Wechat

WeChat (Chinese: 微信; pinyin: Wēixìn; literally "micro message") is a mobile text and voice messaging communication service developed by Tencent in China, first released in January 2011. The app is available on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Symbian, and OS X platforms. Languages supported include traditional/simplified Chinese, English, Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Malay, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Hindi and Russian. WeChat is supported on Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, and 4G data networks.
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    • October Month In Numbers

      This month tech innovation and social change take centre stage in our October round up. We talk voice control, AI and ask – what impact are they really having IRL? We also review Twitter’s new character limit, the Western adoption of WeChat and LinkedIn’s little secret. Here’s all you need to know.

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  • Cheatsheet: What you need to know about mobile payments in China

    … The U.S. and Europe often look to China as an example of what a mobile or social payments ecosystem could look like at scale. Consumers and businesses alike online and in-person prefer using WeChat Pay, the mobile payments function of the popular messaging app, or the PayPal-like Alipay to cash — because it’s so easy. People like their payments…

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  • Chinese social payments apps enter US market

    … Alipay has landed in the U.S. following its do-everything social payments competitor WeChat, who moved in last week, signaling the start of a payments arms race here. Alipay, China’s dominant mobile payments company under Ant Financial, signed a deal Monday with First Data, the U.S. card processing giant, that will allow Chinese tourists…

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  • 5 charts on how mobile payments are growing in China

    … Social payments in China now reach almost $3 trillion, according to a United Nations report released Wednesday. China has been a world leader in mobile and social payments while the U.S. and Europe have been slow to adopt them. Payments on messaging and e-commerce platforms like WeChat and Alibaba are set to increase China’s GDP by $236 billion…

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  • Is the US ready for WeChat?

    … If you live in the U.S., “social payments” is relegated to Venmo and its emoji-powered money transfers. But compare that relatively thin offering to China’s WeChat, the do-everything messaging app that cornerstone of Chinese digital life. WeChat lets users execute peer-to-peer payments, top up their mobile phones, pay utility bills and book…

    Digidayin Social- 17 readers -
  • How Outside Marketers Can Succeed in China

    … for someone in the United States to say WeChat is a Facebook copycat, but in reality, it has revolutionized what social platforms can achieve by understanding and meeting the unique needs of the Chinese market. With more than half a billion monthly active users in mainland China, WeChat’s unmitigated success in China comes from adapting its product beyond…

    Marketing Technology Blogin Social Paid Search Mobile How To's- 35 readers -
  • The Top 6 Ways to Grow Your App

    … at night here, India gets started.” Without retention, scale is meaningless. Companies must always have growth and scale goals: No amount of growth can replace solid retention. Tinder founder and chief marketing officer Justin Mateen put it best: “It’s kind of like trying to fill up your pool. You’re trying to get it to the top. It doesn’t matter how…

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  • The Summer Olympics Are Not Winning Gold on Social Media

    … Winter Olympic Games roll around in Pyeongchang, South Korea, some 2 billion people will be on messaging services like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and China’s WeChat. Against such opposition, the USOC will continue to create bad will by snooping various social media channels to find instances of IP abuse. The organization would save a lot of time…

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  • WhatsApp Is the Top Android Messaging App in 109 Countries (Study)

    …. users of WhatsApp have an average daily use of 29 minutes compared with 10 minutes and 30 seconds for Messenger users. According to SimilarWeb, the only other messaging app to lead in 10 or more countries was Viber, capturing Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, among others. Meanwhile, Line, WeChat and Telegram claimed multiple countries, while apps leading just one country included KakaoTalk in South Korea, imo in Cuba, Zalo in Vietnam, ChatOn in Eritrea and BBM in Indonesia. Readers: Did SimilarWeb’s findings surprise you? …

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  • 5 Ways Brands Can Connect With Social Media Messaging

    … social strategy—even every branding program. Messaging just provides the media-rich infrastructure to make executing these strategies smoother. Peter Friedman is a social media visionary and veteran with 32 years of online community and social media experience helping companies engage one-on-one with customers at scale. He is the founder…

    AllTwitterin Social Facebook Twitter- 36 readers -
  • Facebook Creates Its Own Micro-Moments With Messenger Bots

    … to Fandango. For instance, Fandango is making it possible for users to complete functions such as finding movie times. Facebook is not the first company to release a bot for its messaging app–bots are popular already on WeChat. But Facebook means scale, with more than 900 million people using Messenger every month. Successful incorporation of bots could…

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  • Brands Must Adapt to Emerging Social Networks, Apps

    … to know something about the model many of these apps are seeking to emulate. China’s WeChat and South Korea’s KakaoTalk have both gone beyond socialization and become ecosystems that users hardly need to leave. They now include music, commerce and a wide variety of services—including things like booking cabs and buying movie tickets. We’ll likely…

    Inside Facebookin Social Facebook Twitter- 36 readers -
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