WeChat - From WhatsApp clone to global player
The news service WeChat, developed in 2011 by Tencent, is a chat and messaging service, similar to WhatsApp. The app currently supports 18 languages and is available in over 200 countries and regions. The unfamiliarity of the app in Germany is simply due to the timing. When Tencent had programmed the app to support English and other language content, it was just too late to get a head start. Others had already taken the seats, especially WhatsApp.