What is WeChat? - Most Famous Chinese Social Media and Multi Purpose Platform

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1. What is WeChat?

WeChat is a social media and multi purpose platform and mobile payment app developed by Tencent to take the online social experience to a whole new level user experience. WeChat app itself does have wide range of features into the app.

Initially the WeChat had messaging social media services and later introduced the cashless mobile money solution to it's users. Billions worth of transactions are happening via WeChat were the users find it's easy and reliable to use.

2. History

WeChat is launched in 1st January 2011 by Tencent focusing the Chinese users. Initially WeChat was started as a Research project in 2010 October as the name of Weixin. In 2012 WeChat received 100 million users and Tencent re-branded the solution as WeChat as they were required to reach to the global markets.

WeChat grew in the business as the government wanted to support the e-commerce platforms which could support e-commerce solutions.