Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
Social networking service
Available inMultilingual
Country of originTaiwan
OwnerPIXNET Digital Media
Launched2003; 18 years ago (2003)
Current statusActive

Pixnet is an Taiwanese mobile photo sharing, blogging, and social networking service, started in 2003, that enables its users to store pictures or create blogs and share them either publicly or privately on its website. The service is also available as an application, PIXNET is available at the App Store and the Google Play Store.[1] The service has a large user following in Taiwan, but access to it is blocked in China.[2] On average the platform has about 193 million monthly visits.[3]


PIXNET was started in 2003 as an online photo hosting service for students, and over time evolved into a social network. In 2007 it received financial backing from the Hong Kong-based TOM Group. This backing supported the site's hosting by Amazon Web Services in order for it to grow; AWS processes over 10 million pictures every day.[4]


Pixnet uses 79 technology products and services including HTML5, Google Analytics, and jQuery, according to G2 Stack. Pixnet is actively using 5 technologies for its website, according to BuiltWith. These include Viewport Meta, IPhone / Mobile Compatible, and Apple Mobile Web Clips Icon.[3]

See also


  1. ^ PIXNET Mobile Control Panel - Google Play Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  2. ^ China bans 8 of the world’s top 25 websites? There’s still more to the digital trade problem. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Pixnet - Tech Stack, Apps, Patents & Trademarks". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2021-02-24.
  4. ^ AWS Case Study: PIXNET Retrieved 2 March 2016.