1 Minute On WeChat Infographic

China Channel Infographics, Tencent

What happens on WeChat in 1 minute? We crunched the numbers from various sources and reports can came up with the following WeChat infographic below… Bonus Data The number of WeChat users continues to steadily increase. Yesterday’s Tencent 2016 Third Quarter Release revealed that WeChat now has over 846,000,000 month active users! To put this incredible rise into context, let’s compare that …

The 5 Best WeChat Adverts

China Channel Tencent

WeChat have had their eyes on global expansion for some time. That means throwing the occasional bit of money on an ad campaign. Today we bring you the 5 most interesting WeChat adverts for different global markets. 1. WeChat India’s Cow Advert What the hell is going on here? We have no idea. It’s bonkers. 2. WeChat South Africa’s ‘Mark Zukerberg’ …

New Business WeChat Enterprise App Coming Soon

China Channel Features, Tencent

As has been widely reported in the last few days, WeChat will launch a new app called the ‘WeChat Enterprise App’ (企业版微信). Read on to find out: What is the new app all about? How will this affect WeChat? & Why are they doing this? A screenshot of the new app login page The new Chinese version of Slack?  In general Chinese …

The Truth About The New WeChat Service Charge

China Channel Tencent

A new WeChat service charge of 0.1% was announced for China users making withdrawals starting from March 1st 2016.  At the same time WeChat is cancelling its previous policy of charging 0.1% on cumulative monthly transfers above 20,000 yuan. The announcement has caused much confusion and debate. Below we explain: How this will affect you? & Why is WeChat doing this? New Service Charge …

WeChat App Accounts: Is WeChat Planning To Kill The App Store In China?

China Channel Features, Tencent

On Monday January 11th the man popularly known as ‘the father of WeChat‘, Allen Zhang, gave a rare public speech. At the end of his nearly 1 hour talk he dropped some major news, revealing for the first time WeChat’s plans to launch a completely new kind of WeChat account: WeChat App Accounts (yingyonghao 应用号). The ramifications of this new direction are …

WeChat & Weixin are NOT the Same?!

China Channel Tencent, WeChat Tips

Isn’t WeChat just the English translation of Weixin (微信)? They’re the same thing right? Well, yes and no. If you listen to what Tencent (parent company of WeChat) tells everyone, then “WeChat and Weixin are separate entities.” Take a look at this except below from a Tencent report: What do you mean Weixin and WeChat together? But in reality These …

WeChat Lucky Love Money – A Funny Story

China Channel Case Studies, Tencent

The sending of WeChat lucky money red envelopes has undoubtedly changed Chinese society. The red envelope phenomenon, particularly during Spring Festival period, is the key through which WeChat has unlocked the wallets of 200+ million Chinese. Scan the QR code below (long press and select ‘Extract QR Code’) to see your own personal WeChat lucky money red envelope history. WeChat Lucky …

WeChat Life Report – Video + Clarifications

China Channel Events, Tencent

Video We’ve received many requests for the video of the WeChat Life presentation, so here it is: The bi-lingual presentation is a full 40 minutes in length. Video link here: http://v.qq.com/page/l/u/9/l0170sxdmu9.html The speaker is Stephen Wang, manager of the International Operations team and Data Analytics team for WeChat’s Core Product Group. Clarifications Tencent contacted us yesterday and politely requested that we …

WeChat Life Report – October 2015

China Channel Infographics, Tencent

Yesterday (October 23rd) Tencent revealed a wide array of  WeChat statistical data and analysis previously unknown to the public. The presentation entitled “WeChat Life” was delivered at Tencent’s Global Partner’s Conference in Chongqing. Highlights include: For the first time ever Tencent revealed the number of average daily logged in user accounts (for September 2015) The differences in WeChat usage rates across Chinese …

What Did The Original WeChat 1.0 Look Like?

China Channel Tencent

January 2011: The world was fixated on the Middle East as the Arab Spring street protests erupted across Eygpt. America was still reeling from the WikiLeaks scandal and Japan was weeks away from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent nuclear power plant emergencies. At the same time, a small team based in Tencent’s Guangzhou Research and Development Center released a new app on January 21st 2011 called Weixin …