China’s messaging app Wechat has hit 600 million monthly active users  as of Q2 this year, the parent company Tencent announced in an interim financial report. The new figure for Q2 2015 marked a 37% YOY growth from 438 million in Q2 2014, and up from 549 million in Q1 this year.

Available in more than 20 language versions, WeChat now operates in more than 200 countries and regions.

Although the company is continuing its efforts to drive user engagement in overseas markets, especially in emerging Asian markets, users from Mainland China still account for a dominat proportion of the whole user base. Research from WeChat integrated agency Curiosity China shows that the app has covered more than 90% of smartphones in China as of the Q1 this year.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.