ByteDance China CEO Kelly Zhang said users of Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, are socialising more on the platform because the competing WeChat platform blocks links to the short video app. Photo: AP ByteDance China CEO Kelly Zhang said users of Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, are socialising more on the platform because the competing WeChat platform blocks links to the short video app. Photo: AP
ByteDance China CEO Kelly Zhang said users of Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, are socialising more on the platform because the competing WeChat platform blocks links to the short video app. Photo: AP
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TikTok owner ByteDance claims WeChat banning links makes Douyin more social in latest public spat with Tencent

  • ByteDance China CEO Kelly Zhang says Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, is becoming a more social platform because its links are blocked on WeChat
  • Competition between ByteDance and WeChat owner Tencent has been ramping up in many areas in recent years, including games and video streaming

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ByteDance China CEO Kelly Zhang said users of Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, are socialising more on the platform because the competing WeChat platform blocks links to the short video app. Photo: AP ByteDance China CEO Kelly Zhang said users of Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, are socialising more on the platform because the competing WeChat platform blocks links to the short video app. Photo: AP
ByteDance China CEO Kelly Zhang said users of Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, are socialising more on the platform because the competing WeChat platform blocks links to the short video app. Photo: AP
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