List of virtual communities with more than 100 million active users

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This is a list of virtual communities with more than 100 million active users.

Rank Name Registered users Active user accounts Date launched Country of origin Date of user stat.
1 Facebook 1.6+ billion[1] 1.32 billion[2] February 2004  United States June 2014
2 Tencent QQ 1+ billion[3] 829 million[4] February 1999  China August 2014
3 Tencent Qzone 712+ million[5] 645 million[4] 2005  China August 2014
4 WhatsApp 700+ million[6] 600 million[6] June 2011  United States August 2014
5 Google+ 1+ billion[7] 540 million[8] June 2011  United States October 2013
6 WeChat 600+ million[9] 438 million[4] January 2011  China August 2014
7 Skype 663+ million[10] 300 million[11] August 2003  Estonia March 2014
8 Twitter 500+ million[12] 271 million[13] March 2006  United States July 2014
9 Instagram 300+ million 200 million[14] October 2010  United States March 2014
10 LINE 490 million[15] 200 million June 2011  Japan July 2014
11 Baidu Tieba 1 billion[16] 200 million[16] December 2003  China December 2013
12 Sina Weibo 503+ million[17] 156 million[18] August 2009  China August 2014
13 Viber 300 million[19] 105 million[19] December 2010  Israel February 2014
14 YY 300 million[20] 100 million[20] December 2010  China August 2014
15 VK 270 million[21] 100 million[22] September 2006  Russia September 2014

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

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  1. ^ "Study: 82% of Facebook Users are Active, More than 30% Higher than G+ or Twitter". 
  2. ^ "Company Info - Facebook Newsroom". Facebook. 
  3. ^ "QQ International on the App Store on iTunes". 
  4. ^ a b c "Tencent - Investor Relations - Financial Releases - 2014". Tencent. 
  5. ^ "Cloud gaming service Kalydo launches on China's no. 1 social network from Tencent". 
  6. ^ a b Fiegerman, Seth. "WhatsApp Hits 600 Million Active Users". 
  7. ^ "Google+ Growth". 
  8. ^ Vic, Gundotra (29 October 2013). "Google+ Hangouts and Photos: save some time, share your story". Google Blog. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Chinese Internet giant Tencent takes aim at SE Asia market". 
  10. ^ "Skype grows FY revenues 20%, reaches 663 mln users". Telecom Paper. 2011-03-08. 
  11. ^ "Skype Connection Hub Ads Provide Increased Scale for Marketers". Microsoft. 
  12. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (31 July 2012). "Twitter May Have 500M+ Users But Only 170M Are Active, 75% On Twitter’s Own Clients". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "About Twitter, Inc.". Twitter. 
  14. ^ "Press Page - Instagram". Instagram. 
  15. ^ "UPDATE 2-Japan chat app Line's sales surge ahead of sector's first major IPO". 
  16. ^ a b http://news.163.com/13/1204/04/9F7MMQNO00014AED.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ Vanessa Tan (2013-11-07). "Sina Weibo enters Twitter’s turf in Southeast Asia. Suicidal or genius? (Startup Asia preview)". techinasia.com. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  18. ^ "Weibo Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results". 
  19. ^ a b Balanarayan, NT. "Viber Sold For $900M; Has 105M Monthly Active Users". 
  20. ^ a b "YY Reports Second Quarter 2014 Unaudited Financial Results". 
  21. ^ "Catalog". VK. 
  22. ^ Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 (2012-05-29). "More FB IPO Fallout? Russia’s Leading Social Network Vkontakte’s IPO ‘Postponed Indefinitely’". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 

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