11Mar, 2013

WeChat Tops Indonesian Charts

The social communication application takes Apple App Store and GooglePlay Store by storm

DROIDJakarta, March 10 2013 – WeChat, a socialcommunication service available for smartphones, today announces its success intaking the top spot of free apllications in Google Play Store for Android devices and Apple App Store for iOS devices.

Lastweek, WeChat officially launched its Television commercial (TVC) video and announced the newly formed MNC-Tencent Joint Venture company in Indonesia. As an impact of the TVC, the numbers of downloads is now 30 times higher than before. Not only that, within a week after the announcement WeChat managed to reach the #1 position both in Apple App Store and Google Play Store in the country.

Mr.Vincent Wang, Managing Director MNC Tencent, WeChat Operation, has expressed his joy regarding the achievement, “We are proud that WeChat hits the number 1 position in the App Storeand Play Store charts. We are also very happy, because this shows how much Indonesian people appreciate our product. Tencent is aiming to provide the users with high quality and feature-rich social communication platform. This success motivates us to deliver an even betterexperience to our loyal customers in Indonesia.”

IOSBesides iOS and Android, WeChat have recently launched a BlackBerry version of their application, which now has quickly rose to number 2 in overall position on BlackBerry Application World. Key features available for other platforms like ‘Pushto Talk’, ‘Moments’, and a multitude of exciting emoticons also present in this version.

itunes“Thereare more than 300 million registered WeChat users in the world. We believe thatas the application become more popular in Indonesia, there will be a huge waveof new users coming from here. To improve the experience of using the application, we have exciting new updates planned. Indonesia will surely beamong the first countries to know when we roll it out in the near future,” added Poshu Yeung, Vice President ofTencent, International Business.

Recently, Tencent has also gained global recognition as one of the Most Innovative Companies in 2013 according to the annual guide released by the Fast Company, the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design. The list features businesses whose innovations are having greatest impacts across their industries and culture as a whole.

For complete information about the Most Innovative Companies, head on to http://www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2013/tencent.

WeChat can be downloaded free of charge for iOS, Android, Symbian,BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices. For downloads and more information, please visit:www.wechat.com/id


About WeChat

WeChat is a mobile social communications application designed for smartphone users.This application allows the users to send free text, voice messages, emoticons, picture, video and other files. Users can also do video-chat, add new friends through its social features, utilize location-based services, and share their stories through theunique ‘Moments’ feature in the formof photos, video and URL links. WeChat application is available for iOS,Android OS, Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows Phone users. Note that not all features available for different platforms.


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