Virtual Communities

A list of current virtual communities with more than 100 million active users.

social_mediaAs 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.

Source wikipedia.org


Facebook

  • Rank : 1
  • Registered Users : 2+ billion
  • Active User Accounts : 1.65 billion
  • Date Launched : February 1, 2004
  • Country of Origin : United States
  • Date of active user stat. : March 1, 2016
  • Website : https://www.facebook.com/

WhatsApp

  • Rank : 2
  • Registered Users : 1+ billion
  • Active User Accounts : 1 billion
  • Date Launched : June 1, 2011
  • Country of Origin : United States
  • Date of active user stat. : February 1, 2016
  • Website : https://www.whatsapp.com

Facebook Messenger

  • Rank : 3
  • Registered Users : 2+ billion
  • Active User Accounts : 900 million
  • Date Launched : August 1, 2011
  • Country of Origin : United States
  • Date of active user stat. : April 1, 2016
  • Website : https://www.messenger.com

Tencent QQ

  • Rank : 4
  • Registered Users : 1+ billion
  • Active User Accounts : 877 million
  • Date Launched : February 1, 1999
  • Country of Origin : China
  • Date of active user stat. : March 1, 2016
  • Website : http://im.qq.com/

WeChat

  • Rank : 5
  • Registered Users : 1+ billion
  • Active User Accounts : 762 million
  • Date Launched : January 1, 2011
  • Country of Origin : China
  • Date of active user stat. : March 1, 2016
  • Website : http://www.wechat.com/en/

Tencent Qzone

  • Rank : 6
  • Registered Users : 1+ billion
  • Active User Accounts : 648 million
  • Date Launched : May 1, 2005
  • Country of Origin : China
  • Date of active user stat. : March 1, 2016
  • Website : http://qzone.qq.com/

Google+

  • Rank : 7
  • Registered Users : 2+ billion
  • Active User Accounts : 111 million
  • Date Launched : June 1, 2011
  • Country of Origin : United States
  • Date of active user stat. : April 1, 2015
  • Website : https://plus.google.com/

Instagram

  • Rank : 8
  • Registered Users : 400+ million
  • Active User Accounts : 400 million
  • Date Launched : October 1, 2010
  • Country of Origin : United States
  • Date of active user stat. : September 1, 2015
  • Website :  https://www.instagram.com

Twitter

  • Rank : 9
  • Registered Users : 1+ billion
  • Active User Accounts : 310 million
  • Date Launched : March 1, 2006
  • Country of Origin : United States
  • Date of active user stat. : March 1, 2016
  • Website : https://twitter.com/

Skype

  • Rank : 10
  • Registered Users : 750 million
  • Active User Accounts : 300 million
  • Date Launched : August 1, 2003
  • Country of Origin : Estonia
  • Date of active user stat. : March 1, 2014
  • Website : https://www.skype.com

Baidu Tieba

  • Rank : 11
  • Registered Users : 1 billion
  • Active User Accounts : 300 million
  • Date Launched : December 1, 2003
  • Country of Origin : China
  • Date of active user stat. : July 1, 2014
  • Website :  http://tieba.baidu.com/

Sina Weibo

  • Rank : 12
  • Registered Users : 503+ million
  • Active User Accounts : 261 million
  • Date Launched : August 1, 2009
  • Country of Origin : China
  • Date of active user stat. : March 1, 2016
  • Website :  http://us.weibo.com/gb

Viber

  • Rank : 13
  • Registered Users : 711 million
  • Active User Accounts : 249 million
  • Date Launched : December 1, 2010
  • Country of Origin : Israel
  • Date of active user stat. : June 1, 2015
  • Website :  http://www.viber.com/en/

LINE

  • Rank : 14
  • Registered Users : 600 million
  • Active User Accounts : 218 million
  • Date Launched : June 1, 2011
  • Country of Origin : Japan
  • Date of active user stat. : March 1, 2016
  • Website : http://line.me/

YY

  • Rank : 15
  • Registered Users : 773 million
  • Active User Accounts : 122 million
  • Date Launched : December 1, 2010
  • Country of Origin : China
  • Date of active user stat. : June 1, 2015
  • Website : http://www.yy.com/

LinkedIn

  • Rank : 16
  • Registered Users : 433 million
  • Active User Accounts : 106 million
  • Date Launched : May 1, 2003
  • Country of Origin : United States
  • Date of active user stat. : March 1, 2016
  • Website :  https://www.linkedin.com

Snapchat

  • Rank : 17
  • Registered Users : 100+ million
  • Active User Accounts : 100+ million
  • Date Launched : September 1, 2011
  • Country of Origin : United States
  • Date of active user stat. : May 1, 2015
  • Website :  https://www.snapchat.com/

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)

  • Rank : 18
  • Registered Users : 190 million
  • Active User Accounts : 100 million
  • Date Launched : February 1, 2007
  • Country of Origin : Canada
  • Date of active user stat. : February 1, 2015
  • Website :  http://www.bbm.com/

Pinterest

  • Rank : 19
  • Registered Users : 100+ million
  • Active User Accounts : 100 million
  • Date Launched : March 1, 2010
  • Country of Origin : United States
  • Date of active user stat. : September 1, 2015
  • Website : https://www.pinterest.com/

Telegram

  • Rank : 20
  • Registered Users : 100+ million
  • Active User Accounts : 100 million
  • Date Launched : August 1, 2013
  • Country of Origin : United States
  • Date of active user stat. : February 1, 2016
  • Website : https://telegram.org/

Note: An “active user” is defined as a user who has interacted with the community in the last 30 days while logged in. This metric is different from monthly unique visitors, which includes unregistered readers who are only consumers and not creators of content.