 

Teens, Social Media and Technology 2023