Weibo launched Weibo Payment less than half a year ago. Today Weibo Payment announced to open up to “every user”, either business or individual, at the end of this month. Users, however, need to apply and no details on approval rules have been disclosed today.

It will make Weibo, according to the company, a “social commerce platform” that “enables every Weibo user to provide their followers and other users with commercial offerings. ”

The Weibo payments solution is at root Alipay. That Alibaba, Alipay’s parent company, invested in Weibo was perceived as a move for social commerce. Shortly after the deal we heard the two parts planned to build an e-commerce platform on top of Weibo.

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Tracey Xiang

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