Number of active WeChat messenger accounts Q2 2011-Q1 2020

The number of Tencent's WeChat active accounts has been increasing steadily. In the first quarter of 2020, Tencent's WeChat had over 1.2 billion monthly active users from a wide range of age groups.

WeChat users

First released in 2011, WeChat is a mobile messaging app developed by the Chinese company Tencent. In its home market of China, WeChat is marketed as Weixin and was rebranded as WeChat in 2012 for international audiences. WeChat and Weixin surpassed one billion users in 2018, a significant increase from the previous year. Today, WeChat is one of the leading social networks worldwide, ranking fifth in number of active users.

WeChat Moments

WeChat has lots of popular messaging app features, including Moments. A majority of WeChat users access WeChat Moments every time they open the app. Voice and text messaging, group messaging, payment and games are other examples of WeChat activities. The app also includes a following function whereby users can follow accounts. On average, most of the users followed between ten and 50 WeChat accounts.

Number of monthly active WeChat users from 2nd quarter 2011 to 1st quarter 2020

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Sources

Release date

May 2020

Region

China

Survey time period

Q2 2011 to Q1 2020

Special properties

MAU of Weixin and WeChat

Supplementary notes

*In view of the evolution of Weixin and WeChat from communications services to multi-functional platforms, we have revised the definition of combined MAU of Weixin and WeChat since the fourth quarter of 2013 to denote the total number of user accounts that sent out one or more messages via Weixin/WeChat or conducted other proactive operations on Weixin/WeChat, such as logging into Game Center or updating Moments, at least once during the last calendar month prior to the relevant date. Comparative figures have been restated to conform to the current period’s presentation.
Previous values were published by China Internet Watch in December 2012.
Figures regarding Q4 2012 and Q3 2013 were retroactively corrected with the publication on the Tencent Annual Report 2013.

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