Tencent reported the first quarter total revenues of 49,552 million yuan (USD7,182 million) in 2017, an increase of 55% over Q1 2016. WeChat MAU further grew to 938 million while QQ and Qzone MAU saw a decrease in Q1 2017.
Tencent’s total revenues in 2016 were 151,938 million yuan (US$21,903 million), an increase of 48% YoY. Operating profit was 56,117 million yuan (US$8,090 million), an increase of 38% YoY. Profit for the year was 41,447 million yuan (US$5,975 million), an increase of 42% YoY.
WeChat MAU, including Weixin, reached 846 million in Q3 2016, representing YoY growth of 30% according to Tencent’s announced financial results.
The monthly active users (“MAU”) of WeChat reached 818 million in September 2016 with an increase of 32.8% YoY according to QuestMobile. Its daily active users (“DAU”) exceeded 625 million.
Varieties of communities are built online and organized by companies, interest groups, or entrepreneurs in China. The most frequently used platforms of communications in the online communities are WeChat Group, QQ Group, and WeChat Official Account.
Combined MAU of Weixin and WeChat were 806 million, an increase of 34% YoY, according to Tencent’s Q2 results.
Social application market develops rapidly, satisfying users’ various needs such as communication, entertainment, interests, and work. Instant messaging and social networking are the top two most popular features of social applications in China.
Monthly active users (“MAUs”) of WeChat, including Chinese version Weixin, reached 762 million in Q1 2016 according to the latest Tencent financial results.
The average monthly reached users by mobile social networking apps in China exceeded 608 million in Q4, 2015 according to data from iResearch.
Weibo was the most active social mobile app in China in 2015 with high user monthly coverage rate and long usage time according to TrustData. Monthly active users of Weibo was 222 million as of September 2015 according to Tencent and daily coverage rate of Weibo was 12.4% ranking first in mobile information apps.
Tencent reported total revenues of 26,594 million yuan (US$4,181 million), an increase of 34% compared to the same period in 2014 according to Tencent (PDF).
The combined MAU of Weixin and WeChat were 600 million, an increase of 37% YoY according to Tencent’s unaudited consolidated results for the second quarter.