[Numbers] How many users are there on WeChat in China?

by bold-lichterman

  • In China 494.3 million people will use WeChat in 2017, up 13% from the previous year.
  • This is equivalent to 79.1% of smartphone users in China, and half of people with a mobile in the country.

  • In 2020, the Chinese courier will have exceeded 600 million users.

emarketer-wechat-201707In China, more than 494 million people will use the WeChat messaging app this year, 13% more than in 2016 according to reports. estimates eMarketer. The Chinese application will exceed the 500 million user mark in 2018, and that of 600 million users in 2020. In 2021, 674.2 million people will use it on a daily basis.

Further proof of the popularity of WeChat, nearly 8 out of 10 Chinese smartphone users use the application regularly. In total, more than a third (35.8%) of the Chinese population regularly use the app.

More surprisingly, 83% of WeChat users connect to it for professional reasons. And for good reason, beyond the possibility of exchanging messages with contacts, the application also has features allowing you to organize remote meetings, share files, pay bills, or order. food.

For comparison, and although there is currently no equivalent to the Tencent-owned app, Facebook surpassed the symbolic 2 billion user mark in June. Its messaging application Messenger claimed 1.2 billion active users in April 2017. Instagram then brought together a community of 600 million people. In less than a year, Instagram Stories has meanwhile won over 200 million active users, while its main competitor Snapchat reached 166 million users last March.

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