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Snapchat Statistics 2019

By Jessica Wade 14 May, 2019
Essential
Social media strategy

How to use Snapchat marketing in 2019 as part of your social media strategy

Snapchat has seen some increase in users following a redesign that led to many users abandoning the app. In the first quarter of 2019, Snapchat reported that its daily active users had increased to 190 million. However, this is still below its Q1 2018 number and well below Instagram's user count.

Snapchat began in 2011 as a disappearing photo-sharing platform. The app saw significant growth when it first launched but is now struggling to compete with its rival, Instagram Stories. Snapchat made its mark for showing a more authentic and unpolished side of social media. According to SproutSocial, that original feeling is what keeps some of its users engaged to this day.

Now that we are well into 2019 we've taken a look at all the key recent stats to help inform your Snapchat marketing strategy for the year ahead.

Snapchat statistics 2019

Media usage in an internet minute as of March 2019

Snapchat daily active users

Snapchat users by gender

Preferred social media platforms amongst US teens

Snapchat global advertising revenue

What does this mean for marketers?

One of Snapchat's biggest advantages is its appeal to younger audiences. Millennials were among the early Snapchat adopters, and are still loyal users. Therefore if your business is made up of mostly millennials, Snapchat may be a good platform for you.

As more marketers turn to Instagram stories there is less competition on Snapchat. So if you are currently seeing ROI on Snapchat continue to push this platform. The key to success on Snapchat is authentic content that offers something users cannot find on any other platform. Share exclusive content on this platform and you could see some good results.

To help you make the most of what seems to be a Snapchat resurgence, take a look at our Smarter Snapchat marketing guide.

By Jessica Wade

I was previously the Social Media Executive for Smart Insights and managed all of Smart Insights social media channels and social strategy. I love all things social, most of the time you will find me endlessly scrolling through Instagram. You can follow me on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.

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