The other night I received a message from a university professor and colleague, who currently lives in China and it immediately got me interested on this amazing platform.
WeChat is a micro messenger, a mobile text and voice messaging communication service developed by Tencent China,one of the largest internet companies in the world.
Launched in January 2011, its is one of the largest standalone messaging apps by monthly active users.
The app is available on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Symbian phones. Web-based OS X and Windows clients also exist; these however require the user to have the app installed on a supported mobile phone for authentication, and neither message roaming nor 'Moments' are provided.
As of May 2016, WeChat claims to have over a billion created accounts, with 700 million active users; with more than 70 million outside of China.
Shanghai start-up Rikai Labs helps teach English using WeChat chatbots https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/06/shanghai-rikai-labs-english-wech…
What it's like to be fully immersed in WeChat, China’s everything app http://bloom.bg/25NZcPP
WeChat Pay is expanding to Japan http://read.bi/1ZyMYqh
Orchard Road turns to WeChat to drive sales https://shar.es/1J6qRG
Why Facebook Is Jealous of Chinese Messaging App WeChat http://bloom.bg/1VOcPM0