CEO Pony Ma just announced that WeChat+Mobile QQ have already surpassed 500M mobile payment transactions per day. https://t.co/JJanzXXIue
4/4 And likely at least a billion $$$s of wealth transfer from those XTRA giving lovers who send ¥520 red packets via WeChat. Happy 520!
3/4 Over 8M ¥520 red packets sent as of 6pm... 520 = "i luv u" in Chinese. Many billions of $$$s will transferred as a sign of affection.
2/4 Many hapless Chinese boyfriends and husbands sending ¥520 red packets to significant others. How many u ask? https://t.co/4XSH6UBN3G
1/4 May 20 (5.20) is China's Valentines Day on the Internet. Red Packets limit was raised to ¥520 ($80 US) for 1 day https://t.co/IIBwG7kfpz
@yaohongkok WeChat's Service Accounts platform already supports chatbots. Look at the popular 出门问问 and Microsoft's 小冰 as examples.
MonMon is my favorite WeChat sticker and now is part of the Victoria & Albert Design Museum in London! https://t.co/djGnCio9l0
8/ It's WeChat's expertise in user experience, trust, and clear user value paramount for higher level features like payments and identity
7/ Not necessarily decoupled into separate experiences. The fact that this combined experience happens in a chat app is secondary.
6/ Consistent and clear value: Communication, social, identity, media, and payments combined in a way that makes sense
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