Weibo account The Founder (创业家传媒) uploaded screenshots of users’ comments on WeChat 7 years ago.

Though it’s not possible to tell the overall market response and rating given the limited feedback screenshots, from users’ harsh words, it’s hard to imagine that Tencent has remarkably transformed the hated social network program into one of the world’s most powerful apps.

According to the screenshots, users were extremely unhappy with WeChat’s poor server technology, lack of innovation, and boring notification service.

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Runhua Zhao

Runhua Zhao is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Connect with her via email: runhuazhao@technode.com