Are you someone who is on their social media constantly? Most people are. However, even though many people check and update their social medias daily, they don’t always update their profile pictures. A survey conducted by http://www.bidvine.com found that the average social media profile picture is 2 years old.
Bidvine asked 2,000 British social media users, and online dating users, how up-to-date their personal profile pictures were. The results were a little unexpected. They found that profile pictures can be up to 4 years old. They also found that online dating app users, such as users on Tinder or Grindr, were more likely to change their profile pictures more frequently. Some users changed their pictures every 2-3 weeks. Dating website users, though, might only change their images every 3-4 years. These websites included Match.com and Plenty of Fish. However, people who used Facebook and Instagram sometimes changed their profile picture every 5-6 months, or in about half a year’s time.
Below, you can find the statistics that Bidvine found.
- Grindr — 2 weeks
- Tinder — 3 weeks
- WhatsApp — 2.5 months
- Facebook — 5 months
- Instagram — 6 months
- SnapChat — 8 months
- Twitter — 1.8 years
- LinkedIn — 2.1 years
- Plenty of Fish — 3.2 years
- Match.com — 4 years
11% of people who were polled admitted that they hadn’t updated their profile pictures in some 10 years. When asked, some pollers said they didn’t update their profile pictures regularly because they wanted to look younger. Others said that they couldn’t find an image they were happy with, so they kept what they currently had.
The CEO of Bidvine, Sohrab Jahanbani, had spoken about the results. She had said: “Looking at the regularity with which people change their profile photos, it appears that older, more conventional dating websites and the networks people use on a regular professional basis, such as LinkedIn and Twitter lag behind, while younger single people are more likely to want to use newer photos.
“It appears that people don’t change their photos because they struggle to find photos of themselves they like. So with this in mind, Bidvine is setting up pop up photo booths offering free professional photography for those who want to update their social media profile pictures. As we all know, whether it’s for a wedding, a company headshot or your online profiles, professional photos make a difference. We’ll be announcing cities and dates for the photo booths on our website shortly.”
Image by tara hunt