It seems Weixin is now making faster and longer strides towards monetization as an insider told local media that the most popular communicating tool in China would be launching a gaming platform in the wake of its public platform, new online-to-offline initiative as well as mobile loyalty program.

Weixin crossed the 200 million users mark by the middle of the year with rocketing growth. Now with a huge user base, now it might be the right time to monetize that user pool.

Weixin hasn’t confirmed the rumor yet.

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Chelsea Dong

She reads, travels, photographs and writes, with interests in chronicling China tech scene and interpreting how technology disrupts the way people live.