WeChat has become China’s most popular everyday mobile app since its initial release – as Weixin, its Chinese-language version – in January 2011. Photo: ShutterstockWeChat has become China’s most popular everyday mobile app since its initial release – as Weixin, its Chinese-language version – in January 2011. Photo: Shutterstock
WeChat has become China’s most popular everyday mobile app since its initial release – as Weixin, its Chinese-language version – in January 2011. Photo: Shutterstock

Inside China Tech: Tencent supercharges WeChat

  • Tencent’s proposed buyout of Sogou seems to indicate aggressive plans to further integrate China’s No 2 search engine into WeChat
  • It may shake up a market long dominated by Baidu and fend off potential competition from TikTok owner ByteDance
Topic |   China technology
WeChat has become China’s most popular everyday mobile app since its initial release – as Weixin, its Chinese-language version – in January 2011. Photo: ShutterstockWeChat has become China’s most popular everyday mobile app since its initial release – as Weixin, its Chinese-language version – in January 2011. Photo: Shutterstock
WeChat has become China’s most popular everyday mobile app since its initial release – as Weixin, its Chinese-language version – in January 2011. Photo: Shutterstock
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