Number of monthly active WeChat users from 2nd quarter 2010 to 4th quarter 2016 (in millions)

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Number of accounts in millions
Q2 '112.8
Q3 '1114
Q4 '1150
Q1 '12100
Q2 '12151
Q3 '12209.6
Q4 '12160.8
Q1 '13194.4
Q2 '13235.8
Q3 '13336
Q4 '13*355
Q1 '14396
Q2 '14438
Q3 '14468
Q4 '14500
Q1 '15549
Q2 '15600
Q3 '15650
Q4 '15697
Q1 '16762
Q2 '16806
Q3 '16846
Q4 '16889
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This statistic shows the number of Tencent's WeChat active accounts from the second quarter of 2010 to the fourth quarter of 2016. In the most recently reported quarter, Tencent's WeChat had 889 million monthly active users, closing in on 1 billion users.


WeChat users – additional information

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. As of the fourth quarter of 2016, WeChat had 889 million users, a significant increase from the previous year, when the messaging app had about 697 million users in the corresponding quarter. WeChat is one of the leading social networks worldwide, placing fifth in number of active users.

WeChat has lots of popular messaging app features, including Moments. About 61 percent of WeChat users access WeChat Moments every time they open the app, and 22.6 percent of WeChat users use the WeChat Moments feature often. 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.

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