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

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2012
WeChat is a subsidiary of Tencent

WeChat Operating Metrics

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Monthly Active Users

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WeChat Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

88/100

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WeChat Online and Social Media Presence

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WeChat News and Updates

TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin launches e-wallet to compete with Alipay, WeChat Pay

Alipay and WeChat Pay collectively take up over 90% of the digital payment market.

WeChat pulls in 400 million daily active users for mini apps in 2020

It claims that its annual transaction volume within mini programs increased by 100% year-over-year.

WeChat Ban Urged by U.S. Gets Skeptical Review by Appeals Court

The U.S. says the social-media platform, owned by Tencent Holdings Ltd., poses a national security risk.

LIZHI INC. Launches LIZHI PODCAST Mini-Program on WeChat and Continues Expanding Exclusive Podcast Content Offering

GUANGZHOU, China, Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LIZHI INC. ("LIZHI" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: LIZI), a leading online UGC audio community and interactive audio entertainment platform in China, today announced it has launched LIZHI PODCAST mini-program on WeChat to engage broader user base wit…

Edible birds nest seller fined $31,500 for illegal foods for sale on WeChat

An Auckland beauty salesperson was fined $31,500 for possession, selling and attempting to sell through the social media channel WeChat, dry edible bird's nests, which are unauthorised goods in New Zealand.read more
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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 3 offices.