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]

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Rank Name Registered users Active user accounts Date launched Country of origin Date of active user stat.
1 Facebook 2+ billion[3] 1.71 billion[4] February 2004  United States June 2016
2 WhatsApp 1+ billion[5] 1 billion[5] Aug 2009  United States February 2016
- Facebook Messenger 2+ billion[3] 1 billion[6] August 2011  United States July 2016
3 Tencent QQ 1+ billion[7] 899 million[8] February 1999  China June 2016
4 WeChat 1+ billion[9] 806 million[8] January 2011  China June 2016
- Tencent Qzone 1+ billion[7] 652 million[10] May 2005  China June 2016
5 Instagram 500+ million[11] 500 million[11] October 2010  United States June 2016
6 Twitter 1+ billion[12] 313 million[13] March 2006  United States March 2016
7 Skype 750 million[14] 300 million[15] August 2003  Estonia March 2014
8 Baidu Tieba 1.5 billion[16] 300 million[16] December 2003  China August 2016
9 Sina Weibo 503+ million[17] 282 million[18] August 2009  China June 2016
10 Viber 754 million[19] 249 million[19] December 2010  Israel June 2015
11 LINE 600 million[20] 218 million[21] June 2011  Japan March 2016
12 Google+ 2+ billion[22] 212 million[23] June 2011  United States April 2015
13 YY 773 million[24] 141 million[25] December 2010  China June 2015
15 Snapchat 110+ million[26] 110+ million[26] September 2011  United States December 2015
14 LinkedIn 433 million[27] 106 million[27] May 2003  United States March 2016
16 BBM 190 million[28] 100 million[29] February 2007  Canada February 2015
17 Pinterest 100+ million[30] 100 million[30] March 2010  United States September 2015
18 Telegram 100+ million[31] 100 million[31] August 2013  Germany February 2016
19 Spotify 100+ million[32] 100+ million[32] October 2008  Sweden June 2016

Note: An "active user" is defined as a user who has interacted with the community in the last 30 days while logged in.[33][34] 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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  30. ^ a b "Pinterest crosses user milestone of 100 million". New York Times. 17 September 2015. 
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