The Chinese messaging app, WeChat has reached 800 million monthly active users (MAUs). It has increased by 34 percent as compared to same period preceding year, said parent company Tencent in its retributions report for Q2.
WeChat Reaches 800m Active Users
WeChat provides about everything from messaging to calling, mobile games, food supplies and online shopping, payments, even down to excruciating the bill when you’re out with friends.
“Online gaming has long been the driver for Tencent and its key to understanding the revenue mix.”
Duncan Clark, technology analyst and chief executive of consultancy BDA in Beijing, said.
Tencent has not fascinated the same worldwide attention as its rivals, Alibaba and Baidu, the indigenous equivalent of Google.
Nevertheless, WeChat service is just about the prevalent app in China. According to many Chinese users, it is way ahead of anything people use somewhere else in the world. With WeChat’s international development plans in scraps, the app is now stretching out every last ambiance in the Chinese market.
Tencent’s popular social network QQ, which propelled back in 1999 as an advancement of ICQ, provides a good pointer of how much more essence WeChat has left. QQ now has 899 million MAUs, Tencent revealed. It inches up quite gradually after trouncing a highland ages ago.
If WeChat does really pursue the same path, we can assume it to witness an edge of 900 million MAUs and then grow weary. In the meantime, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, both with their international onlookers have passed the one-billion user landmark.