Snapchat has overtaken Twitter for the first time when it comes to installed apps on Android devices in the U.S., according to new data from digital intelligence firm SimilarWeb.
As of the end of April, Snapchat was installed on 22.7 percent of U.S. Android devices, just above Twitter, which was installed on 21.8 percent of the devices. (Twitter didn't immediately return our request for comment.)
Analysts see Snapchat as a rising risk to both Twitter and Facebook, as more and more people spend time within its app.
"We are concerned that Twitter may be ceding potential and active users to sites such as Snapchat, which, with its photo- and video-based core model, may be better aligned with the use of smartphones in the 'selfie' era," said Argus analyst Jim Kelleher in an April 28 report.