What Did The Original WeChat 1.0 Look Like?

Matthew Brennan 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 …