Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program

Social media technologies allow individuals to create and share information using public websites and also to create and exchange information using private websites or mobile apps. Several social media websites are available via Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), either natively or using one of the services or products described in the Content and Applications Delivery over IPv6 article in the FAQ section that provides dual stack (IPv6 as well as legacy IPv4) access to IPv4-only websites. Several social media apps can communicate using either IPv6 or IPv4.

Native Dual Stack Websites and Apps

A partial list includes: Dropbox, Facebook and Facebook Messenger, Google+, Instagram, Kik, LinkedIn, Netflix, Skype mobile clients (although only on 21Vianet in China), Snapchat, Telegram, WhatsApp Messenger, Wikipedia and YouTube.

In 2009 there was a proposal to transform all Social Networking platforms into IPv6 networks. See Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Request for Comments (RFC) 5514 IPv6 over Social Networks. A working prototype for Facebook was even implemented, but is no longer available.

Websites and Apps Available via a service or product described in the Content and Applications Delivery over IPv6 article in the FAQ section

A partial list includes: GitHub, Meetup, Pinterest, Reddit, Spotify, and Swarm via Content Delivery Network (CDN) Provider Fastly;, Viber, and Wayfair via CDN Provider Akamai; Flickr via CDN Provider Amazon CloudFront; and (successor to the Vine app), MySpace, StumbleUpon and Tumblr via CDN Provider Google Cloud CDN.

Mobile Apps on Apple's App Store

Beginning in 2016, apps written for Apple iOS 9 (or later) on Apple's App Store Social Networking web page, including Digg, Stitcher, Twitter, and WeChat are compatible with IPv6 DNS64/NAT64 networks and also support IPv6-only networking.

Websites listing Social Media Websites and Apps lists social media websites and apps that are (or are not) available via IPv6.