The most popular among Teens are YouTube (85%), Instagram (72%) and Snapchat (69%). "Back then, teens' social media use mostly revolved around Facebook". Facebook, meanwhile, was only used by 51-percent of the teens surveyed, and only 10-percent of them say they use it most often.
Google+ and Vine, which were used by 33 percent and 24 percent of teens respectively in the 2014-15 survey, weren't even included in the latest report.
However, 10 percent of respondents said Facebook was the social network they used the most. The world's largest social network has finally been eclipsed in popularity by YouTube, Snapchat and Facebook-owned Instagram.
It was a 20 percent jump for Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, and a 28 percent pop for Snapchat.
The numbers of teens who use Twitter (32%) and Tumblr (14%) are largely unchanged compared to the results found in 2015. Hispanic teens also reported higher levels of internet usage, with 54% saying they use the internet on a near-constant basis.
Additionally, 95 percent of teens have access to or own a smartphone and 45 percent were online nearly constantly.
The survey also found there is no clear consensus among teenagers about the effect that social media has on the lives of young people today. More access to smartphones has fueled more persistent online activities, researchers said. In households with an annual income of $75,000 or more per year, 96 percent of teens say they have access to a computer at home.
The survey comes right after what is probably the most visible example of how teens use social media to date: the viral response to the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Adults tend to talk about the negatives of teen social media use in terms of addiction. About 45% believe social media has neither a positive nor a negative effect on people their age. In 2018, the percentage was 45 percent, up 21 points from three years ago.