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]

List[edit]

Rank Name Company Registered users Active user accounts Date launched Country of origin Date of active user stat.
1 Facebook Facebook Inc. 2+ billion[3] 2.20 billion[4] February 2004  United States March 2018
2 Facebook Messenger Facebook Inc. 2+ billion[3] 1.3 billion[5] August 2011  United States September 2017
3 WhatsApp Facebook Inc. 1.5+ billion[6] 1.5 billion[6] February 2009  United States January 2018
4 WeChat Tencent Holdings Limited 1+ billion[7] 1.0 billion[8] January 2011  China March 2018
5 Tencent QQ Tencent Holdings Limited 1+ billion[9] 868 million[10] February 1999  China December 2016
6 Viber Rakuten Inc. 900 million+[11] 900 million[11] December 2010  Israel June 2015
7 Instagram Facebook Inc. 800+ million[12] 800 million[12] October 2010  United States August 2017
8 Tencent Qzone Tencent Holdings Limited 1+ billion[9] 638 million[13] May 2005  China December 2016
9 Sina Weibo Sina Corp 503+ million[14] 340 million[15] August 2009  China March 2017
10 Twitter Twitter Inc. 1+ billion[16] 330 million[17] March 2006  United States September 2017
11 Skype Microsoft 750 million[18] 300 million[19] August 2003  Estonia  Sweden  Denmark March 2016
12 Baidu Tieba Baidu 1.5 billion[20] 300 million[20] December 2003  China August 2016
13 LINE Naver Corporation 600 million[21] 217 million[22] June 2011  Japan  South Korea December 2016
14 Google+ Google 2+ billion[23] 212 million[24] June 2011  United States April 2015
15 Telegram Telegram Messenger LLP 200+ million[25] 200 million[25] August 2013  Russian Federation March 2018
16 Pinterest Pinterest 200+ million[26] 200 million[26] March 2010  United States September 2017
17 Snapchat Snap Inc. 161+ million[27] 161+ million[27] September 2011  United States December 2016
18 King of Glory Tencent Holdings Limited 200+ million[28] 160 million[29] November 2015  China May 2017
19 LinkedIn Microsoft 466 million[30] 106 million[30] May 2003  United States September 2016
20 VK Mail.Ru 369 million[31] 100+ million[32] October 2006  Russian Federation September 2016
21 BBM Emtek 190 million[33] 100 million[34] February 2007  Canada February 2015
22 League of Legends Tencent Holdings Limited 100+ million[35] 100+ million[35] October 2009  United States September 2016

Note: An "active user" is defined as a user who has interacted with the community in the last 30 days while logged in.[36][37] 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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