Founder(s): Tencent Holdings LimitedFounded: Jan 21, 2011
Type Of App: Instant Messaging, Social Media
Use: Instant Messaging, social networking
Nature Of Business: Public
Headquarters: Shanghai, China
Area Served: Worldwide
Industry Type: Internet
WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose social media mobile application software developed by Tencent. It was first released in 2011, and by 2017 it was one of the largest standalone mobile apps by monthly active users, with over 980 million monthly active users. It has been called China's "App For Everything" and a "Super App" because of its wide range of functions and platforms. In addition to China, it is also the most popular messaging app in Bhutan. Wechat is known for its Mini Programs feature which incorporates many different functions and programs developed from Tencent and independent developers, and has been consistently updated. In January 2018, Wechat announced a record of 580,000 mini-programs in its feature. Recently, Wechat Games have received huge popularity, with its "Jump Jump" game attaining 100 million daily active users in just two weeks after its launch, as of January 2018.