This number stands for the total sum of Monthly Active Users (MAU) on the instant messaging software created by Tencent. QQ is the most used social media in China and the third most used in the world, behind Facebook (1.59 billion MAU) and WhatsApp (1 billion MAU). It also holds the title of “Most Simultaneous Users” in the Guinness World Record with 210 million users at the same time (3rd of July 2014 at 12:52 pm).
This platform is both in international and Chinese versions and owns a plethora of features such as the possibility to read email, to play games, to read books, to do shopping, to call someone on voice chat, to write blogs, etc. It is also worthy to note that these features are of use to brands and, also, luxury brands: According to the South China Morning Post quoting Andrew Taylor (co-founder of Juwai.com), customers looking for luxury products will tend to use QQ instant messaging system to call the brands.
Source : Tencent - South China Morning Post
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