Wei chat users send about 46 billion digital gift

Feb

5

2017

Wei chat users send about 46 billion digital gift during the Lunar New Year
The Chinese agency Xinhua reported on Saturday that “users wee chat ” WeChat sent about 46 billion red electronic package, a digital version of the traditional envelopes stuffed with cash, through mobile social platform during the Chinese Lunar New Year.

It is noteworthy that China has a tradition of old where people exchange red packets during the Lunar New Year, which happens this year on January 28.

The Chinese Internet companies, such as Alibaba Group Holding, has encouraged the use of virtual red packets, also known as the “Hong Bao”, for the development of business in the booming Chinese electronic payment market.

According to Xinhua, the number of digital red packets rose, sent via “wee chat”, owned by Tncent by Tencent, which is the main rival to the Alibaba Group in China, by 34% during the period between January 27 and February 1, 2017 , compared to last year.

China ‘s official news agency said that people in the provinces of Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shandong, Hebei led obsession with red packets, while the South Koreans are more active outside the Chinese mainland senders “Hong Bao”.

Since its launch in 2011, “Wei chat” has become a social platform phones the most popular in China. It, along with the ability to send text, voice and video messages for free, also allows users to create digital portfolios that they can use to pay for water and electricity bills, make donations and buy airline tickets.

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