New Business WeChat Enterprise App Coming Soon

Matthew Brennan 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 …

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

Matthew Brennan 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 Email Service – How To Set It Up

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Surprisingly few people are aware that WeChat has a built in Email service allowing you to send & receive emails directly from within WeChat. Above: an email being composed directly within WeChat The email service runs through QQ Mail. QQ mail is one of the most popular email services in China. QQ Mail and WeChat share the same founder, Zhang Xiaolong. He’s China’s most famous Product Manager …

Do You Know Who Invented WeChat?

Matthew Brennan Tencent

WeChat is popularly considered in China to be the vision of one man: Zhang Xiaolong 张小龙 (English name: Allen Zhang). Who is this man? The so called ‘father of WeChat’. How did he come to bring about one of the most innovative and all-encompassing apps in China (the world?). And why, despite being one of most important internet visionaries in …