A large number of empirical researches on student academic performance and its potential antecedents have been conducted within the setting of higher education. However, the significance that social media usage plays in students’ ESL (English as a Secondary Language) academic performance is largely ignored. As a result, the purpose of this study was to investigate the impact that students’ usage of social media had on their ESL academic performance. This study carried out by the participation of 247 students of undergraduate level from public and private universities in Lahore city. By employing a quantitative research method, the findings indicated that social media usage plays a significant role in enhancing students’ ESL academic performance. The findings further followed by the discussion, implications and the constraints of the study.