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.

Parent CompanyTencent
HQSingapore, SG
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

WeChat is a subsidiary of Tencent

WeChat Operating Metrics

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Monthly Active Users

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WeChat Online and Social Media Presence

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WeChat News and Updates

WeChat to bolster short-form content amid ongoing battle with Bytedance’s Douyin

The move comes as Chinese social media sees an explosion in popularity of short videos.

WeChat Mini Programs Showcases New Capabilities to Celebrate its Third Anniversary

GUANGZHOU, China, Jan. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tencent's WeChat team today celebrated WeChat Mini Programs' 3rd Anniversary by revealing that total transaction value generated on Mini Programs has exceeded 800 billion RMB in 2019, an increase of 160% year-on-year and a clear demonstration...

This Chinese super-app is Apple's biggest threat in China and could be a blueprint for Facebook's future. Here's what it's like to use WeChat, which helps a billion users order food and hail rides.

WeChat has become an integrated part of life in China: you use it to message your friends, buy your groceries, hail a ride, and even book a doctor's appointment. It's basically impossible to exist in China without it.  The Chinese app started off as a simple smartphone messaging app in 2011, less …

Feature or bug? Translation key on China's WeChat takes jabs at other country's flags

Chinese social media giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday that it will fix a "translation bug" on its chat app WeChat that sends out distinct non-sequitors when country flags are inputted via text message.

WeChat had a translation glitch with the Canadian flag that seems almost subversive

The glitch comes at a sensitive time, around the one-year anniversary of Beijing's detention of two Canadian citizens.

Tencent eyes new apps to fend off rivals, offset slower growth in WeChat and QQ

The new social apps are set to have features such as videos, online communities, and ecommerce to compete against rivals Bytedance and Kuaishou.
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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.

  • Who are WeChat competitors?

    Competitors of WeChat include Ant Financial, WhatsApp and Yello Mobile.

  • 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.