9GAG puts a smile on your dial, living up to its name and engaging more than 80 million followers across the globe.

Intrinsically a hip site for people under the age of 34 years, 9GAG offers across-the-board humour to attract all age groups.

What is 9GAG?

The site is a social media website on which members post humorous photos and videos.

The platform is divided into several categories, such as:

Hot, Trending, Fresh, Video, Girl, NSFW (Not Safe For Work), GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), and WTF (needs no translating!).

The platform was the brainchild of CEO and co-founder, Ray Chan, and was launched in 2008.

Ray Chan, co-founder and CEO of 9GAG.

Initially, the intention was to create an alternative platform for emails on which visitors could share funny videos and photos.

How to sign into 9GAG

Copy and paste this link into your browser

https://9gag.com

This page will pop up

9gag

Press the Log in button as indicated with the arrow

Enter your email address

Enter your password

Press the Log in button

If you have forgotten your password, click on “Forgot Password” shown on the bottom-right of the page

You will receive a verification email

You can also select to log in with Facebook or Google+

How to sign up to 9GAG

If you are not already a member of this social media platform, copy and paste this link into your browser

https://9gag.com

The homepage will appear

Press the Sign up button on the top right-hand side of the screen as illustrated

The following page will now pop up

You can sign up with Facebook or Google+

Otherwise, click on Email Address to sign up

This page will now appear

Enter your full name

Enter your email address

Create and enter a password

Now click on the circled box: “I’m not a robot”

Press the Sign Up button

You will immediately receive an email

Press the verification link

Congratulations! You are now a member of 9GAG

How to retrieve your 9GAG login details

Copy and paste this link into your browser

https://9gag.com

Press the Log in button at the top-right of the page as shown earlier in this article

The page below will now appear

Press the “Forgot Password” button on the bottom-right of your screen

You will get an email with instructions on how to reset your password

Why you have to sign up for 9GAG

Who doesn’t need a little laughter in life and the platform is the ideal social media platform on which to view and share a lighter slice of life.

Privacy

9GAG takes the privacy of personal information very seriously.

It collects the following personal information:

  • Browser type
  • Language preference
  • Referring site
  • Date and time of each visitor request

Nine gag only discloses personal information to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations on a need-to-know basis.

What you get from 9GAG

  • Content is generally displayed as comic strips or humorous images, together with descriptive captions
  • You can also get a Pro Version, for which users must pay
  • In December 2016, following repeated requests, 9GAG added the Dark Humor section, as well as a Country section
  • At the beginning of 2017, 9GAG launched the ‘I Made Dis’ and ‘No Fear No Fun’ sections
  • The site supports charities

Countries

9GAG is a worldwide social media platform that can be downloaded for FREE with the exception of its Pro Version for which subscribers must pay.

Mobile, Android, iPhone and smartphone

The site is accessible on iOS, Android, Windows Phones 8 and Blackberry 10.

To download simply open the 9GAG homepage by copying and pasting this link into your browser

https://9gag.com

When the homepage appears, click Log in and then select Use App

In this example, we have selected to log into 9GAG via Facebook

The page will now open and you can select to download via the App Store or Google play

Security and privacy issues

All personal information is stored by 9GAG on restricted database servers.

Cool stuff to do on 9GAG

Take part in 9GAG surveys when users’ opinions are required to keep the platform up-to-date with what viewers really want.

Log into 9GAG and use the 9CHAT platform to send messages.

You can exchange your funnies, whether in GIF form or videos, on other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

How does the site make money?

The business is currently worth an estimated $925 million.

The platform receives in the region of about 1.2 billion page views every month. These are sold for $100 for 100 000 impressions, generating a monthly income of around $1.2 million.

Takeaways about 9GAG

The company is based in Hong Kong and is privately-owned.

Headquarters in Hong Kong is as hip at the website.

Since its launch in 2008, the platform has received:

More than 35.4 million likes on Facebook

8.34 million Twitter followers and

3.28 million Instagram followers

Its biggest fans are German users, followed by Americans, French, Brazilians and residents of Turkey.

Keep your login details safe

It is never advisable to share your login details – passwords and usernames – with anyone else if you are to safeguard your privacy and shield your computer/internet devices from hackers.