WeChat founder Allen Zhang (Zhang Xiaolong) gave a speech at WeChat’s Open Class Pro event early this year, he asserted that the value that mobile apps can deliver via improved services is limitless. And, WeChat is expanding to revolve around different standalone apps, such as the mobile app for reading books WeRead, and will try […]
Wechat / Weixin Stats, Trends, and Insights
WeChat, known as Weixin of its Chinese app name, is the top mobile app by total MAUs and engagement in China, with 1.08 billion monthly active users in Q3 2018. Check out CIW Dossier for detailed WeChat statistics.
The launch of Mini-Game “Jump” (Tiaoyitiao) made WeChat Mini-Programs an instant hit in early 2018. On average, 230 million users used WeChat Mini-Programs daily, 60 million more than 2017. It is estimated to exceed 350 million by the end of 2019. WeChat’s Mini-Programs has covered over more than 200 industries and provided over 100 billion […]
53% of users use WeChat Mini-Programs mainly for temporary usage, 40% didn’t want to download mobile apps, 33% are automatically redirected to it after scanning QR code or clicking, and 31% just want to give a try. If you missed part 1, you can find it here. User profile & usage preference Among WeChat Mini-Programs […]
Total MAU of WeChat grew by 11% year-on-year to approximately 1,098 million by the end of 2018. Around 80% of the top 500 enterprises in China are now registered as WeChatWork corporate users. Tencent’s total digital content subscription counts exceeded 100 million by the end of 2018, up 50% year-on-year. The total daily payment transaction […]
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 […]
Following the adoption and popularity of mobile payment, China supermarkets are growingly more intelligent with technologies such as face recognition, IA, AR, O2O, etc. WeChat recently shared a vision of its technology integrations with supermarkets in the future. Face recognition for custom recommendations and promotions (Credit: WeChat Moments) Supermarket customers’ face will become a “Membership Card”. By […]
At a time when consumers have gradually looked through the routines of social media marketing, brands need to be creative enough to attract their attention. Let’s see how McDonald’s managed to get unexpected 190 million brand impressions through its Spring Festival story of the first pot of gold. Interactive WeChat Moments Ads Taking advantage of […]
Individual agents (Daigou), who frequently promote products on WeChat Moment or sell products in live streaming and short videos, all share a new name “e-commerce business operators” as Taobao and JD.com since the new e-commerce policy comes into force on the first day of 2019. Under this new regulation, they need to make market entity […]
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).
Low-tier city consumers are an increasingly important source of growth for the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry. For many brands, they are the make-or-break factor for their success in China. To win them over, brands need real-life data to understand what they’re buying and, more importantly, why. Low-tier cities youth: must-win consumer segment for many […]
WeChat is testing a new feature allowing users to find nearby restaurants according to Yiou News. This feature locates on the top level menu, in parallel with WeChat Moments, People Nearby, Mini-Programs, etc.
WeChat is going to launch a new feature “Gifts upon payment” for WeChat Pay to get the small and medium merchants further engaged in January 2019. They can exchange those points with increased limits for balance withdrawal or VIP membership of Tencent Video, etc.