Question: What is WeChat used for?

As an instant messaging app, the basic function of WeChat allows its users to send words, emojis, pics one-on-one with contacts. They can also do audio calls and video calls. Users can also form a WeChat group with as many as 500 people and hold group WeChat calls with as many as nine people.

What kind of people use WeChat?

WeChat has over 1.2 billion monthly active users. 78% of people in China aged 16-64 are using WeChat. WeChat has 1.48 million monthly active users in the US. 23% of US internet users in the 18–24 age group use WeChat.

What is the difference between WeChat and WhatsApp?

While WhatsApp limits its focus on providing a platform for communication and file sharing void of ads, gimmicks or games, WeChat offers collection of many things in one package. The latter provides an all-in-one platform for communication, social media, search engine, mobile wallet and e-commerce.

Why do so many people use WeChat?

WeChat is widely popular with 90% of consumers using it as a method of payment for offline purchases. To celebrate special occasions such as Chinese New Year people typically give red envelopes containing money to friends and family.

What is so special about WeChat?

WeChat is the all-in-one app. Previously it was only used for sending instant messages, but now it forms the basis of your daily digital life. Its the ecosystem for media, developers, online shops, and it includes instant messaging, your official account, mini-programs, mini-games, and corporate WeChat.

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