Get the free version of Marbridge Daily delivered to your inbox

Click here to subscribe

Tencent's Weixin Users Reach Over 50 Mln

DoNews, 12/09/11

Justin Liu, director of Shenzhen-based internet company Tencent's (0700.HK) Kik-clone Weixin, said today that as of the end of November, the mobile IM application had more than 50 mln registered users and 20 mln active users following its launch this January. Every day, Liu said, the application's new "shake" feature, which allows users to shake their phones to find nearby users who also shake their phones, is used more than 100 mln times.

Liu said that the development of Weixin had passed through three stages: "platformization," in which it was connected with other Tencent products including QQ, QQ Mail, and Tencent Microblog to help users integrate and manage their contacts; "social diversification," which allowed users to manage social networks containing a diverse range of contacts from close friends to relative strangers; and "lifestyle," in which Tencent added features including push-to-talk, LBS-based social connections, and animated emoticons.

The upcoming version 3.5 of Tencent Weixin will support SMS registration in more than 100 countries around the world.

Keywords: Justin Liu mobile application mobile SNS Internet wireless Tencent QQ mobile IM SMS active users LBS registered users Weixin 0700.HK

Marbridge Daily Premium

Interested in gaining full access to all newsletter articles and the Marbridge Daily archive? To learn more about premium subscription options, including pricing, please:

Click here

Marbridge Consulting RSS Feed

Marbridge Reports