Number of active WeChat messenger accounts Q2 2011-Q3 2019

The number of Tencent's WeChat active accounts has been increasing by 20 million each quarter. In the most recently reported quarter, Tencent's WeChat had over 1.15 billion monthly active users from a wide range of age groups.

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 end of 2018, WeChat and Weixin had surpassed one billion users, 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 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.

Number of monthly active WeChat users from 2nd quarter 2011 to 3rd quarter 2019

Number of accounts in millions
Q3 '191,151
Q2 '191,132.7
Q1 '191,111.7
Q4 '181,097.6
Q3 '181,082.5
Q2 '181,057.7
Q1 '181,040
Q4 '17989
Q3 '17980
Q2 '17963
Q1 '17938
Q4 '16889
Q3 '16846
Q2 '16806
Q1 '16762
Q4 '15697
Q3 '15650
Q2 '15600
Q1 '15549
Q4 '14500
Q3 '14468
Q2 '14438
Q1 '14396
Q4 '13*355
Q3 '13336
Q2 '13235.8
Q1 '13194.4
Q4 '12160.8
Q3 '12209.6
Q2 '12151
Q1 '12100
Q4 '1150
Q3 '1114
Q2 '112.8
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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

Q2 2011 to Q3 2019

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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