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) 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 2.23 billion[3] February 2004  United States June 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

 Brazil

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  Japan 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 LINE Naver 203 million[22] June 2011  Japan  South Korea September 2017
21 Telegram Telegram 200 million[23] August 2013  Russia March 2018
22 Pinterest Pinterest 200 million[24] March 2010  United States September 2017
23 imo PageBites 200 million[25] February 2010  United States July 2018
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.

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