Live video broadcasting has proven to be a fun, engaging way to connect with followers and grow the audience. 78% of online viewers are watching video on Facebook Live as of 2018. In China, live streaming has stepped up the game and become a useful tool to drive e-commerce traffic and sales.
WeChat and QQ have similar reach among users with different educational backgrounds. Weibo reached less than 30% of the 378 million users with a low education background; its penetration among users with a bachelor’s Degree was nearly 50%. Only 15% users with a low education background used Bilibili, comparing to 45.8% users with a bachelor’s […]
The number of WeChat online shopping mini-programs surpassed mini-games in the top 100 rankings for the first time. 71% of the top 100 came from companies based in tier-1 cities. Kuaishou has established a closed social e-commerce loop with the help of WeChat Mini-Programs. WeChat Mini-Programs daily visits per user increased by 54% year-on-year as […]
The monthly active devices of mobile internet totaled 1,131 million in December 2018, a net increase of 46 million compared with 64 million in the prior year period. The growth has declined from 17.1% in January 2017 to 6.2% in January 2018 and then the lowest point of 4.2% in December 2018. On average, each […]
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 […]
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.