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Watch out Whatsapp, WeChat has almost 400 million monthly active users

WhatsApps biggest rival has just announced that it now has almost 400 million active monthly users, an increase of almost 50 million since Q4 2013.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Wed, May 14 2014 3:06 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Facebook's Whatsapp may have some contending to do in the coming months for its top spot in the world of mobile instant messaging. Today Whatsapp rival, WeChat, announced its earnings report for the first quarter of its fiscal 2014 year. While this would not usually be major news, the fact that WeChat grew by almost 50 million active monthly users caught our eye.

Watch out Whatsapp, WeChat has almost 400 million monthly active users | TweakTown.com

At the end of 2013, WeChat had about 355 million active monthly users, and now the company is reporting that during the first quarter of 2014, it managed to grow its user base to 396 million active monthly users. This number covers both WeChat and Weixin, the Chinese version of the app. With user numbers rising this fast, we could see WeChat top 500 million by the end of the year.

NEWS SOURCE:thenextweb.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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