One-Quarter of Facebook Users Have Deleted It from their Phones: Pew Research

By now, it’s not really surprising that people are losing interest in Facebook. Still, the numbers in this Pew Research study are eyebrow-raising: 44% of 18-29 year-olds say they’ve deleted Facebook from their phone in the past year. Across all 18+ Facebook users, 26% say they’ve deleted it and 42% say they’ve taken a several week break.  Take this with a grain of salt: Facebook itself hasn’t reported anything near such a drop.  On the other hand, earlier Pew research found that Facebook was used by far fewer U.S. teens (51%) than YouTube (85%), Instagram (72%) or Snapchat (69%).