QQ Revenue and Users Statistics (2024)

Key QQ user stats. Includes data on the total number of monthly active users, the top countries using QQ, and more.
Last updated on:
December 29, 2023
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QQ Interesting Key Facts

  • OICQ was the original name of Tencent QQ when it was first released in February 1999.
  • OICQ means Open ICQ, a reference to the early IM ICQ.
  • AOL, owner of ICQ, threatened Tencent for trademark infringement lawsuit, because of this, OICQ’s name was changed into QQ.
  • The QQ name implies “cute” in chinese messenger culture back in the earlier days.
  • Nowadays, specially in the gaming community, QQ is used as a taunt by players to imply two big crying eyes with tears falling down.
  • Web QQ, the web version of the app, was shut down last 2019 as part of Tencent restructuring its businesses.
  • QQ Kandia, an app meant to compete with ByteDance, was also shutdown on August 2022.
  • QQ mail, a mail service provider associated with QQ, had a functioned name “drift bottle”. Users on QQ can ‘throw’ these drift bottles, while staying anonymous, into a virtual ocean where other users can then pick up these “floating” drift bottles. Although one can throw anonymously, it was still possible to put in contact information inside the drift bottles.
  • Tencent closed the drift bottle function in 2019.
  • QQ coin is a virtual currency used by QQ users to purchased items in QQ. However, the People’s Bank of China tried to crack down on these coins due to QQ users using the virtual currency to purchase real world goods.

Sources: Infomory, Language Log, Dictionary, Quartz 1, Quartz 2, SCMP

QQ: Company Overview (About)

QQ was launched in 1999 in China as a private business. Lets take a look at a glance of the company:

Sources: Infomory, QQ, GB Times

QQ: Total Number of Monthly Active Users – 2017 (Quarterly)

The following list shows the total number of monthly active QQ users both from the web and mobile platform in 2017 per quarter.

  • Q1 2017: 861 million monthly active QQ users on both web and mobile platforms.
  • Q2 2017: 850 million monthly active QQ users both web and mobile platforms.
  • Q3 2017: 843 million monthly active QQ users both web and mobile platforms.
  • Q4 2017: 783.4 million monthly active QQ users both web and mobile platforms.

Sources: PR Newswire 1, PR Newswire 2, PR Newswire 3, PR Newswire 4

QQ: Total Number of Monthly Active Users – 2018 (Quarterly)

The following list shows the total number of monthly active QQ users  both from the web and mobile platform in 2018 per quarter:

  • Q1 2018: 805.5 million monthly active QQ users both web and mobile platforms.
  • Q2 2018: 803.2 million monthly active QQ users both web and mobile platforms.
  • Q3 2018: 802.6 million monthly active QQ users both web and mobile platforms.
  • Q4 2018: 807.1 million monthly active QQ users both web and mobile platforms.

Sources: PR Newswire 1, PR Newswire 2, PR Newswire 3, PR Newswire 4

QQ: Total Number of Monthly Active Users – 2019 (Quarterly)

The following list shows the total number of monthly active QQ users both from the web and mobile platform in 2019 per quarter:

  • Q1 2019: 823.0 million monthly active QQ users both web and mobile platforms.
  • Q2 2019: 807.9 million monthly active QQ users both web and mobile platforms.
  • Q3 2019: 731.0 million monthly active QQ users both web and mobile platforms.

Sources: PR Newswire 1, PR Newswire 2, PR Newswire 3

QQ: Number of Monthly Active QQ Mobile Users – 2017 (Quarterly)

The following list shows the total number of monthly active QQ mobile users per quarter:

  • Q1 2017: 678 million monthly active QQ mobile users.
  • Q2 2017: 662 million monthly active QQ mobile users.
  • Q3 2017: 653 million monthly active QQ mobile users.
  • Q4 2017: 683 million monthly active QQ mobile users.

Sources: PR Newswire 1, PR Newswire 2, PR Newswire 3, PR Newswire 4

QQ: Number of Monthly Active QQ Mobile Users – 2018 (Quarterly)

The following list shows the total number of monthly active QQ mobile users in 2018 per quarter:

  • Q1 2018: 694.1 million monthly active QQ mobile users.
  • Q2 2018: 708.6 million monthly active QQ mobile users.
  • Q3 2018: 697.9 million monthly active QQ mobile users.
  • Q4 2018: 699.8 million monthly active QQ mobile users.

Sources: PR Newswire 1, PR Newswire 2, PR Newswire 3, PR Newswire 4

QQ: Number of Monthly Active QQ Mobile Users – 2019 (Quarterly)

The following list shows the total number of monthly active QQ mobile users in 2019 per quarter:

  • Q1 2019: 700.4 million monthly active QQ users.
  • Q2 2019: 706.7 million monthly active QQ users.
  • Q3 2019: 653.4 million monthly active QQ users.
  • Q4 2019: 647.0 million monthly active QQ users.

Sources: PR Newswire 1, PR Newswire 2, PR Newswire 3, PR Newswire 4

QQ: Number of Monthly Active QQ Mobile Users – 2020 (Quarterly)

The following list shows the total number of monthly active QQ mobile users in 2020 per quarter:

  • Q1 2020: 693.5 million monthly active QQ users.
  • Q2 2020: 647.6 million monthly active QQ users.
  • Q3 2020: 617.4 million monthly active QQ users.
  • Q4 2020: 594.9 million monthly active QQ users.

Sources: PR Newswire 1, PR Newswire 2, PR Newswire 3, PR Newswire 4

QQ: Number of Monthly Active QQ Mobile Users – 2021 (Quarterly)

The following list shows the total number of monthly active QQ mobile users in 2021 per quarter:

  • Q1 2021: 606.4 million monthly active QQ users.
  • Q2 2021: 590.9 million monthly active QQ users.
  • Q3 2021: 573.7 million monthly active QQ users.
  • Q4 2021: 552.1 million monthly active QQ users.

Sources: PR Newswire 1, PR Newswire 2, PR Newswire 3, PR Newswire 4

QQ: Number of Monthly Active QQ Mobile Users – 2022 (Quarterly)

The following list shows the total number of monthly active QQ mobile users in 2022 per quarter:

  • Q1 2022: 563.8 million monthly active QQ users.
  • Q2 2022: 568.7 million monthly active QQ users.
  • Q3 2022: 574.4 million monthly active QQ users.

Sources: PR Newswire 1, PR Newswire 2, PR Newswire 3

QQ: Total Number of Active Users Throughout the Years

The following list shows the total number of active QQ users both from the web and mobile platform throughout the years:

  • 2017: 783.4 million active QQ users on both web and mobile platforms.
  • 2018: 807.1 million active QQ users on both web and mobile platforms.
  • 2019: 731.0 million active QQ users on both web and mobile platforms.
Graph about QQ number of active users

Sources: PR Newswire 1, PR Newswire 2, PR Newswire 3

QQ: Total Number of Active Mobile Users Throughout the Years

The following list shows the total number of active mobile users each year:

  • 2017: 683 million active QQ mobile users.
  • 2018: 699.8 million active QQ mobile users.
  • 2019: 647.0 million  active QQ mobile users.
  • 2020: 594.9 million active QQ mobile users.
  • 2021: 552.1 million active QQ mobile users.
Graph about Number of Active Mobile Users of QQ through out the years

Sources: PR Newswire 1, PR Newswire 2, PR Newswire 3, PR Newswire 4

QQ Traffic Analysis Overview

Below you’ll find the data collected in regards to QQ’s Traffic Analysis, as of November 2022.

QQ Traffic Summary

QQ has many users. For instance, look at the daily unique visitors: 31,533,387. There are 2.8636 billion visits in 30 days!

Sources: HypeStat, Similarweb

QQ Traffic Sources

  • Direct sources: 70.18% of the traffic
  • Referral sources: 10.81% of the traffic
  • Search sources: 17.72%1.29% of the traffic
  • Social sources: 5.07% of the traffic
  • Paid sources: 0% of the traffic
Infographic about QQ Traffic Sources

Source: HypeStat

QQ Traffic Source: Desktop vs Mobile

  • 62.36% of the users visit the website through desktop devices
  • 37.64% of the users visit the website through mobile devices
Graph about QQ Traffic Source: Desktop vs Mobile

Source: HypeStat

What are the top organic search terms for QQ?

The following list shows the top organic search terms for QQ:

Source: Similarweb

What are the top websites that referred QQ the most?

Source: Similarweb

What are the top industries that referred QQ the most?

Search Engine is the largest industry that refefrred QQ, covering 15.74% traffic. Then, there’s programming & developer software, covering 12.94% of it.

For more, look at the table below.

Graph about top industries that referred QQ the most

Source: Similarweb

What are the advertising networks that delivered ads on QQ?

These are the top advertising networks that delivered ads on QQ:

  • Miscellaneous Ads: 97.3%
  • ShareASale: 0.67%
  • Unidentified Networks: 0.38%
  • Miaozhen: 0.35%
  • Google Display Network: 0.32%
  • Others: 0.98%
Graph about the top advertising networks that delivered ads on QQ

Source: Similarweb

How much time do people spend on QQ?

The average visit duration of GitHub users on QQ is 3 minutes & 42 seconds.

Infographic about QQ users average visit duration

Souce: Similarweb

What are the top countries using QQ?

China covers 93.20% of QQ’s audience. Then, there’s Hong Kong with 1.33%, and a few other countries.

The following data shows the top countries using GitHub:

Graph about top countries using QQ

Source: Similarweb

QQ Mobile App Stats: Android vs iOS

These are the key stats and key info on GitHub’s mobile app on Android as of November 2022:

These are the key stats and key info on GitHub’s mobile app on iOS as of November 2022:

Sources: Google Play, Apple Store

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