Find out which social media apps other teenagers in Hong Kong can't live without

Find out which social media apps other teenagers in Hong Kong can't live without

We asked our readers which social media platform they check religiously. Here are some of our favourite answers


Don't forget to take a break now and then from staring at the screen.
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It definitely has to be Vapp. This app allows K-pop stars and their fans to interact with one another. It’s a great way for celebrities to hear from fans as well as for fans to get the latest updates from their idols. It’s also a place for fans to connect with one another and discuss different topics.

Cassandra Chan, 17, Leung Shek Chee college

Keeping in touch

I can’t live without Facebook. I use it to talk to my friends and unwind after school. Without it, I’d probably be stuck doing nothing but homework and I’d never get a chance to catch up with my friends.

Ruby Wong Lai-hei, 12, Sha Tin Tsung Tsin Secondary School


I can’t go a day without using Weibo. I use it to follow my favourite celebrities and it just brightens up my day.

Hanna Chan, 14, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School


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Instant positive vibes

I definitely cannot live without Instagram. Why? Because I can connect with different people from around the world, from relatives and friends to celebrities. I like to follow people who spread positivity, and I make sure all my posts are uplifting, too.

Bella Kan, 13, St Paul’s Convent School

WhatsApp with you?

Like a lot of people my age, I use WhatsApp regularly. It has pretty much replaced ordinary calling and texting because it’s so convenient. You can send instant messages, create group
chats and call people for free. WhatsApp really helps us in our daily lives!

Jodie Ng Wing-sum, 12, Sha Tin Tsung Tsin Secondary School

The cure to a long day

I can’t live without YouTube. Comedy videos cheer me up after a hard day at school, while DIY videos offer fun activities to keep myself busy later on!

Saloni Sethi, 12, South Island School

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Lots of fun for everyone

I don’t think I could live without QQ. All my friends are on it and we talk every night. It’s fun and engaging, and there are even online games you can play.

Anny Chu, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

I chat, you chat, we all chat

WeChat is an all-in-one communications app for messaging and calling. You can also use it for entertainment and even to make e-payments. How could I live without it?

Pansy Tsui Pui-sze, 16, Leung Shek Chee College

Storytellers unite!

Without a doubt, it’s Wattpad. This site is especially great for those who love storytelling. I love the fact that it allows me to write stories based on any topic and share them with the world. I can also interact with other writers and pick up useful tips. I spend almost every spare moment I have on this site, publishing stories weekly. I simply cannot live without it.

Charis Chang Hoi-ching, 12, Sha Tin Tsung Tsin Secondary School

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Instagram has got to be one of the most popular social media platforms. It’s the perfect combination of pictures and captions, and is accessible even for those who aren’t very tech savvy. Getting a glimpse into the lives of others has never been easier!

Heather Ng, 17, YMCA Hong Kong Christian College

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Edited by Nicole Moraleda


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