Weixin, Tencent’s group messaging service has made the history: from 0 to 100m users, it only took exactly 433 days. Days ago, we were the first broke the news that Weixin is preparing for the oversea market; now we also heard rumor that Weixin will release its 4.0 version soon and it may come with Facebook login and functions like Instagram or Path.
We approached Allen Zhang, VP of Tencent and the lead of Weixin team.
You may never heard of his name but Allen Zhang is actually one of the most famous geeks and product managers in China. Allen is the founder of the popular Chinese email client Foxmail which’s acquired by Tencent in 2005; He’s also the lead of QQ Mail which is integrated with QQ and now regarded as the best replacement of Gmail.
Weixin’s voted the best Mobile Social Network and the best Mobile Messaging application of ChinaBang Awards 2011. In the short video recorded by Allen, on behalf of Weixin team, he first sent his thanks to us (Note: TechNode is the lead organizer of ChinaBang Awards) and to the users, and also gave a brief talk about the future of Weixin.
1. Weixin is more than a tool for communication, it’s a life style, because we hope Weixin can have impact on every aspect of your life.
2. Weixin will provide the open API to enable third parties integrate Weixin’s messaging service.
3. Weixin will provide more cool functions to enhance its social networking capability.
The video followed (it’s in Chinese, and sorry I am not sure how to rotate it… 😉 ) –