Eyeing the stirring success of Tencent’s WeChat, Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce mogul, is striving to catch up with the launch of a new app dubbed Wangxin. In a nutshell, you can take it as the original AliWangwang (the company’s IM client) mobile app now equipped with LBS-enabled stranger social networking.

screenshot of Wangxin

Wangxin doesn’t start from scratch, it’s built atop of Wangwang’s more than 300 million  registered users, namely, China’s highly active online buyers and sellers. Signing in with your AliWangwang account and you’ll find all your connections there.

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Ben Jiang

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