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

Alipay, Huawei, Android, DJI, WeChat Top China Consumer Brand Survey

“Chinese consumers are eager to demonstrate support for local brands that stand tall on the global stage."

Ethiopian Airlines launches WeChat Pay and KNET with CellPoint Digital's Velocity payment platform

CellPoint Digital enables Ethiopian Airlines to rapidly deploy two new popular alternative forms of payment to serve its fast-growing Chinese and Middle Eastern markets LONDON, Sept. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa and 4-star SkyTrax...

Chinese Viral App ZAO Forced To Backtrack After WeChat Ban And Privacy Backlash

The privacy backlash was instant—and now, it seems, the backtrack has been almost as fast.

WeChat restricts controversial video face-swapping app Zao, citing “security risks”

Zao went viral in China this weekend for its realistic face-swapping videos, but after controversy about its policies, WeChat restricted access to the app on its messaging platform. Developed by a unit of Momo, one of China’s most popular dating apps, Zao creates videos that replace the faces of cel…

Maoyan's WeChat Mini Program Hits 250 Million Users, a Quarter of China's Web Users

BEIJING, Sept. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Maoyan Entertainment ("Maoyan" or "the Company") (Hong Kong: 1896), a leading platform providing innovative Internet-empowered entertainment services in China, today announced that the number of users of Maoyan's WeChat mini program reached 250...

SnapPay helps small North American merchants accept Alipay and WeChat Pay

SnapPay, Inc., provider of international payment solutions, today announced how small and independen...
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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.