WeChat is a mobile text and voice messaging communication service developed by Tencent in China, first released in January 2011. The app is available on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone platforms.

WeChat has over 700 million downloads, with 300 million active users. This makes it one of the most popular social apps in the world, and a valid competitor to WhatsApp and Viber.

WeChat has multiple features including video chat, voice calling, SMS, games, QR code scanning and much much more.

WeChat offers full M-commerce capabilities inside the app.

WeChat was built and owned by Tencent Holdings Limited, which is China’s first globally known Internet brand.