Social media platforms can be used to enhance and facilitate the education of students. Social media is defined as a collection of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological bedrock of the Web 2.0, which allow the creation and sharing of user-generated content. The social media being an Integral part of our everyday lives and activities in this contemporary world offers several functionalities like information sharing, content creation, and content exchange. The use of social media in education poses some effects both positive and negative. This paper therefore discusses the effects of using social media in education. It recommends that students should be very mindful in their use of social media so as not to distract them from academic activities.