The number of Tencent's WeChat active accounts has been increasing steadily. In the second quarter of 2021, WeChat had over 1.25 billion monthly active users from a wide range of age groups.
First released in 2011, WeChat is a mobile messaging app developed by the Chinese company Tencent. In its home market of China, WeChat was marketed as Weixin and was rebranded as WeChat in 2012 for international audiences. In 2018, WeChat and Weixin surpassed one billion users, which was a significant increase from the previous year. Today, WeChat is one of the leading social networks worldwide, ranking sixth in terms of active usern number.
Speacial features on WeChat WeChat has lots of popular messaging app features, including Moments. A majority of WeChat users access WeChat Moments every time they open the app. Voice and text messaging, group messaging, payment and games are other examples of WeChat activities. The app also includes a following function whereby users can follow accounts. On average, most of the users followed between 10 and 20 WeChat accounts.