Source hyperlink A recent survey conducted by the National Union of Students (NUS) has revealed that YouTube is the most popular app used by students aged 16-25.
The survey of 2,000 students found that YouTube usage was highest among those again aged 16-25, with 84% of respondents having used the app in the last seven days. This number had risen compared to the same survey conducted in 2019, which saw 79% of respondents using YouTube.
According to the respondents, YouTube is used for a variety of activities, with the most common being to watch videos (74%) and to listen to music (70%). Other activities that students use YouTube for include streaming films and TV shows (41%), and to join online communities (44%).
The survey also looked at other popular apps used by students. Social media apps, such as Instagram and Snapchat, were used by over 70% of respondents, while video messaging apps, such as Skype and FaceTime, were used by 41%. Additionally, study focused apps, such as Quizlet and Duolingo, were used by 46% of respondents.
In response to the survey, Hudda Fletcher, Vice President of the NUS, commented that “It’s great to see that students are taking advantage of technology to enhance their studies and lifestyle…it’s especially important that students use technology like YouTube, not only for entertainment, but also for educational purposes, such as watching tutorials, accessing Lectures and joining online communities.”
Therefore, it is clear that YouTube is an important part of many student’s lives and should not be underestimated.