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 Name Registered users Active user accounts Date launched Country of origin Date of active user stat.
1 Facebook 2+ billion[3] 1.79 billion[4] February 2004  United States September 2016
- Facebook Messenger 2+ billion[3] 1 billion[5] August 2011  United States July 2016
2 WhatsApp 1+ billion[6] 1 billion[6] August 2009  United States February 2016
3 YouTube 1+ billion[7] 1 billion[7] February 2005  United States February 2015
4 Tencent QQ 1+ billion[8] 899 million[9] February 1999  China June 2016
5 WeChat 1+ billion[10] 806 million[9] January 2011  China June 2016
- Tencent Qzone 1+ billion[8] 652 million[11] May 2005  China June 2016
6 Instagram 500+ million[12] 500 million[12] October 2010  United States  Brazil June 2016
7 KuGou 800+ million[13] 450+ million[14] 2004[14]  China
8 Twitter 1+ billion[15] 313 million[16] March 2006  United States March 2016
9 Google+ 3+ billion[17] 300 million[18] June 2011  United States February 2016
10 Baidu Tieba 1.5 billion[19] 300 million[19] December 2003  China August 2016
11 Skype 750 million[20] 300 million[21] August 2003  Estonia March 2014
12 Snapchat 300+ million[22] 300 million[22] September 2011  United States December 2015
13 Sina Weibo 503+ million[23] 297 million[24] August 2009  China September 2016
14 Viber 754 million[25] 249 million[25] December 2010  Israel June 2015
15 LINE 600 million[26] 218 million[27] June 2011  Japan March 2016
16 YY 773 million[28] 141 million[29] December 2010  China June 2015
17 LinkedIn 467 million[30] 106 million[30] May 2003  United States September 2016
18 VKontakte 369 million[31] 100+ million[32] October 2006  Russia September 2016
19 Spotify 100+ million[33] 100+ million[33] October 2008  Sweden June 2016
20 BBM 190 million[34] 100 million[35] February 2007  Canada February 2015
21 Pinterest 100+ million[36] 100 million[36] March 2010  United States September 2015
22 Telegram 100+ million[37] 100 million[37] August 2013  Germany February 2016
23 Tumblr 325 million[38] 30-50 million[39] February 2007  United States May 2013

Note: An "active user" is defined as a user who has interacted with the community in the last 30 days while logged in.[40][41] 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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