No longer just for chatting, WeChat will soon become a financial service platform

WeChat users use the app to buy items from a vending machine in Beijing. WeChat’s e-commerce capabilities have expanded the past year. Photo: SCMP Pictures WeChat has already met success in China as the country’s most popular mobile messaging app, but the Tencent-owned service will soon expand its reach beyond the realm of smartphone communication […]

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WeChat 5.0.3 for Samsung Galaxy Round Release

Samsung has been working on its curved display for some time, showing off Youm (as said curved display is called) at CES this year, and various other iterations in years before. Previously, the curved display technology — which is a different thing from actual curved glass like Corning’s Willow — has been a project without […]

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Chinese messaging giant WeChat takes its games service international, starting with Hong Kong

Chinese Internet firm Tencent finally introduced games to to its mobile messaging app Weixin (users outside of China get a version of the app known as WeChat) in August — and now it has its eye set on bringing these games international. For now though, Tencent is taking it one step at a time — it has only rolled out […]

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Letter carriers trembling slightly pushing the official version of the phone book

Remember that section of Tencent “micro-letter phonebook” ( do not know touch me ) do? This product finally bring it out to see people, and the version number is 1.1.1. Officially, the micro-channel phone features include: 1 Dial: Identification Number Name and attribution; identification and marking harassing phone calls; support IP telephony, a good way […]

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WeChat 5.0.3 for XiaoMi mobile Release

Xiaomi Inc. (Chinese: 小米科技; pinyin: Xiǎomĭ Kējì, literally “Xiaomi Tech”) is a privately owned company that designs, develops, and sells smartphones, apps, and consumer electronics.Since the release of its first smartphone in August 2011, Xiaomi has gained market share in mainland China and has expanded into developing a wider range of consumer electronics. Release Date: […]

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WeChat inks deal with Singapore telco to attract more young users

Tencent’s mobile chat app WeChat and Singapore telco StarHub today launched a new WeChat plan, in which pre-paid users of the telco can enjoy up to 1GB of social messaging for S$0.40 ($0.30) a day or S$6 ($4.82) per month. According to StarHub’s head of personal solutions Chan Kin Hung, the move comes as a […]

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Tencent: WeChat now has 271.9 million monthly active users around the world

Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) revealed its Q3 2013 earnings report this evening. The figure that everyone is looking for pertains to WeChat: it now has 271.9 million monthly active users in Q3. That’s up 15.3 percent from Q2, and up 124.3 percent from the same time a year ago. That combines its Chinese and […]

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Messaging apps are not just for chatting: WeChat is disrupting mobile games in China

Messaging and gaming seem like two entirely different platforms. You would never have thought it possible — but a messaging service is disrupting the mobile gaming scene in China. In a report released by Chinese Android app store Wandoujia – which monitors trends in China’s mobile market based on its downloads — two out of the top three games […]

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WeChat 2.0 for BlackBerry 10 Release

Release Date: 2013-10-28 Release Version: WeChat 2.0 for BlackBerry 10. Download now Requirements: OS 10.1 WeChat is the complete mobile communication and social networking app. Free, cross-platform, and full-featured, WeChat is the best way to keep in touch with everyone you care about. What’s New in version 2.0: 1.Moments – post pictures and comments and […]

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WeChat 5.0.3 for iPhone Release

Release Date: 2013-10-24 Release Version: WeChat 5.0.3 for iPhone. Download now from App Store (or search “WeChat” in App Store). WeChat is the complete mobile communication and social networking app. Free, cross-platform, and full-featured, WeChat is the best way to keep in touch with everyone you care about. What’s New in version 5.0.3: 1.Sign up […]

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