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Millennials Take More Photos than Any Other Age Group


Sara Rice, Social Media Intern, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

The technological advancements of smartphones are leading to changes in how people take and share photos and Millennials are leading the way. Those between the ages of 18 and 34 are taking 12 percent more photos than they did four years ago, according to new Consumer Technology Association (CTA) research.

Younger millennials (ages 18-24) especially love taking photos. They take more photos compared to any other age group in the United States - averaging 439 photos every six months and almost 900 in a year.

Out of the Americans who take photos and use apps, more than half (53 percent) use an app to edit their photos or another tool to manage or send their photos to print. The most popular apps used by photo takers are social media apps like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat. Teen are using YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram the most.

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