Number of active users per month: 1.59 billion approximately Despite having been acquired by Facebook in 2014, this instant messaging platform exists as an independent entity.
And, in this age of digitisation, people have found ways to be socially active on the internet, which is possible with the advent of the numerous social networking platforms and apps.
Now, even relationships begin, grow and end on social media.
As per the statistics revealed on Statista, approximately 2 billion users used social networking sites and apps in 2015.
And, with the increased use of mobile devices, this number is likely to cross the 2.6 billion mark by 2018.
It became international (with more than 80 countries using it), after it was launched in China.
It can be used to stay in touch with friends through texts, video calls and voice chats.
The Whats App call feature is just the icing on the cake!
Number of active users per month: 1 billion approximately Tencent QQ (more popularly known as QQ) is an instant messaging (chat-based) social media platform.
Number of active users per month: 853 million approximately This is an all-in-one communications app for messaging and calling (similar to Whats App) that enables you to connect with the people of your choice.
It was also developed by Tencent in China and can easily work alongside QQ.
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