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] 1.35 billion[2] February 2004  United States September 2014
2 Tencent QQ 1+ billion[3] 820 million[4] February 1999  China September 2014
3 Tencent Qzone 712+ million[5] 629 million[4] 2005  China September 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] 468 million[10] January 2011  China September 2014
7 Skype 663+ million[11] 300 million[12] August 2003  Estonia March 2014
8 Twitter 500+ million[13] 284 million[14] March 2006  United States October 2014
9 Viber 449 million[15] 209 million[15] December 2010  Israel November 2014
10 Instagram 300+ million[16] 200 million[17] October 2010  United States March 2014
11 Baidu Tieba 1 billion[18] 200 million[18] December 2003  China December 2013
12 LINE 560 million[19] 170 million[19] June 2011  Japan October 2014
13 Sina Weibo 503+ million[20] 156 million[21] August 2009  China August 2014
14 YY 300 million[22] 100 million[22] December 2010  China August 2014
15 VK 272 million[23] 100 million[24] 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. ^ Dougherty, Jim (3 May 2013). "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 "Tencent - Investor Relations - Financial Releases - 2014". Tencent. 2014-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Cloud gaming service Kalydo launches on China's no. 1 social network from Tencent". KALYDO. 25 March 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Olson, Parmy. "WhatsApp Hits 600 Million Active Users". 
  7. ^ "Google+ Growth". 
  8. ^ Gundotra, Vic (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". 15 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Steven Millward (12 November 2014). "WeChat growth slows right down as it reaches 468 million monthly active users". Tech in Asia. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Skype grows FY revenues 20%, reaches 663 mln users". Telecom Paper. 2011-03-08. 
  12. ^ "Skype Connection Hub Ads Provide Increased Scale for Marketers". Microsoft. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ "About Twitter, Inc.". Twitter. 
  15. ^ a b Corbin, David (5 November 2014). "Surprise! Viber surpasses Line in monthly active users". 
  16. ^ "Instagram at $1 Billion". 30 April 2012. 
  17. ^ "Press Page - Instagram". Instagram. 
  18. ^ a b "百度贴吧发力官方平台". 2013-12-04. 
  19. ^ a b Horwitz, Josh (9 October 2014). "Line finally reveals it has 170 million monthly active users". 
  20. ^ Tan, Vanessa (2013-11-07). "Sina Weibo enters Twitter’s turf in Southeast Asia. Suicidal or genius? (Startup Asia preview)". 
  21. ^ "Weibo Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results". Weibo. 
  22. ^ a b "YY Reports Second Quarter 2014 Unaudited Financial Results". YY. 6 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "Каталог пользователей ВКонтакте". VK. 
  24. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (2012-05-29). "More FB IPO Fallout? Russia’s Leading Social Network Vkontakte’s IPO ‘Postponed Indefinitely’". TechCrunch. 

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