Trending Social Media Apps for Android & iOS Platform

social media apps trending social media apps for android and ios platform

Most of the social media revolves around communication and posting pictures and videos on a public platform. Now the smartphones come with inbuilt social media apps that allow for messaging, video calling and posting videos. But there are many more options in your store that you shouldn’t miss out on. Here are the latest trending social media apps that you can use on both Android and iOS.  If you are looking for an app development company, then you might want to consider that which has worked with the following apps:

1. Telegram:

With more than a million active users, Telegram has been declared the fastest messaging app.  It lets you store chat history in the cloud and share files of any size, and the chats are protected with Diffie-Hellman secure key exchange.  Telegram supports GIFs, stickers, photo and video editing, and group chats with even 1,00,000 people. This free app doesn’t annoy you with advertisements and promises that it will remain free.  Funded by a donation, Telegram is funded by a donation and they have declared that they will not sell user data and that generation of revenue isn’t its motive.     

2. YouTube:

It might seem like YouTube is an outdated app and would not be anywhere on the trending social media apps list, but believe me when I say that it has been visited by teens almost twice in the past three years. With the brand-new vlogger base and a strong influencer instead of a mere passive content consumption website, YouTube has remained the teens’ favorite. It was voted the most popular social app in 2018 among the American teens aged between 13 to 18.

3. Facebook:

It is undeniably one of the most widely used social networking sites in the world and one of the largest as well. It is probably the first site to exceed the landmark of 1 billion user accounts. Apart from networking with your friends and relatives, Facebook also permits you to sell online through different Facebook apps. It even lets you promote your business and products using paid Facebook ads. It even has its own messaging app called Messenger which is a convenient platform to chat, voice call and video call with your friends and family.

However, it has breached the trust of millions of its users when it gave third parties access to the personal data of 87 million users. This led to the #deletefacebook campaign which encourages people to remove themselves from Facebook and use other networks instead. Many companies ask for custom Facebook like app development for their businesses, both iOS app development of this kind and Android app development of this kind can be done.

4. Instagram:

Although Facebook has reigned over the field of photo-sharing on the internet, Instagram has become more popular on mobile devices. It doesn’t reveal how many of its users are teens, but it is evident that most of its users are between the age group of 13 to 18. Instagram lets you share photos, like other’s photos, chat, video calls and even search popular hashtags.

5. WhatsApp:

It is a free and convenient social networking app and is one of the most widely used messaging apps in the world. WhatsApp lets you chat, make voice or video calls and even to share your location, photos, contacts, and documents. You will have to permit it to access your contact list such that the app can automatically update it as soon as you enter a new contact.  Apart from its popularity, what attracts more users to WhatsApp is the end-to-end encryption which has been added for privacy and security. 


Viber is a popular app that automatically adds your contacts and permits you to share your photos, send text messages, emoticons, stickers, and to make video and voice calls. It also has a feature called the Viber Out which lets you make international and domestic calls at cheap rates. Moreover, calls from Viber to Viber are free. It also provides the color-coded encrypted messaging facility.

7. Twitter:

With around 320 million active users per month, Twitter is a widely used social networking site which lets you post short text messages, popularly known as tweets, which can only contain a limited number of characters, i.e., up to 140 characters per tweet. Twitter is commonly used to convey your message to the public. This free app also lets you promote your business and with the increasing demand for online shopping, it lets you shop directly through tweets as well.

8. Hangouts:

Available on both Android devices as well iOS, Google Hangouts can be set as the default messaging app on Android devices. It can also be used on your laptop or PC. Hangouts have become one of the common ways to chat with your family and friends. However, you need a Google account to operate on Hangouts. This app provides a wide range of facilities including sharing photos, GIFs, making video calls and group calls as well. Hangouts are popular for its convenient since it can be used both on the desktop as well as on your mobile phones.

9. Snapchat:

The youth and the celebrities have embraced this social networking app and have made it immensely popular over the years. Like most of the other apps, it lets you share your photos and videos which self-destruct after a definite period of time. There is also an option where you can send your friend a “snap” for a short period of time, after which it disappears. What has made Snapchat popular throughout the years among all other social media apps is its feature of a wide range of funky filters. Snapchat also lets you edit your photos, and has been established as the most fun way of socializing.

10. WeChat:

Most popular in China, WeChat has around 700 million users in China. Although it offers the usual features of every messaging app like sharing photos and making video and voice calls, it also provides you features like People Nearby, Friend Radar, and Shake which aids you to find your friends who are nearby.


With around 555 million active users per month, Tumblr is a social media platform as well microblogging platform that can be used to find and follow your favorite things. Owned by Yahoo since 2013, Tumblr can be used to post anything from multimedia to a short-form blog. It also lets you customize anything and hence is popular for its flexibility. 

12. Skype:

With around 300 million active users per month, Skype has become one of the most popular communication based social networking platforms. Owned by Microsoft, it allows you to connect with your family and friends through voice calls, video calls, as well as text, messaging. It also has the feature of group conference calls. The best feature of Skype is that calls from Skype to Skype are free of cost, even if they are international calls.

Therefore, you can get the best of these applications through social media apps development services offered by the top app developers in the USA.

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