List of virtual communities with more than 100 million active users

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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) has used the services of the Internet within the past year—over 100 times more people than were using it in 1995 (see Global Internet usage).[1][2]

List[edit]

Rank Company Name Registered users Active user accounts Date launched Country of origin Date of active user stat.
1 Facebook Facebook 2+ billion[3] 2 billion[4] February 2004  United States June 2017
2 Facebook WhatsApp 1.2+ billion[5] 1.2 billion[5] February 2009  United States December 2016
- Facebook Facebook Messenger 2+ billion[3] 1.2 billion[6] August 2011  United States March 2017
3 Tencent Holdings Limited WeChat 1+ billion[7] 889 million[8] January 2011  China December 2016
4 Tencent Holdings Limited Tencent QQ 1+ billion[9] 868 million[10] February 1999  China December 2016
- Tencent Holdings Limited Tencent Qzone 1+ billion[9] 638 million[11] May 2005  China December 2016
5 Facebook Instagram 600+ million[12] 600 million[12] October 2010  United States  Brazil December 2016
6 Sina Corp Sina Weibo 503+ million[13] 340 million[14] August 2009  China March 2017
7 Twitter Twitter 1+ billion[15] 328 million[16] March 2006  United States March 2017
8 Microsoft Skype 750 million[17] 300 million[18] August 2003  Estonia March 2016
9 Baidu Baidu Tieba 1.5 billion[19] 300 million[19] December 2003  China August 2016
10 Rakuten Inc. Viber 858 million[20] 249 million[20] December 2010  Israel June 2015
11 Naver Corporation LINE 600 million[21] 217 million[22] June 2011  Japan December 2016
12 Google Google+ 2+ billion[23] 212 million[24] June 2011  United States April 2015
13 Snap Inc. Snapchat 161+ million[25] 161+ million[25] September 2011  United States December 2016
14 Pinterest Pinterest 150+ million[26] 150 million[26] March 2010  United States October 2016
15 Microsoft LinkedIn 466 million[27] 106 million[27] May 2003  United States September 2016
16 Riot Games League of Legends 100+ million[28] 100+ million[28] October 2009  United States September 2016
17 BlackBerry Limited BBM 190 million[29] 100 million[30] February 2007  Canada February 2015
18 Telegram Messenger LLP Telegram 100+ million[31] 100 million[31] August 2013  Russia February 2016

Note: An "active user" is defined as a user who has interacted with the community in the last 30 days while logged in.[32][33] 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.

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