WeChat (Weixin in Chinese) is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent. First released in 2011, it became the world's largest standalone mobile app in 2018 and as of Q3 2021 Tencent announces 1.26 billion monthly active users. It’s one of the top 10 social networks in the world.
WeChat supports Android, iOS, Windows OS, Mac OS. The channel supports different instant messaging methods, including send messages, pay for groceries and even government services can be accessed through WeChat. Users can send stored or live pictures and videos, profiles of other users, coupons, lucky money packages, or current GPS locations with friends either individually or in a group chat. WeChat is the all-in-one app which more than 20% of users will open the app 50 times per day.
Benefits of WeChat for business
WeChat is the most popular messaging channel in China with over a billion regular users and in addition there are an estimated 100 million users outside of China. With a population of 1.44 billion in China as of Dec 2021, it means most Chinese people use WeChat. The benefit of using WeChat for business is the possibility to connect with the majority of mobile users in China.
The Sinch Developer Documentation site contains comprehensive documentation and tutorials, which show you how we support WeChat through the Sinch Conversation API.