QQ Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting QQ statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

QQ Facts

What is QQ?

Many in the West may not have heard of Tencent’s QQ, but in China, it is a massive digital offering from a massive digital conglomerate. QQ is Tencent’s instant messaging platform. It was launched way back in 1999, but they are still going strong and have accumulated a very impressive user base over the years.

So just how big is QQ? Have a look…


QQ User Count

How many people use QQ?

QQ’s peak in popularity:

2016 (899 million users)

Number of QQ monthly active mobile users:

700 million users

Last updated 5/16/19

QQ smart device users:

Additional QQ Statistics

Number of QQ School-plus-Home users:

120 million users

Last updated 1/1/20

Number of QQ Highlights users:

100 million

Last updated 11/2/18

Number of QQ KanDian users:

80 million DAU

Last updated 5/17/18

Percentage of QQ users that were born after 1990:


Last updated 9/27/16

Percentage of QQ premium users that were born after 1990:


Last updated 8/5/17

Peak number of concurrent QQ users:

272 million

Last updated 11/15/17

Number of QQ Music users:

254 million mobile users

Last updated 8/27/18

Average amount of time young people spend on QQ monthly:

921.3 minutes per month

Last updated 8/5/17

Percentage of internet users, age 16-65, in China that use QQ:


Last updated 12/1/15

Number of QQ Chinese mobile users:

325.71 million active users

Last updated 3/5/14

Percentage of QQ users that are mobile:


Last updated 4/25/14

Top user activity on QQ:

Sending Messages

Last updated 4/25/14

Least popular user activity on QQ:

Reading News

Last updated 4/25/14

Percentage of QQ users that use it to send private chat messages:


Last updated 4/25/14

Number of QQ Music monthly users:

400 million monthly active users 

Last updated 7/29/16

Number of QQ Speed users:

3 million users

Last updated 5/19/16

Number of QQ Dancer users:

2.6 million users

Last updated 5/19/16

Number of games on the QQ Game Platform:

156 web games

Last updated 5/19/16

Number of red envelopes exchanged via QQ Wallet within six days during the Lunar New Year holidays in early 2016:

6 billion

Number of QQ users that participated in the virtual Olympic torch relay campaign in 2016:

over 100 million

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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these QQ stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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