In China, middle-aged and elderly people are increasingly using WeChat mini-programs for entertainment purposes, including watching videos and reading news, and photography, according to the mini program data analysis platform Aladdin.

There are now more than 60 million WeChat users between the ages of 55 and 70 years old. According to local media, many of these users learn how to use online shopping platforms through mini programs that are shared by their friends.

Mini apps are like independent apps but can be launched directly from WeChat.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.