WeChat (also known as Weixin, 微信) is a free messaging and calling app that enables users to connect with family and friends across countries. It allows free text messaging, voice and video calls, as well as Moments, "walkie-talkie" speech, photo sharing, games, and other functions. The app also gives an opportunity to add contacts by address book matching, ID or QR code, as well as find people in the vicinity to chat using its "Look Around" feature. It is a part of the WeChat ecosystem, including WeChat Open Platform and WeChat Pay. In addition, WeChat develops Mini Programs, a service that allows third-party developers to run scaled-down apps on top of WeChat’s instant messenger.

TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyTencent
HQSingapore, SG
Founded2012
Websitewechat.com
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
WeChat was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Singapore, SG

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WeChat Office Locations

WeChat has offices in Singapore, Shenzhen and Amsterdam
Singapore, SG (HQ)
10 Anson Road, #21-07 International Plaza
Shenzhen, CN
Tencent Building, Science and Technology Middle Road, Nanshan District
Amsterdam, NL
Amstelplein 54, 26th floor
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WeChat Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2012
WeChat is a subsidiary of Tencent

WeChat Operating Metrics

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Monthly Active Users

194.4 m235.8 m271.9 m355 m395.8 m438.2 m468.1 m500 m549.4 m600 m649.5 m697 m762.4 m805.7 m846.1 m889.3 m937.8 m962.8 m980 m988.6 m1.04 b1.06 b1.08 b1.1 b1.11 b
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WeChat Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

87/100

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WeChat Online and Social Media Presence

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WeChat News and Updates

WeChat owner bans spanking, lip-licking, and nose-picking on the messaging app's live-stream content

Summary List PlacementTencent has banned 'vulgar' WeChat live-stream content including spanking, lip-licking, and nose-picking  Tencent has published a list of "violations" on WeChat, its live-streaming service used by more than one billion monthly users, CNBC reported on Friday. The Chinese tech …

Tencent bans nose picking, spanking and other 'violations' on its WeChat livestreaming service

Tencent published a list of dozens of common "violations" on its WeChat livestreaming service in a bid to clean up the app.

Kuaishou unveils new WeChat mini program to take on Meituan, Ele.me

The mini program sells meal deals and coupons that WeChat users can redeem in restaurants in Changsha, Harbin, and Shenzhen.

Technology + Art: WeChat Welcomes Van Gogh Museum with Deepened Cooperation on International Museum's Day

GUANGZHOU, China, May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On this International Museum's Day, WeChat and the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands are deepening their collaboration with the launch of its brand new WeChat Channels and Mini Program with unique AI-powered features that combine technology...

China’s central bank says digital yuan to co-exist with Alipay, WeChat Pay

The People’s Bank of China director said that the digital currency will serve as a back-up to existing mobile payment players in the country.

China Digital Yuan Will Co-Exist With Alipay, WeChat, PBOC Says

China Digital Yuan Will Co-Exist With Alipay, WeChat, PBOC Says
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WeChat Blogs

What’s new in WeChat 7.0: The biggest upgrade in four years!

WeChat v7.0 with a fresh new logo WeChat is celebrated it’s 8th anniversary this month. Every day over one billion people log in to WeChat as it delivers seamless communications service and provides new ways to share and connect with friends.   Download the latest version, WeChat v7.0 for Android an…

What’s new in WeChat 6.7.4 for iOS: Selfie Stickers

Download and install the latest version of WeChat version 6.7.4 for iOS and check out the newest features. Selfie Stickers Stickers are already a great way to express your inner emotions in a fun and colorful way. Selfie Stickers take stickers to a whole new level by adding YOU into your stickers. T…

What’s new in WeChat 6.6.7 for iOS: Float window and in-camera translation

Download and install the latest version of WeChat version 6.6.7 for iOS and check out the latest features. Float a web page window When reading an Official Account article or viewing a web page, swipe and hold right and a small “Float window” area will appear in the lower right corner. Drag and rele…

WeChat Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was WeChat founded?

    WeChat was founded in 2012.

  • How many employees does WeChat have?

    WeChat has 33 employees.

  • Who are WeChat competitors?

    Competitors of WeChat include Twitter, Ant Financial and WhatsApp.

  • Where is WeChat headquarters?

    WeChat headquarters is located at 10 Anson Road, #21-07 International Plaza, Singapore.

  • Where are WeChat offices?

    WeChat has offices in Singapore, Shenzhen and Amsterdam.

  • How many offices does WeChat have?

    WeChat has 5 offices.