That’s why I wrote this article on best social media apps for both Android and iPhone. Using the apps I am going to share, you can access the social media even when you travel, bath, play or run. The computer screen is not the only method to keep up with the flow of social media.

Best Social Media Apps for Android and iPhone

I have collected ten social media apps for your Android and iPhone, which you will see down below.

#1. Facebook

I know most of you have been using this app for a while now. But the popularity of it (more than a billion downloads) made me insert Facebook into the list.

You can use the app for doing anything you do on the web version. The app is available for both Android and iOS for free. You can’t directly send a message to your friends from the Facebook app as it redirects you to the Play Store page of Messenger.

When it comes to an underpowered phone, you may find it becomes not responding at times.

Download Facebook for Android | Download Facebook for iPhone

#2. Twitter

Twitter is an entirely different social media platform as compared to Facebook. It offers a micro-blogging platform of 140 characters to share anything. You can follow anyone and, anyone can follow you as well. Once you follow someone, you can get their future updates (called Tweets) your home page.

The mobile app does the same thing. You might have found the app awkward a few years ago. But Twitter has improved a lot that it even integrated some OS features into the app algorithm itself.

Of course, the app is free to download for iOS and Android.

Download Twitter for Android | Download Twitter for iPhone

#3. Google+

It is true that Google couldn’t beat Facebook with their social media service, Google+. But the material design it sports now will grab your attention for sure.

With the mobile app, you can build a home screen with your favourite content. Moreover, it can be customized like a cakewalk whenever you want to.

The latest update brought a consistent search history feature that shows your past searches uniformly across all the devices.

Download Google+ for Android | Download Google+ for iPhone

#4. Instagram

Are you a photogenic person who likes to showcase your pictures? Or maybe you are brilliant in turning even an ordinary instant to an incredible moment through your camera lens. Whatever be your interest, you should be using Instagram.

The social media platform intended for snaps and short videos is available as a mobile app only. There is no official desktop app released till date.

The platform works on the follower system. Whenever someone likes the pictures you posted, they hit the Follow button. The higher the followers, the greater will be your online influence.

Download Instagram for Android | Download Instagram for iPhone

#5. Snapchat

The core idea behind Snapchat is the same as that of Instagram, being a multimedia platform to post pictures or short videos.

The one thing that made Snapchat popular is its filter feature. Of course, Instagram and other multimedia platforms have filter options, but here it becomes more interactive by taking part in transforming the snap itself.

Of all the filters, Rainbow got an outrageous response during the initial time. Even now people are crazy about the same.

You can download it from the respective app store of your device.

Download Snapchat for Android | Download Snapchat for iPhone

#6. Pinterest

Though being a photo sharing platform, Pinterest is known as the catalogue of ideas. Instagram and Snapchat are used to post fancy images whereas people use Pinterest to share images that proclaim effective ideas.

The images are pins and the collection of pins is pin board on Pinterest. When you come across a Pinterest profile with lots of useful images, following the same will render the future uploads on your feed.

Download Pinterest for Android | Download Pinterest for iPhone

#7. Periscope

Periscope is not a regular social media app. Instead, it enables you to live-broadcast your special moments with your followers. In case you don’t want to share your stories, the world of Periscope is so large that you can find some broadcasts of others.

Both the iOS and Android versions are available and, you will not find it difficult to interact with the audience with the hearts and comments.

When you miss a favourite broadcast, Periscope’s video highlights feature aids you in redisplaying the significant parts.

Download Periscope for Android | Download Periscope for iPhone

#8. Swarm

Swarm is a GPS-centric social media app that helps you make plans with your nearby friends. You need to share your location via the app to see who is around you.

The app makes the check-ins fun by giving you prices, achievements etc. They also pronounce you as Mayor if you outperform others.

Swarm allows you to message your friends through the app as well.

Download Swarm for Android | Download Swarm for iPhone

#9. Tinder

Are you interested in online dating apps? Then, you should try Tinder at least once because it’s the hottest app in the respective genre.

Once you see an interested individual, you can swipe up to send a Super Like which when the counterpart sees, returns a response if they reciprocate.

Download Tinder for Android | Download Tinder for iPhone

#10. VK

Yeah, you are reading about a fully functional social network. Though the Android version has grabbed good response from the users, iOS folks didn’t quite like it.

You can virtually meet new people, share media, message each other and take part in communities via the seamless interface of the app.

Download VK for Android | Download VK for iPhone

Wrapping Up

You have got top 10 social media apps for Android and iOS devices now. Every app shared here supports both the platforms without any issues.

I consciously take the effort to include fully functional apps, not the extensions that make use of parent platforms’ APIs.

Don’t forget to share the list with your peeps on social media.