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Here's the secret to how WeChat attracts 1 billion monthly users

WeChat is expected become much more than a social media app. Image: REUTERS/Phil Noble

Alex Gray
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The mascots for WeChat displayed inside a Tencent office in Guangzhou, China. Image: REUTERS/Bobby Yip
Ma Huateng (Pony Ma), founder of Tencent Image: REUTERS/Bobby Yi
Chinese consumers increasingly prefer to use mobile payment methods Image: REUTERS/Jason Lee
WeChat reached 1 billion monthly users in February 2018 Image: Statista
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