China’s WeChat fans can chat on the go in Europe

Peace and Freedom

AFP

© AFP/File | WeChat, known as Weixin in China, was launched in 2011 and is the world’s most popular messaging service

THE HAGUE (AFP) – Chinese tourists can now use the popular WeChat messaging app while soaking up the sights in Europe this summer thanks to Dutch telecoms provider KPN.

KPN said Thursday it has teamed up with Chinese technology giant Tencent as well as internet video operator Sunway Culture Media “to launch the WeChat Go SIM card for Chinese tourists travelling to Europe.”

WeChat, known as Weixin in China, was launched in 2011 and is the world’s most popular messaging service.

Tencent said in May that the app had reached 938 million monthly active users for the quarter, a year-on-year growth of 23 percent.

“Besides voice and 4G data services, the WeChat Go SIM card proposition also offers additional features such as travel information, Chinese video content, top ups…

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