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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.

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.

It became international (with more than 80 countries using it), after it was launched in China.

This is possible because Instagram allows you to apply multiple filters to your photos and you can easily post them to other popular social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. Number of active users per month: 400 million approximately This social networking site enables you to post short text messages (called tweets), containing a limited number of characters (up to 140), to convey your message to the world.

With the growing craze for online shopping, Twitter also makes it possible to promote your businesses and even shop directly through tweets. Number of active users per month: 320 million approximately Owned by the tech giant Alphabet (Google), this interest-based social networking platform enables you to stay in touch with people by sharing messages, photos, videos, useful links to sites and so on.

Social media sites have also grown in numbers by leaps and bounds.

As per the statistics revealed on Statista, approximately 2 billion users used social networking sites and apps in 2015.

It was also developed by Tencent in China and can easily work alongside QQ.

As per the BI intelligence report, the number of We Chat users are fast catching up with the number of Whats App users.

Human nature by default has been programmed to be socially active to a certain extent.

Some people are more active, while others are less so!

And, with the increased use of mobile devices, this number is likely to cross the 2.6 billion mark by 2018.