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

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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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