Opening up WeChat shows that Big Tech firms are bowing to regulatory pressure to improve interoperability between all online platforms in the country. Photo: Shutterstock
Opening up WeChat shows that Big Tech firms are bowing to regulatory pressure to improve interoperability between all online platforms in the country. Photo: Shutterstock
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Tencent opens super app WeChat to Chinese e-commerce rivals amid inexorable regulatory pressure, analysts say

  • Tencent’s move to open up WeChat marks a major victory for Chinese regulators, who want Big Tech firms to improve interoperability between internet platforms
  • WeChat users will now be able to directly open other third-party shopping links in the platform’s group chats

Opening up WeChat shows that Big Tech firms are bowing to regulatory pressure to improve interoperability between all online platforms in the country. Photo: Shutterstock
Opening up WeChat shows that Big Tech firms are bowing to regulatory pressure to improve interoperability between all online platforms in the country. Photo: Shutterstock
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