Snapchat recently introduced Stories, and according to a new report from Pew Research Center, the app is used by nine percent of U.S. adult cell phone owners.
Pew surveyed 1,000 adults in the U.S. from October 3 to October 6, which consisted of 852 internet users, and 941 cell phone owners.
Here were some other findings:
- 18 percent of U.S. adult cell phone owners use Instagram, double that of Snapchat.
- 54 percent of internet users have posted original photos or videos to websites.
- 47 percent of internet users share videos or photos they found online.
From Maeve Duggan, author of the report:
“Pictures document life from a special angle, whether they relate to small moments, personal milestones, or larger news and events. Mobile connectivity has brought these visuals into countless lives in real-time. This all adds up to a new kind of collective digital scrapbook with fresh forms of storytelling and social bonding.”
Snapchat is reportedly trying to raise a new round of financing, and according to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook was interested in acquiring the service for over $1 billion.