Snapchat overtakes Twitter for daily users

09/06/2016

Snapchat has now overtaken Twitter for daily users, a good indicator of its explosive growth, accoridng to a news report.

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Bloomberg reports that sources close to the company say it sees an average of 150 million users a day, up from 110 million users in December.

This is in comparison to Twitter’s recent announcement that its daily active users sits at an estimated136m with the latest available data - less than Snapchat's 150m users.

It was reported earlier this week that Snapchat is poised to redesign Discover to make it easier for its media partners, which include Mashable and the Wall Street Journal, to share content online.

0 million people using the service each day, said people familiar with the matter. That makes the four-year-old messaging app more popular than Twitter Inc. by daily active users.

Snapchat has been growing quickly, boosted by its popularity among young people. The app had 110 million daily users in December, said the people, who asked not to be named because they weren’t authorized to speak about the numbers.

Twitter, which was founded in 2006, has less than 140 million users interacting with the service daily, according to an average of analysts’ estimates surveyed by Bloomberg. The short-messaging service was once the largest social network after Facebook Inc. but has since been surpassed by Facebook’s other apps, including Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp.

Read the Bloombderg report here

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