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

Rank Name Registered users Active user accounts Date launched Country of origin Date of active user stat.
1 Facebook 2+ billion[3] 1.65 billion[4] February 2004  United States March 2016
2 YouTube 1+ billion 1+ billion[5] February 2005  United States May 2016
2 WhatsApp 1+ billion[6] 1+ billion[6] June 2011  United States February 2016
4 Facebook Messenger 2+ billion[3] 900 million[7] August 2011  United States April 2016
5 Tencent QQ 1+ billion[8] 877 million[9] February 1999  China March 2016
6 WeChat 1+ billion[10] 697 million[11] January 2011  China December 2015
7 Tencent Qzone 1+ billion[8] 640 million[11] May 2005  China December 2015
8 Google+ 418+ million 418 million[12] June 2011  United States December 2015
9 Instagram 400+ million[13] 400 million[13] October 2010  United States September 2015
10 Twitter 1+ billion[14] 310 million[15] March 2006  United States March 2016
11 Skype 750+ million[16] 300 million[17] August 2003  Estonia March 2014
11 Baidu Tieba 1 billion[18] 300 million[18] December 2003  China July 2014
13 Viber 606 million[19] 249 million[19] December 2010  Israel June 2015
14 Sina Weibo 503+ million[20] 261 million[21] August 2009  China March 2016
15 LINE 600 million[22] 218 million[23] June 2011  Japan March 2016
16 YY 773 million[24] 122 million[25] December 2010  China June 2015
17 LinkedIn 414 million[26] 106 million[27] May 2003  United States March 2016
18 Snapchat 100+ million[28] 100+ million[28] September 2011  United States May 2015
19 Pinterest 100+ million[29] 100 million[29] March 2010  United States September 2015
19 BBM 190 million[30] 100 million[31] February 2007  Canada February 2015
19 Telegram 100+ million[32] 100 million[32] August 2013  Germany February 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.

See also

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