WeChat currently has 650 million users, about a third less than rival WhatsApp, but that could be about to change. Photo: SCMP Pictures WeChat currently has 650 million users, about a third less than rival WhatsApp, but that could be about to change. Photo: SCMP Pictures
WeChat currently has 650 million users, about a third less than rival WhatsApp, but that could be about to change. Photo: SCMP Pictures

WeChat trends to expect in 2016: virtual reality, more ads, global expansion of Tencent app’s wallet function

China’s most popular mobile messaging app offers a range of booking and buying services to leave rival WhatsApp trailing in its wake, but it isn’t resting on its laurels just yet

WeChat currently has 650 million users, about a third less than rival WhatsApp, but that could be about to change. Photo: SCMP Pictures WeChat currently has 650 million users, about a third less than rival WhatsApp, but that could be about to change. Photo: SCMP Pictures
WeChat currently has 650 million users, about a third less than rival WhatsApp, but that could be about to change. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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