Selfie app Meitu wants to be a social platform (but users just want nice selfies)
They also have an awesome Sailor Moon phone
China loves selfies. That’s why selfie-beautifying apps like Meitu are so big in the country.
But right now, after selfie lovers edit their faces with Meitu, they leave the app to post their photos on WeChat or Weibo. That is something the app’s maker badly wants to change.
Last week, China’s go-to selfie-altering app Meitu completed what the CEO says was “the biggest revamp in ten years”, putting a new photo-sharing section on the front page together with its beloved editing tools. It’s part of the company’s new goal to become the next big social platform.
Right now, more than 70% of Meitu’s revenue comes from selling smartphones with built-in beautifying functions. Its latest model -- the T9, has a massive top bezel housing a dual selfie camera and two fill lights, with a special Sailor Moon Crystal edition that comes with a Moon Stick selfie stick.
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