Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo. Photo: AP
Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo. Photo: AP
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China’s super app WeChat allows more direct links from competitors under pressure from Beijing

  • Users will be able to open external links during one-to-one chats, and can open external shopping links shared in group chats
  • WeChat, which has 1.25 billion monthly active users, said it would develop new functions so users can manage the links they receive

Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo. Photo: AP
Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo. Photo: AP
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