Looking for property to rent or purchase online is easy. You find a place you want, you message the real estate agent, and you guys set up a meet to tour the property. However it seems that over in China, property purchases are dealt with in a very different way, and it relies on a rather unconventional platform in the form of messaging app WeChat.Launched in 2011, WeChat serves as […]
If you’re a Tizen user or if you’d like to get your hands on a Tizen phone but were wondering about the availability of popular apps, you might be pleased to learn that Samsung has announced that they will be bringing popular messaging apps such as LINE and WeChat onto the platform.This announcement follows an earlier one in which Rovio promised that Angry Birds would also be making its way […]
WeChat is a rising star in the messaging app platform. Last we checked, the company was boasting 355 million active users and this was in 2014. We can only imagine that those numbers have since risen today. While the app is primarily known as a messenger app, it would seem that Tencent, the company behind the app, wants to add personal loan services to it as well.This is according to […]
Earlier this year WeChat launched a desktop app for their users who preferred chatting on their computers. Unfortunately at that time, WeChat was only available in Chinese, but the good news is that if you’re a WeChat user looking forward to the English version of the app, you’re in luck.The company has recently released their desktop app that now has English support. This means that if you were unclear on […]
Creating a social media presence for your company is more than just setting up a Twitter and Facebook account. There’s also more to it than just posting updates and announcements and a very good example of this is airline company KLM’s social media managers. Speaking to John Koetsier at VentureBeat, the company revealed that their social media managers have managed to nab the company about $25 million in annual revenue.According […]
Facebook Messenger is a pretty straightforward app. It lets you send messages to your Facebook friends and even lets you conduct VoIP calls. However it seems that Facebook has bigger plans for Messenger and according to a report from TechCrunch, they are looking to turn it into a platform.No, this does not mean that Messenger will become its own OS, but rather Facebook is said to be trying to emulate […]
Chinese manufacturer Huawei recently launched a new smartphone in China and to sell it the company looked towards an unconventional sales channel: a messaging application. WeChat is one of the most widely used messaging application in China and Huawei teamed up with it to sell the new Honor 6 smartphone. This partnership became possible after online retailer JD.com integrated a virtual store in WeChat earlier this year.
There are plenty of instant messaging apps available at the moment. There is WhatsApp, Line, Viber, Skype, WeChat, ChatOn, BBM, and etc. just to name a few. However at the moment WhatsApp is probably one of the more dominant messaging apps available out there, which could explain Facebook’s interest in the company.However according to recent numbers released by Tencent, WeChat’s parent company, it seems that WeChat is slowly but surely […]