The best social media apps of 2018

In this age of social media, there are plenty of different ways you can choose to connect with your friends and family. New social media apps always seem to be popping up, so how do you know which ones are the best? The list below provides you with an in-depth description of each app so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.


Facebook is one of the oldest social media networks you will find. It also provides multiple different ways to connect with friends. You not only fain access to your News Feed to view updates from others, but you also have access to different Pages and Groups. You also have the option to direct message a friend, call them over Facebook, or video chat with them. Facebook is also completely free to download and use.


Tweetbot is a third-party app of Twitter. Unlike Twitter, Tweebot has no sponsored tweets. You will be able to see a chronological timeline of any tweets of the people that you follow. The new update for Tweetbot allows for GIF support right in the timeline, optimized dark theme for OLED displays, and audio video playback on the timeline. Tweetbot is $4.99 to download.

Twitterrific 5:

If you want a third-party app of Twitter, but don’t want to pay for Tweetbot, then Twitterrific 5 is for you. You will have all of the same options as Tweetbot, but you will get them completely for free. You will also have the ability to choose multiple pictures to post at one time.


Instagram is the best app for you if you want to socialize through pictures and videos. You can post up to 10 pictures at the time on your timeline or you can post on your Instagram Story. Your Instagram news feed will be full of pictures from the people that you choose to follow. You can “like” a picture or video by double tapping on the image and you can also leave comments. The best part of this app is that it is completely free to use and download.


Snapchat is one of the most popular social media networks today. This app allows you to snap a picture or video of any life moment as it is happening. You even have the option of using different filters for your pictures and videos. The moments you capture are easy to share with your friends across the app. One feature of Snapchat you need to be aware of is that the picture and/or video will disappear after a certain time period. Like most of the apps listed above, Snapchat is free to use and download.

Written by: Megan Williams

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