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WeChat App Rules Them All

a16z Connie Chan

So why should people outside of China even care about WeChat? The first and most obvious reason is that it points to where Facebook and other messaging apps could head. Second, WeChat indicateswhere the future of mobile commerce may lie. Third, WeChat shows what it’s like to be both a platformand a mobile portal (what Yahoo could have been).

I have downloaded WeChat to see what it was about. But no one I know uses the app so I deleted the app. I know in China it’s a big hit and app developers as well as companies like Facebook. Could learn a thing or two about them. We don’t yet have an app here in North America that can do so much like WeChat can. My bet that it won’t be Facebook that does this, even though it is starting to do it with Messenger.


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