WeChat messaging app reaches 100 million downloads on Google Play

The service WeChat and its Chinese equivalent which is called Weixin has now passed more than 100 million international downloads on Google Play. The service now has a combined 272 million active monthly users. Poshu Yeung, the vice president of the international business group called Tencent which owns the WeChat service, said that they will continue to try and provide “an easy-to-use, all-in-one experience.”

WeChat (and Weixin, its Chinese version) is one of WhatsApp’s greatest global competitors. With a combined 272 million monthly active users, it surpassed 100 million user accounts outside China in August last year. Now, WeChat has chalked up another milestone by crossing the 100 million download mark on Google Play internationally. Poshu Yeung, vice president of the international business group at Tencent, which owns the messaging service, says in a statement that WeChat will continue to give its users “an easy-to-use, all-in-one experience.” This comes as WeChat games were rolled out internationally recently, a crucial step in its evolution to become more like a social platform – and part of its strategy to differentiate itself from other messaging services.

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