In January 2020, Iran has 33.40 million social media users. Between April 2019 and January 2020, the number of social media users in Iran rose by 9.4 million (+39%). In January 2020, social media penetration in Iran was 40%. Women are more likely than men to use social media.
Statistics on Social Media in the Islamic Republic of Iran
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|Social Media Stats in Islamic Republic Of Iran – March 2021|
Rates of global social media growth In 2020, there will be 3.96 billion individuals actively utilizing social media throughout the world, a 10.9 percent rise from 3.48 billion in 2019. There were only 2.07 billion users in 2015, representing a 92.76 percent growth in users in only five years.
The number of social media users is expected to reach 4.08 billion by 2025. This represents a rise of 10.9 percent over the next five years.
Of these social media users, an estimated 743 million are bloggers, 170 million are Instagram users, and 160 million are Twitter users. Facebook remains the most popular social network with approximately 542 million users worldwide.
In terms of usage time, people spend an average of 1 hour and 49 minutes per day on social media. This amounts to 17 hours and 51 minutes per week, or 267 hours and 26 minutes per year.
There are two ways to look at this statistic: either social media use is becoming more widespread or people are getting better at using it. It's likely that both factors play a role here. Social media has become such an integral part of many people's lives that it's not easy for them to avoid it altogether.
New technologies are also coming out all the time, so people are able to use social media for much longer periods of time than previously.
Without a VPN, the only major social media platform available to Iranians is Instagram. Following the bans of Twitter and Facebook in 2009, and Telegram in 2018, the app became the most popular outlet in the country, with over 24 million users. It's also one of the most used apps by Iranians abroad.
Users can post photos and videos that are limited to 15 megapixels or smaller. Users can follow other accounts for special offers or news from their area. Content is rated from 1 star (bad) to 5 stars (excellent), and followers can comment on posts too. Accounts that violate community guidelines are subject to closure.
Instagram was launched in April 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. The company has its headquarters in San Francisco, California.
It is estimated that Instagram has 24 million active users in Iran. This makes it the second largest social network after Facebook, although the number of people on Instagram is much lower than that of Facebook (around 500 million vs. more than 2 billion).
In Iran, Instagram is banned because it is considered a tool used to spread propaganda against Islam and the government. In February 2019, following public protests around the world over American sanctions against Iran, Instagram announced that it would not allow posts related to the crisis.
According to our most recent data, there were 4.48 billion social media users worldwide in July 2021, accounting for about 57 percent of the total global population. Of these users, 843 million are active on Facebook, 577 million use Twitter, and 331 million are Instagram users.
The number of social media users is increasing rapidly: from 75 million in 2011 to almost 800 million in 2019. This makes social media a mainstream part of modern life for many people around the world.
In fact, it's not just used by old people or those with no job. According to Pew Research Center, nearly 90% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 are using some type of social media. Also according to Pew Research Center, people who use social media are more likely to vote in every-election year than those who do not use social media.
Almost all major countries in the world have users of social networking sites. However, there are large differences in usage between them. For example, almost 95% of American adults use social networking sites, while only 70% of Europeans do.
Social media use is growing fast all over the world, especially in Asia where it is still relatively new.
Millions of mobile phone subscribers The most recent statistic is 118.06 million members in 2019. In comparison, the global average in 2019 is 43.90 million members, based on 196 nations. Iran has the second highest rate of smartphone usage in the world after India.
Iran has the fastest growing Internet population in the Middle East, with more than 5 million new users joining each year. Almost every Iranian has a mobile phone, and it's becoming increasingly common for people to have two or three phones. The number of active telephone lines in Iran reached 9 million in 2018, up from 7 million in 2016. This makes Iran one of the most advanced countries digitally.
In 2019, there were approximately 120 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 Iranians, which is higher than any other country in the Middle East except for Israel. Mobile phone usage is so widespread that it estimates that almost every Iranian has a phone. In fact, according to another estimate, there are actually 193 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 Iranians.
Almost every Iranian owns a mobile phone.