Social Networking has played a significant role in the mutation of people’s lives socially, economically, and academically. In education, social networks constituted a tool with which teachers and other education professionals facilitated teaching and enhanced learning. In this context, a significant number of studies investigated the impact of using social networks on language achievement in formal education. However, fewer probed the hidden implications it has when used outside of educational settings. This study aimed at investigating the impact of chatting on social networks on students’ achievement in writing. The study adopted a correlational mixed-method design that incorporated a questionnaire and an achievement test in writing. The study surveyed 120 students from the English department at Moulay Ismail University in Meknes, Morocco. The findings revealed practical implications for all actors in the domain of language education. Moreover, it expected pedagogical impacts that could redirect students’ skills towards academic achievement in writing.
Keywords : Social Networks; Achievement in Writing; Platforms; Chatting.