Chen Kun, a famous Chinese actor, rolled out a premium service to his followers on WeChat. Paying to subscribe to his official account, fans will receive exclusive photos, or songs, e-books and even Good Night voice messages from him.

The  monthly subscription is priced at RMB18 (no more than $3). Payments are powered by WeChat Payment that was made possible with WeChat 5.0.

It is believed WeChat team is behind this business and Chen’s official account which isn’t just a chatting tool but a full-round app (Update: Local media reported that it is developed and ran by a mobile app development company, Bit-Sea). There are several channels on the page for the paid subscription; subscribers can click open songs directly listed in the music channel, read the e-book by the actor in another channel, like or leave comments on a piece of news, or join in the forum and interact with each other like on an every online forum.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com