Tencent Denies Rumors That WeChat Will Charge Users
Recently, a hot topic circulates on the internet that China Tencent’s popular mobile chatting application WeChat(or Wexin) will charge users in the coming future. This is because that some operators keep imposing pressure on Tencent and also, according to the Minister of Industry and Information Technology that it would certainly begin to charge fees. However, this so-called “charge” refers to operators will charge Tencent , so most ordinary users are likely to use the WeChat for free, just like the Chinese popular instant message QQ .
On April 11, the team issued a statement to the users through WeChat, saying that they will never ever charge customers because they’ve already paid for Internet access.
Translation of the following Chinese:
“A kindly reminder: recently a rumor is circulating on the internet that WeChat will start charging fees. We’re here to make this clear that this rumor is purely malicious, please do not believe it. WeChat will never ever charge users, thanks your support. We are now working hard to develop new features for the next version, hope to make WeChat better. – April 11. ”