List of Virtual Communities With More Than 100 Million Active Users

This is a list of current virtual communities with more than 100 million active users. As of 2016, 46% of the world's human population (or 3.4 billion) and 4.15 billion have, at the end of December 2017, used the services of the Internet within the past year--over 100 times more people than in 1995 (see Global Internet usage).[1][2]

Rank Name Company Active user accounts Date launched Country of origin Date of active user stat.
1 Facebook Facebook 2.27 billion[3] February 2004  United States September 2018
2 YouTube Google 1.9 billion[4] February 2005  United States July 2018
3 WhatsApp Facebook 1.5 billion[5] February 2009  United States January 2018
4 Messenger Facebook 1.3 billion[6] August 2011  United States September 2017
5 Instagram Facebook 1 billion[7] October 2010  United States June 2018
6 WeChat Tencent 1 billion[8] January 2011  China March 2018
7 QQ Tencent 868 million[9] February 1999  China December 2016
8 Qzone Tencent 638 million[10] May 2005  China December 2016
9 Tumblr Verizon 550 million[11] February 2007  United States January 2017
10 TikTok Bytedance 500 million[12] September 2016  China July 2018
11 Weibo Sina 340 million[13] August 2009  China March 2017
12 Twitter Twitter 335 million[14] March 2006  United States June 2018
13 Reddit Reddit 330 million[15] June 2005  United States April 2018
14 Snapchat Snap Inc. 300 million[16] September 2011  United States June 2017
15 Skype Microsoft 300 million[17] August 2003  Estonia  Sweden  Denmark March 2016
16 Tieba Baidu 300 million[18] December 2003  China August 2016
17 Viber Rakuten 260 million[19] December 2010  Israel February 2018
18 LinkedIn Microsoft 250 million[20] May 2003  United States January 2018
19 Google+ Google 212 million[21] June 2011  United States April 2015
20 Telegram Telegram 200 million[22] August 2013  Russia March 2018
21 Pinterest Pinterest 200 million[23] March 2010  United States September 2017
22 imo PageBites 200 million[24] February 2010  United States July 2018
23 LINE Naver 168 million[25] June 2011  Japan  South Korea December 2017
24 BBM Blackberry 100 million[26] February 2007  Canada February 2015

Note: An "active user" is defined as a user who has interacted with the community in the last 30 days while logged in.[27][28] This metric is different from monthly unique visitors, which includes unregistered readers who are only consumers and not creators of content. See also monthly active users.

See also

References

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  2. ^ "World Stats". Internet World Stats. Miniwatts Marketing Group. 2015-11-30.
  3. ^ https://newsroom.fb.com/company-info/
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  5. ^ "WhatsApp hits 1.5 billion monthly users. $19B? Not so bad". Tech Crunch.
  6. ^ "Facebook Messenger Day hits 70M daily users as the app reaches 1.3B monthlies". 14 September 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Instagram hits 1 billion monthly users, up from 800M in September". TechCrunch. Retrieved .
  8. ^ https://technode.com/2018/03/05/wechat-1-billion-users//
  9. ^ "Tencent - Products & Services". www.tencent.com. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Tencent's platforms performance in 2016 (WeChat, QQ, Qzone, Video, Browser, etc)". 23 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ WebHits.io (2017-02-09). "Review of the Top 10 Social Networks ranked by number of active users 2017". Medium. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Douyin reaches 500 million monthly active users worldwide". 2018-07-18.
  13. ^ "Weibo now has more users than Twitter". Tech In Asia. 12 June 2017.
  14. ^ Spangler, Todd (2018-07-27). "Twitter Posts Strong Q2 Earnings, but Monthly Users Drop by 1 Million Amid Cleanup Effort". Variety. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Global social media ranking 2018 | Statistic". Statista. Retrieved .
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  17. ^ "Skype Connection Hub Ads Provide Increased Scale for Marketers". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014.
  18. ^ "Baidu Struggles With Medical Business Fallout". 2016-08-08.
  19. ^ "26 Amazing Viber Stats". DMR. 2015-01-08. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "LinkedIn - Quarterly Earnings". LinkedIn. 1 June 2016.
  21. ^ "Hard Numbers for Public Posting Activity on Google Plus". Stone Temple. Retrieved 2015.
  22. ^ "200,000,000 Monthly Active Users". Telegram. 22 March 2018.
  23. ^ "Celebrating the 200 million people of Pinterest". Pinterest. 14 September 2017.
  24. ^ "imo free video calls and chat for Android and iPhone - click to download". imo. Retrieved .
  25. ^ "Topic: LINE". www.statista.com. Retrieved .
  26. ^ "BBM Seeing Billions of Ad Requests Per Month". N4BB. 27 March 2015.
  27. ^ "Company Info". fb.com.
  28. ^ The Street. "Is Facebook Lying About 900 Million Users?". Forbes.

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