WeChat, or Weixin in Chinese, turns three today. It has become everything, communication, social sharing, entertainment (i.e. gaming), m-commerce, m-payment/banking, and so on mobile. At same time it has had a huge user base, over 600 million registered accounts and 272 million monthly active users. There are high hopes on it, expecting it to be the first global Chinese Internet service or become a money printer.

But what if it is at its peak in terms of user growth and the future revenue sources are just those with Tencent’s QQ instant messaging service? Is it possible 2014 will turn out to be a hard year for it?

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Tracey Xiang

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