More than 1 million students across the U.S. have signed up to use the popular social networking app, LinkedIn, according to data from the website Social Networking Tracker.
LinkedIn’s growth in the past few years has been fueled by the rise of mobile apps such as Snapchat, Instagram and WhatsApp.
But it also has come at a cost: the rise in the number of students using it.
In the past year alone, LinkedIn has added more than 1.6 million members, a 10 percent increase from the year before.
The number of LinkedIn users has more than doubled from 2014, when there were fewer than 400,000.
LinkedIn has been growing faster than its competitors, particularly its online-only version, LinkedIn Student.
The platform has seen a 50 percent increase in users in the last three years, but it still ranks as the third-largest social networking platform by traffic.
“The LinkedIn platform has done a phenomenal job at keeping us connected to our classmates and the broader world,” said Emily Poynter, a senior at Northeastern University who is using the app.
“It’s been really useful for us to see the people we’ve met, what they were into, where they were from, and so on.”
Some of those same students have taken to Twitter to share their love of the platform.
It’s easy to see why: LinkedIn offers students a way to connect with people from all walks of life and get information that will help them better themselves in college.
A recent report from the College Board showed that more than 50 percent of high school seniors use the platform, with nearly half of all high school students using LinkedIn.
The company says its members are more than twice as likely as their peers to have a college degree.
And LinkedIn is one of the top destinations for employers looking for highly-qualified candidates, with more than 2.5 million employers looking to hire for jobs in the future.
LinkedIn’s popularity with students is one reason why the social networking giant has continued to grow, with its average daily active users nearly doubling in the first half of 2018.
The startup says it has more users than the number that can be used on LinkedIn, and the number has grown steadily since its debut in 2005.
“With the advent of mobile devices and social media, it’s easier to share content and connect with peers on all platforms,” the company said in a statement.
“And when you are part of a community, it can be more personal and social.
We think this is the future of social networking.”