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WeChat

A company with a mobile text and voice messaging communication service. It was founded in 2012 and is located in Shenzhen, China.

WeChat is a China-based technology company that has developed a messaging service in the form of a mobile application or download. Its parent organization is Tencent Holdings and the service has been downloaded over a billion times.

Product

The company's product is a platform that can be used to communicate with others via various modes, such as texting, voice messaging, and social media use. Other features include group chat for up to 500 people, a news feed, access to games, and a mobile payment feature. Users can also share their location with other users and send photos using the platform. Video calls can be made with up to nine participants in addition to the standard voice calling feature. There are also stickers in the form of movie and cartoon characters that can be added to text chats between users. There is also a feature, called WeChat Out, which allows for users to make calls to landlines and international lines. The platform is available via mobile application in both Android and iOS as well as Windows and Mac downloads.

Timeline

December 2, 2015
WeChat raises a $3,500,000 seed round.
2013
WeChat has 100 million users.
2012
WeChat International Version is launched.
January 2011
WeChat is launched by Tencent.

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Further Resources

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Author
Link
Type
Date

Everything you need to know about WeChat -- China's billion-user messaging app

Arjun Kharpal

Web

February 4, 2019

How WeChat's design turned it into a global powerhouse--and a Trump target

Katharine Schwab

Web

October 5, 2020

News

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Author
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Reuters
September 17, 2021
@bsindia
Tencent had restricted users from sharing content from Douyin. In Feb, Douyin filed a complaint at a Beijing court saying this was monopolistic behaviour
Reuters
August 18, 2021
The Hindu
The list also included an e-reading app owned by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, as well as others managed by travel giant Trip.com, and video streamer iQiyi.
Reuters
August 9, 2021
The Hindu
The lawsuit was initiated by Beijing's Haidian District People's Procuratorate against Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Co Ltd, according to a filing posted on JCRB.com, a website run by China's top prosecutor.
Reuters
August 7, 2021
the Guardian
The messaging app does not comply with laws protecting children, say prosecutors, in fresh crackdown on tech firms
Reuters
July 27, 2021
The Hindu
China is in the process of tightening its policy towards privacy and data security. It is readying a Personal Information Protection Law, which calls for tech platforms to impose stricter measures to ensure secure storage of user data.
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