The word Social media in Iran is now popular. There are more than 75 million inhabitants in Iran that most of them are online. Moreover, there are many smartphones in this country. So it is an ideal country to use the technology and to be successful online. Iranian can connect to the internet via local networks and also by using 4G sim cards. There is nothing to worry about the internet connection in Iran. The numbers of people who use social media platforms are 47 million nowadays. So don't give up. Global reports show that the numbers of Iranians using social media apps are increasing and it is obvious that people need social media services. Social media users in Iran are more than half of the population which is increasing by 18 percent each year however there is a censorship problem in the country. More than 7 million people in Iran joined social Medias such as Telegram or WhatsApp for the first time in recent years from 2016 to 2019. Almost 20,000 people started using social media every day. So in social media in Iran is not unknown.
Google.com is the favorite one in Iran as it is the most visited website. Most of the people in Iran set google.com the website as their home page and it is their popular search engine. Google.com also works well in Iran, and it is not banned, however, there are some limitations to reach to some pages.
Yahoo also as a search engine is liked by Iranian people and most of them use it to send or receive emails and it is the fifth popular one in Iran and you can use it easily without any limitation. Yahoo as a social media in Iran is not banned or blocked in Iran. Gmail is widely used by Iranians and it is not blocked.
Telegram app is a messaging app which is really popular between Iranian because of the channels and groups. It has more than 40 million users in Iran as it is social media and it is worldly famous and practical. Many salesclerks also use Telegram as an advertising app to sell their products, and they all provide an id in Telegram as a social media in Iran, so customers can join their channels to see the goods online and it is a kind of window to shop and to compare the prices. Customers also can order their shopping list online. Unfortunately, the Telegram app is now banned in Iran, and you will need a VPN to connect to your account.
I bet Instagram is the most favorite app in all over the world and it is a favorite social media in Iran. In Iran, this social media is really popular between young people, and they share their photo by using Instagram app services.29 percent of people in Iran have an Instagram account and most of them are women. Photos sharing are liked by many people in Iran and there is a big market for these kinds of apps. Luckily Instagram is not blocked in Iran and you can easily connect to your account. You as a tourist can use your Instagram in Iran without any limitation. You can update or reinstall your Instagram app from CafeBazzar which is an android market which is installed by 8 million people.
Facebook which is the parent of Instagram is not as much popular as Instagram because it is banned for 8 years. Studies show that about half of Iranians was using facebook regularly before restrictions.
But now there are some users still active in Iran although it is blocked, Facebook users still can connect to their Facebook account by using a VPN. So don’t worry about checking your facebook account because there are many ways for you to be online and to use social media in Iran. Iran is a beautiful country and there are many fabulous landmarks to see, so you will forget your Facebook or Instagram accounts as there are more amusing things in Iran to see and enjoy your journey.
Twitter in Iran is an active social platform which is really liked by Iranian youth population and also the politicians themselves use it to quote about different topics in society. In some period Twitter was active and it was not banned or blocked but now it got blocked by authorities. President Rouhani, himself is active on Twitter and his social media team support the account and they mostly tweet lively. It may seem surprising for tourists but using Twitter is free and safe in Iran although it is in defiance of censorship. Actually, because using Twitter needs to connect to VPN it is not as much famous as other social Media in Iran. Javad Zarif, who is Iran’s foreign minister also has a Twitter account and he is active.
YouTube is a platform to share videos. YouTube popularity in the world is obvious and according to Alex Internet, it has the second place in the world. YouTube as a social media in Iran is active between Iranians but unfortunately, it is blocked and it needs a VPN connection. Iran blocked YouTube in 2006 temporarily, but there is no problem for tourists to connect to YouTube via VPN connection or Proxy servers.
Pinterest is amazing for those people who like sharing photos and videos. Lots of people are fond of visual contents, and they find it awesome as it is a unique social media in Iran. Luckily it is not banned or blocked in Iran and if you travel to this awesome country you can use Pinterest easily and enjoy your trip.
TripAdvisor app will help you to choose the best destinations to travel and this app is really helpful for tourists and it introduces countries tourist attractions and hotels. TripAdvisor app is active in Iran, and everybody can use it without any limitation and it is a great resource for travelers. TripAdvisor as a social media in Iran doesn’t have the same popularity in Iran than other countries.
Snapchat is also blocked in Iran and you will need a VPN to connect to your snap during your trip.
Yes. WhatsApp is available without a VPN connection and it’s the safest social media in Iran and it is fast at the same time.
LinkedIn is a business social network all over the world and also in Iran which is the 32rd most visited website.
Iran banned Wechat, Social network service unfortunately and it is blocked by authorities and you need a VPN to connect to this social media.