Tencent officially launched Enterprise WeChat/Weixin this morning, positions as a tool for office communications and collaborations.
Enterprise WeChat, still under internal testing last month, currently supports iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows PCs.
Tencent developed communications software for enterprises back in 2003 called RTX, and Enterprise WeChat is being developed based on RTX and mainly for companies’ internal communications. The main features of Enterprise WeChat include:
- Enterprise contacts import and management
- Enterprise communications with phone and email integrated
Enterprise WeChat is considered a competing product with Alibaba’s enterprise messaging app DingTalk which is a more mature office tool. Users of Tencent’s Enterprise Mail and WeChat Enterprise Accounts can import their contacts directly to Enterprise WeChat.
Enterprise WeChat currently supports registrations from enteprises, government agencies, and registered organizations. Tencent launched WeChat Enterprise Account in 2014 which is built on WeChat/Weixin. Enterprise WeChat is a new application/product targeting enterprises.