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 2+ 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
- Tencent Qzone 1+ billion[3] 629 million[4] May 2005  China September 2014
3 WhatsApp 700+ million[5] 600 million[5] June 2011  United States August 2014
4 Google+ 1+ billion[6] 540 million[7] June 2011  United States October 2013
- Facebook Messenger 2+ billion[1] 500 million[8] August 2011  United States November 2014
5 WeChat 600+ million[9] 468 million[10] January 2011  China September 2014
6 Instagram 300+ million[11] 300 million[12] October 2010  United States December 2014
7 Skype 663+ million[13] 300 million[14] August 2003  Estonia March 2014
8 Twitter 500+ million[15] 284 million[16] March 2006  United States October 2014
9 Viber 449 million[17] 209 million[17] December 2010  Israel November 2014
10 Baidu Tieba 1 billion[18] 200 million[18] December 2003  China December 2013
11 LINE 560 million[19] 170 million[19] June 2011  Japan October 2014
12 Sina Weibo 503+ million[20] 167 million[21] August 2009  China September 2014
13 YY 300 million[22] 105 million[22] December 2010  China September 2014
14 VK 280 million[23] 92 million[24] September 2006  Russia July 2014
15 BBM 160 million[25] 91 million[25] July 2005  Canada August 2014
16 LinkedIn 332 million[26] 90 million[26] May 2003  United States 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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  3. ^ a b "QQ International on the App Store on iTunes". 
  4. ^ a b "Tencent - Investor Relations - Financial Releases - 2014". Tencent. 2014-11-12. 
  5. ^ a b Olson, Parmy. "WhatsApp Hits 600 Million Active Users". 
  6. ^ "Google+ Growth". 
  7. ^ Gundotra, Vic (29 October 2013). "Google+ Hangouts and Photos: save some time, share your story". Google Blog. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Messenger Reaches 500 Million". Facebook. 
  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. ^ "Press Page - Instagram". Instagram. 
  12. ^ "Press Page - Instagram". Instagram. 
  13. ^ "Skype grows FY revenues 20%, reaches 663 mln users". Telecom Paper. 2011-03-08. 
  14. ^ "Skype Connection Hub Ads Provide Increased Scale for Marketers". Microsoft. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ "About Twitter, Inc.". Twitter. 
  17. ^ a b Corbin, David (5 November 2014). "Surprise! Viber surpasses Line in monthly active users". 
  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. ^ "MAIL.RU GROUP LIMITED Acquisition of 48% of Vkontakte". Mail.ru. 2012-09-16. 
  25. ^ a b "Financial Documents - US". BlackBerry. 
  26. ^ a b "LinkedIn - Quarterly Earnings - Investor Relations". LinkedIn. 

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