And that after years of Facebook's lack of privacy jeopardizing future jobs and college offers, teens are more interested in a platform like Snapchat where you can only ever be seen by people you've added and where postings disappear.
This was at least some sort of consolation. But since past year, Snapchat is gaining interest from teens' side and will soon take over both Facebook and Instagram as predicted by researchers through survey and traffic data.
However, this is being fuelled by older people signing up. To achieve its objective, Facebook made several decisions including showing fewer viral videos in the News Feed. That also is another factor that is not to the liking of the younger lot who prefer to keep their activities off the prying eyes of their parents and elders.
"Snapchat could eventually experience more growth in older age groups, since it's redesigning its platform to be easier to use", Williamson said.
Facebook is among the world's most popular social networks, but it seems that Snapchat is more appealing to young users.
Aside from this conflict, another area to consider would be whether Facebook is able to recapture the lost users.
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As Snapchat matures, however, it has the opposite problem to Facebook: It needs to attract older people in order to grow further.
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Facebook's Instagram should absorb some of these losses - but not all of them. When your correspondent joined Facebook it was about connections. There were roughly 12.1 million U.S. Facebook users in the 12- to 17-year-old demographic by the end of the year.
About 47 percent of teens named Snapchat their preferred social media platform, according to a separate survey by Piper Jaffray in the fall of 2017. Mark has pledged that the site will drive content that has meaningful interactions and makes it worth for the users to spend their time on Facebook. The research firm per Recode, estimated that the social networking giant will lose around 2.1 million users in the U.S. below the age of 25.
Facebook recently announced a series of changes to help combat the plague of fake news permeating the site.
Even now, Facebook continues to add features to its native Stories in a bid to drive usage, but has failed spectacularly.