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IM user accounts continue to grow

(Global Times)

13:13, August 21, 2012

The number of active accounts for Chinese users of instant messaging (IM) services reached 1.16 billion as of the end of the second quarter of this year, up 4.2 percent quarter-on-quarter and 17.1 percent year-on-year, according to a report release Monday by EnfoDesk Analysys International.

Tencent QQ, Aliwangwang, Fetion and MSN ranked as the country's top four most popular IM services.

Specifically, China Mobile's Fetion IM service saw the number of its users jump 11.2 percent quarter-on-quarter, the report shows.

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