Tencent launches Kik-like messaging app in China

Tencent launches Kik-like messaging app in China

Tencent, China’s largest and most used Internet service portal, launches a free Kik-like messaging app in China called “微信” or “micro-letters.”

Micro-letters (loosely translated, but let’s call it that for our reader’s sake) is a free-to-download and use app for the iPhone. The website says that the Android and the Symbian versions will be released “in the near future.”

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Similar to Kik, it lets the users search their contacts for other micro-letters users and they will automatically be added to your buddy list. It can also show real-time typing and delivery status.

It has, however, a unique function which is photo sharing. It can be accessed through Wi-Fi and GPRS using Tencent’s unique communication network that is optimized for minimal data consumption.

You can download it from their website by clicking on this link.

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