Reddit surpasses Facebook to become the third most visited online platform in the US

On an average, users spend 15 minutes and 10 seconds on Reddit daily, in comparison to 10 minutes and 50 seconds on Facebook.

Social discussion website Reddit has surpassed Facebook to become the third most visited platform in the US, according to Alexa, the Amazon-owned web traffic analysing platform.

Reddit surpasses Facebook to become the third most visited online platform in the US

Reddit mascots are displayed at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California.

Google is still the most visited site, followed by YouTube, Reddit, Facebook and Amazon, The Next Web reported on 31 May.

On an average, users spend 15 minutes and 10 seconds on Reddit daily, in comparison to 10 minutes and 50 seconds on Facebook.

Reddit's daily page views are impressive, at 9.73 per visitor.

The Facebook downfall in the ranking comes at a time when the social networking giant is grappling with massive Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

Facebook has also unveiled several changes to make its platform safer and in line with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into force from 25 May.

According to Statista, almost 1.69 billion users had accessed Reddit in the most recent period.

As of the first quarter of 2018, Facebook had 2.19 billion monthly active users.

The US account for the biggest share of Reddit's desktop traffic with over 40 per cent of desktop traffic, followed by the UK and Canada.

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