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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  • 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…

    Digidayin How To's- 20 readers -
  • 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…

    Digiday- 17 readers -
  • 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…

    Digidayin How To's- 23 readers -
  • Is the US ready for WeChat?

    … plane, train and movie tickets or book a karaoke session – to name just a few things. If China is any indication, social networks and messaging services could be killer apps for money transfer; WeChat is already leading that movement. “WeChat is kind of a de facto operation and has massive, massive usage,” said Sean Neville, cofounder and president…

    Digidayin Social- 17 readers -
  • The Top 6 Ways to Grow Your App

    … means tapping into existing networks to build your own. Whether sending mobile payment requests or car fare splits or sharing photos via SMS, or sharing a Spotify playlist on Facebook, inherent virality has plenty of precedent in established, successful apps. Nuzzel, the social news app, is the perfect example of this. Founder and CEO Jonathan Abrams…

    AllFacebookin Affiliate Social Google Facebook- 40 readers -
  • 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? …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitter- 26 readers -
  • The Rise of Instant Messengers: 5 Ways to do Marketing with Instant Messaging

    … What is the quickest way to send a message that you know of? Today’s answer is WhatsApp, Messenger, Telegram, WeChat. These are instant messaging apps whose average response time is just a matter of seconds. This type of app is increasingly popular and widespread among people, and according to the latest data, it is the fastest growing…

    Rise to the Top- 29 readers -
  • 5 Ways Brands Can Connect With Social Media Messaging

    … Billions of people worldwide use apps like Facebook Messenger, WeChat and Snapchat to connect, with new users logging on every day. Even more so than other iterations of social media, messaging is all about relationships. Global trends indicate that messaging is poised to take over–usurping email and call centers, playing a crucial role…

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

    … As expected, at the Facebook F8 developer conference, the world’s largest social network announced that bots have come to Facebook Messenger. And the launch of a bot-enabled Messenger platform may help Facebook steal micro-moments from Google. As we’ve seen, bots are a hot item, and they could even shape the future of how brands and consumers…

    AllTwitterin Social Google Facebook- 22 readers -
  • Brands Must Adapt to Emerging Social Networks, Apps

    …. Socialization is, of course, a universal need. And as long as we’ve had computers, we’ve used them to connect with others. We began with network chat, and moved on to message boards, email and early messaging apps. Eventually, we graduated to more expressive platforms like Friendster, Xanga and MySpace—and only after that began to socialize…

    Inside Facebookin Social Facebook Twitter- 36 readers -
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