China Facts: WeChat reaches 1bn user accounts globally

China's dominant social media platform WeChat has reached 1 bn accounts (read "user accounts" not "individuals") worldwide, highlighting how the service that is used for everything from communication to shopping is continuing to extend its reach. WeChat is estimated to have 494.3m individual users across China last year. Retailers from outside the country are also starting to use it to sell directly to Chinese consumers via WeChat Corporate Accounts online shop*)  




*) Financial Times 6th March 2018












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