Social Networking Stats: WhatsApp Tops Twitter In Monthly Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week

Facebook: 1 billion active users via Facebook
Twitter: over 200 million monthly active users via Twitter
Qzone: 599 million monthly active users via TechCrunch
Sina Weibo: over 400 million users via Yahoo
Renren: over 170 million users via iResearch iUser Tracker
VK: over 190 million users via VK
LinkedIn: 200 million active users via LinkedIn
Google Plus: 135 million monthly active users via Google
Tumblr: 112 million blogs via Tumblr
Instagram: 100 million users via Instagram
Tagged: 20 million unique monthly users via Tagged
Foursquare: nearly 30 million users via Adweek
Pinterest: over 25 million users via AdWeek
Reddit: nearly 70 million monthly unique visitors via Reddit
WhatsApp: 200 million monthly active users via TechCrunch

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WhatsApp Tops Twitter In Monthly Active Users

WhatsApp Tops 200 Million Monthly Active UsersAccording to WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum, WhatsApp is now larger than Twitter by monthly active users. Without revealing an exact number, he just said the app has over 200 million users (the last reported amount of monthly active users for Twitter.) WhatsApp is a cross-platform instant messaging application that allows users to send text, image, video and audio messages; it’s hugely popular as a way to stay in touch while traveling overseas.

While onstage at an AllThingsD conference in New York, Koum also announced that WhatsApp now sees an average of 8 billion inbound and 12 million outbound messages per day.

While WhatsApp and Twitter are very different platforms, the comparison does provide possible support for recent theories that younger users are turning to newer apps (like WhatsApp), while older social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter) are falling out of favor with this demographic.

Previously free, WhatsApp is now charging $0.99 per year – a change that has not yet caused “any drop off in user numbers or engagement,”reports TechCrunch. 

Have you tried WhatsApp yet?