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Top 10 Best Social Media Android Apps – 2021

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There are a lot of apps / services that could be considered social media apps these days. Well, in this article, we’ve hand-picked the ones we think are the best in the Android world. There are some apps on this list that you may not even consider social media apps, but they are, at least to an extent. You’ll see some obvious choices listed here, while others are not all that obvious.

Truth be said, there are many more apps available in the Play Store, but we had to stop at a number 10. Do note that the applications shown below are not listed in any specific order. You’ll find our descriptions for every app here, along with a lot of additional information, ranging from the needed Android version to run them, to the pricing of in-app purchases. If you’re interested read on.

Top 10 Best Social Media Android Apps 2021

Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best social media Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

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Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
Twitter
Facebook$0.99-$399.99
Instagram$0.99-$4.99
TikTok$0.99-$99.99
Reddit$0.99-$399.99
YouTube
LinkedIn
Snapchat$0.99-$399.99
Twitch$1.99-$299.50
Pinterest

Top 10 Best Social Media Android Apps 2021 Downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Best Social Media Android App For Users In The US

Twitter

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

If you live in the US, chances are you’re using Twitter. If you’re not, well, you’re missing out. Twitter is popular all over the world, though it’s more popular in some markets, and the US is definitely its main market. Twitter is also one of the best social media platforms around. Once you get used to it, it’s difficult to let it go. It can serve you as a hub for many things, actually, which is what makes it interesting.

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You can easily use this app for staying in touch with your family and friends, while also using it as your main source of news. You just need to follow the right people / sources, and there you go. It can also be a great business tool in some situations. The Android app is great, and it does support a dark theme. Twitter will remember where you left off while scrolling the feed, which is one of its best features. You can also choose whether you’d like to see your feed chronologically, or let Twitter choose what to show you.

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Best Social Media Android App For Family & Friends

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Facebook

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Facebook is easily one of the largest and most popular social media networks. Facebook is popular all over the world, and its Android app has gotten a lot better over the years. There are still some bugs in the app, but it’s much better than it was before. It also drains the battery far less than it used to. In other words, the app is now actually quite good. If Facebook is popular where you live, and your friends / family use it, it’s a good choice.

Facebook’s feed is a bit more convoluted than Twitter’s, though, and it works in a different way. Still, you can comment on posts as you can on Twitter, and the general usage scenarios are similar. Facebook is a great business tool as well. If you own a business, you can open up a page on Facebook, and start influencing people all around the world. Facebook also has a great tool for advertising, if that’s something you need.

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Best Social Media Android App For Images

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Instagram

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

If you love photography, Instagram is where it’s at. This app is all about pictures, with a sprinkle of videos pushed to the mix. Instagram is first and foremost an image-sharing platform. You can find various images shared here, but tons of different users, while celebrities also use it for such purposes. It also has a video aspect, though, that you may or may not like.

Instagram’s stories are the main video part of the app. This concept people seem to love, as it allows them to post short clips to share a part of their day, or whatever else they want. The usage scenarios for stories are much different than what you’d see with TikTok videos, though. Stories disappear after 24 hours, so they’re not exactly meant to be used in the same way. Instagram has a lot to offer, and is worth checking out.

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Best Social Media Android App For Short-Form Video

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TikTok

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.1+

TikTok has been one of the most popular Android apps of 2020, if not the most popular one. TikTok is a short-form video platform, and it managed to keep people sane during the quarantine. Tons of new publishers appeared and became famous on the app during that time period as well. TikTok contains tons of interesting short-form videos, ranging from comedy and landscape videography, to educational videos, and so on.

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There’s really a lot on there. The best thing is, TikTok’s algorithms are excellent as well. You’ll need to clarify what you’re interested in, and you’ll get relevant videos. It doesn’t stop there, though, the more you use the app, the better recommendations will arrive to you. TikTok is constantly learning what you like, and is excellent in getting the right content your way. It’s really difficult to stop watching videos once you start, though, so that’s a fair warning.

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Best Social Media Android App For Discussions

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Reddit

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Reddit is also one of the most popular social media networks around, though it’s much different than other apps on the list. This app functions on the basis of ‘subreddits’. So, you can subscribe to various subreddits here, like ‘Android’, ‘Amoledbackgrounds’, and ‘aww’, for example. That way, you can access exactly the content you’re interested in. Luckily, there are tons of subreddits on offer, so you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for.

In the ‘Android’ subreddit, you’ll find tons of Android content. From different articles that are quite interesting, to tips and tricks, and so on. The ‘Amoledbackgrounds’ subreddit delivers AMOLED wallpapers for smartphones, while the ‘aww’ subreddit shares cute images. These are just some examples, but there are a ton of interesting subreddits here. You can comment on every post that is submitted to a specific subreddit, and start or participate in various interesting conversations.

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Best Social Media Android App For Video

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YouTube

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

YouTube needs no special introduction. This is an app for watching videos, and it grew a lot since it was launched. This is Google’s very own application, and it’s a go-to video app for many smartphone users around the world. There are no time limits for video in this app, as is the case on other platforms. You’ll be able to watch really short videos, to some videos that last an hour or more, it all depends on the channel.

Channels are created by creators all over the world, and each of them provides their unique content. You’ll need to find the right content for you, but once you do, YouTube can serve as a TV replacement even, for some people. It has you covered in a lot of categories, ranging from comedy to technology. YouTube is free to use, but do note that ads are a part of the experience in the free version.

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Best Social Media Android App For Business

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LinkedIn

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

LinkedIn is an excellent way of staying in touch with your business partners, for finding work, building your business networks, and so on. This is Microsoft’s application, and it’s easily one of the best and most useful apps for businesses. It has been getting better and better over the years. If your business network is good enough, you can easily find work to do really fast, which is a great option to have.

LinkedIn allows you to apply to various jobs that are on offer, that companies offer through the app. You can apply really quickly, and there are a lot of jobs to choose from. The job finder tools is excellent, though this app is also great even if you’re not in search for a new job. It’s great for staying in touch with people from the industry you’re in, and much more than that.

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Best Social Media Android App For Photo Chats

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Snapchat

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.4+

Snapchat is also quite unique in its own way. It’s essentially a photo chat app. That alone, makes it unique, but the level of options and features that Snapchat offers is insane. On top of that, it has that ‘Stories’ layer, and some location-sharing features as well. All that makes it feel more like a social media app, rather than a messaging app, though it’s essentially a hybrid between the two.

Snapchat is far more popular with young people than it is with older generations, for a good reason. This app comes with tons of filters that you can apply to your images and videos. Those filters are excellent, and can turn you into a completely different person in real time. They make chatting really fun and interesting. If you’re into something like that, this app is definitely worth trying out.

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Best Social Media Android App For Gamers

Twitch

Twitch

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

Twitch is the app to have if you’re into gaming. This app serves as both a streaming platform, and a social media platform of sorts. You can follow your favorite streamers on Twitch. For example, if you’re into Call Of Duty Warzone, you can find a ton of well-known streamers on the network, and some less-known ones as well. Esports competitions also tend to be available on Twitch.

Chatting is also possible via this app, of course. You can live chat while you watch a stream, or while you’re streaming as well. Twitch is also great for discovering new multiplayer games and IRL videos. The app does come with a dark mode, and it’s actually really good. The UI is excellent, and the app’s performance is on point. It’s fluid, and I’ve personally never had issues with it.

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Best Social Media Android App For Sharing & Getting Ideas

Pinterest

Pinterest

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Pinterest is a social media network that many people discarded at first, but it managed to grow a lot since its inception. There’s a good reason for it, it offers something no other apps do. This is the place to go if you’re creative, or you need ideas for whatever. It’s great for home design concepts, looking up fashion products, for fitness tips, for getting recipes, and so much more, actually.

This app’s UI is truly excellent, and the app can learn really fast what you’re interested in. At first, you’ll need to share your interests, but the app will become much smarter in time, once it actually sees what you’re looking into and what you’re interested in. On the homepage, you’ll see a feed dedicated to you, filled with interesting content. You can reshare those posts aka ‘pins’, like them, save them on your ‘boards’, and so on.

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