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

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WeChat Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

81/100

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WeChat Online and Social Media Presence

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WeChat News and Updates

The Trump administration's attempt to ban WeChat is reportedly likely to remain blocked by a judge as it winds its way through a legal battle

Summary List Placement The Trump administration's efforts to ban WeChat are headed toward another roadblock. In a hearing Thursday, US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said she was unlikely to grant the US Department of Justice's request for a stay of her September ruling blocking the ban while it co…

Trump Appeals Judge’s Injunction on U.S. WeChat Prohibitions

Trump Appeals Judge’s Injunction on U.S. WeChat Prohibitions

How Trump’s attempted WeChat ban would devastate Chinese American families like mine

A WeChat ban could have devastating effects on Chinese-American families who rely on the app to communicate overseas. | SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett My grandfather lives in China and is dying of cancer. A WeChat ban could prevent me from saying goodbye. On September 18, 2020, President Tr…

TikTok, WeChat Security Threat Has Yet to Be Proven, Judges Say

TikTok Ban by Trump Likely Exceeded Legal Authority, Judge Says

Trump Asks U.S. Court to Allow WeChat Ban to Proceed

Trump Asks U.S. Court to Allow WeChat Ban to Proceed

Chevron asks staff worldwide to delete WeChat from their work phones, despite a judge blocking Trump's ban of the app

Summary List Placement US oil company Chevron has ordered staff worldwide to delete WeChat off their work phones, despite President Donald Trump's ban on the app being blocked by a federal court. Chevron described WeChat, owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent, as a "non-compliant application." Staff …
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WeChat Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was WeChat founded?

    WeChat was founded in 2012.

  • How many employees does WeChat have?

    WeChat has 35 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.