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 December 2014, 37.9 percent of the world's human population (or 2.7 billion) has used the services of the Internet within the past year—over 100 times more people than were using it in 1995.[1][2]

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Rank Name Registered users Active user accounts Date launched Country of origin Date of user stat.
1 Facebook 2+ billion[3] 1.55 billion[4] February 2004  United States September 2015
2 WhatsApp 1+ billion[5] 1 billion[5] June 2011  United States February 2016
3 Tencent QQ 1+ billion[6] 860 million[7] February 1999  China September 2015
- Facebook Messenger 2+ billion[3] 800 million[8] August 2011  United States June 2015
- Tencent Qzone 1+ billion[6] 653 million[7] May 2005  China September 2015
4 WeChat 1+ billion[9] 650 million[10] January 2011  China September 2015
5 Google+ 2+ billion[11] 540 million[12] June 2011  United States October 2013
6 Instagram 400+ million[13] 400 million[13] October 2010  United States September 2015
7 Twitter 1+ billion[14] 307 million[15] March 2006  United States September 2015
8 Skype 663+ million[16] 300 million[17] August 2003  Estonia March 2014
9 Baidu Tieba 1 billion[18] 300 million[18] December 2003  China July 2014
10 Viber 606 million[19] 249 million[19] December 2010  Israel June 2015
11 Sina Weibo 503+ million[20] 222 million[21] August 2009  China September 2015
12 LINE 600 million[22] 212 million[23] June 2011  Japan September 2015
13 YY 773 million[24] 122 million[25] December 2010  China June 2015
14 Snapchat 100+ million[26] 100+ million[26] September 2011  United States May 2015
15 BBM 190 million[27] 100 million[28] February 2007  Canada February 2015
16 Pinterest 100+ million[29] 100 million[29] March 2010  United States September 2015
17 LinkedIn 396 million[30] 100 million[30] May 2003  United States September 2015

Note: An "active user" is defined as a user who has interacted with the community in the last 30 days while logged in.[31][32] 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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