Top 10 Social Networking Sites by Number of Users

Top 10 Social Networking Sites by Number of Users

Top 10 Social Networking Sites by Number of Users

A social networking site is an online platform that allows users to create a public profile and interact with other users on the website. It is also known as a social networking website or social website. Read the article to check the list of Top 10 Social Networking Sites by Number of Users for general awareness.

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What is a Social Networking Site?

A social networking service is an online platform that people use to build social networks or social relationships with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections. Social networking sites allow users to share ideas, digital photos and videos, posts, and to inform others about online or real-world activities and events with people in their network.



Check out the Top Social Networking Sites

Rank Social Networking Site No. of Users

(in millions)

1 Facebook 2047 Mark Zuckerberg
2 YouTube 1500 Susan Wojcicki
3 WhatsApp

(Owned by Facebook)

1200 Jan Koum
4 WeChat 1200 Allen Zhang
5 QQ 1200 Ma Huateng
6 Instagram

(Owned by Facebook)

700 Kevin Systrom
7 Qzone 638 Rodney Breis
8 Tumblr 357 Jeff D’Onofrio
9 Twitter 328 Jack Dorsey
10 Sina Weibo 313 Charles Chao
11 Baidu Tieba 300 Robin Li Yanhong
12 Skype 300 Tony Bates
13 Viber 260 Djamel Agaoua
14 Snapchat 255 Evan Spiegel
15 LINE 214 Jungo Shin
16 Pinterest 175 Ben Silbermann
17 Yy 122 David Li
18 LinkedIn 106 Ryan Roslansky
19 Telegram 100 Pavel Durov
20 Vkontakte 81 Andrey Rogozov
21 BBM 63 John Chen

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The latest news on Top Social Networking Sites

  • Facebook has updated its monthly active user numbers to 2.23 billion in June.
  • Youtube measures logged-in users and is getting closer and closer to Facebook with 1.9 billion.
  • Twitter reported 336 million active monthly users in its last quarterly report. Twitter also managed to post its first-ever quarterly profit.
  • VK reached 97 million monthly active users
  • Reddit adds users and displays 300 million users on its website.
  • WhatsApp added another 200 million monthly active users reaching 1.5 billion. Facebook Messenger promptly added another 100 million users and now they are behind WhatsApp with 1.3 billion monthly active users. Both of these mobile platforms are owned by Facebook.
  • WeChat took the 3rd position as it passed QQ and Instagram with more than 189 million monthly active users as QQ continues to slide.


Social networking apps are going to grow even bigger as people adopt them into their everyday lives. Here we have listed the mobile-first social media platforms. But the Facebook mobile app would dominate this list with 1.37 billion monthly active users. As smartphones’ adoption continues, the share of the desktop use of social media platforms will fall.

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