China’s social e-commerce platform Xiaohongshu, or RED, is testing a new social e-commerce product Xiaohongdian, based on two key components of WeChat’s ecosystem: Moments for sharing and Mini-Programs as the infrastructure. For now, users can only get access from sharing within WeChat. Xiaohongdian’s priority is to attract new users for the community and improve the […]
China Social Media Trends & Insights for Marketing Profs
China social media landscape is very unique; you should not simply copy whatever you do in other countries to Chinese market. You need thorough understanding about the social media space in China, the culture and people. Before you take any actions, you need to develop a digital strategy around your business objective.
Momo, a popular mobile social networking platform in China, saw 113.3 million monthly active users in December 2018, compared with 99.1 million in December 2017. Its total paying users of live video service and value-added service, excluding the overlapping and including 3.9 million paying users of Tantan, were 13.0 million for the fourth quarter of […]
Huya, a leading game live streaming platform in China, delivered non-GAAP net income for five consecutive quarters, reaching a record high of US$67.0 million for the fiscal year of 2018. The average mobile MAUs and MAUs reached 50.7 million and 116.6 million, respectively. Total paying users increased by 73.1% year-on-year to 4.8 million.
Weibo reported a net addition of approximately 70 million in monthly active users and reached a total of 462 million as of December 2018. Its average daily active users are 200 million in December 2019, roughly 28 million more than 2017.
Overall, the market penetration of social networking reached 99.7% in September 2018, with the average daily active users hitting 730 million. WeChat, QQ, and Weibo are the top 3. Tencent News and Toutiao competed for the leading place of news information. The giant player of paid knowledge has yet to come as the overall penetration was […]
WeChat sees 1.08 billion monthly active users in 2018, 63 million of which are senior citizens aged 55 years old and above. On average, WeChat users sent 45 billion messages and make 410 million audio/video calls every day (up 570% than 3 years ago).
The number of China internet users exceeded 801 million with a penetration rate of 57.7% according to the latest data from CNNIC. Live broadcasting, short videos, and personalized content will continue to be essential parts of digital marketing strategies in 2019.
WeChat launched two new sections -“Time Capsule” and “Top Stories”- and several news features for WeChat iOS 7.0 on December 21, 2018. That’s the biggest upgrade since version 6 four years ago and one big move into the short video market. The new version is not yet available for Android smartphone users.
Monthly active users of Momo reached 110.5 million in September 2018, compared with 94.4 million the prior year period, according to its unaudited financial results. Total paying users of Momo’s live video service and value-added services, including 3.6 million paying users of Tantan, were 12.5 million for Q3 2018, an increase of 71.23% year-on-year.
Weibo reported a net addition of approximately 70 million in MAUs year-on-year to reach 446 million in September 2018. Mobile MAUs represented 93% of total MAUs. DAUs had a net addition of approximately 30 million users year-on-year and reached 195 million.
Tencent’s revenues increased by 24% year-on-year, primarily benefiting from growth in payment-related services, online advertising, digital content sales, and cloud services. Operating profit increased by 22% year-on-year. Non-GAAP operating profit increased by 4% year-on-year.
WeChat (86%), QQ (70.1%), and Weibo (35.8%) were the top three mobile social networking apps by penetration rates in China. Both WeChat and QQ saw a negative growth in penetration in June 2018 while Weibo performed well with penetration growth of 2.2%. In June 2018, the average DAU of WeChat reached 612 million, an increase of […]