Is Twitter a Dying Platform?

I have a friend who always insists that Twitter is a dying platform. He’s adamant about this and says it all the time. But is it? How is Twitter really doing?

Number of monthly active Twitter users worldwide from 1st quarter 2010 to 4th quarter 2017 (in millions)

As you can see, Twitter has had exponential growth of ACTIVE users, year after year, every year since its inception.

While Instagram is doing much better, with 800 million monthly active users, Twitter is still holding its own with positive growth year after year after year.