The evolution of social networking on mobile networks started in 1999 with basic chatting and texting services.With the introduction of various technologies in mobile networks, social networking has reached an advance level over four generations. The services of this generation's mobile social networks can be used on a pay-as-you-go or subscription-to-service basis.
Mobile social networking is social networking where individuals with similar interests converse and connect with one another through their mobile phone and/or tablet.
Much like web-based social networking, mobile social networking occurs in virtual communities.
All the features in third generation are advanced in this generation of social mobile networks.
The features of this generation include the features of the third generation, the ability to hide/mask one's presence, asynchronous video conversation, multi-point audio chat conversation with one button, and multiplayer mobile gaming.
All these sites are categorized according to the following business models and usage.
Similar to there being many online social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, there are just as many social network on mobile devices.In parallel to the increase of various technologies in mobile networks, the number of hours spent per adult on mobile devices per day has increased dramatically since 2008.As of 2014, mobile devices have surpassed desktop/laptops as the most used device per day for internet usage.The applications are mostly useful for dating purposes.The services of this generation's mobile social networks can be used on a pay-as-you-go or subscription-to-service basis.There were different models which were adapted by different networking sites.