Tencent Opens WeChat Office to Help Expansion in the U.S. Market
Tencent a Shenzhen based internet company now has an office in the United States as part of their plans in developing their mobile messaging service, WeChat. The company’s US office will be handling research and development of We Chat in the US market as well as building and expanding partnerships with US corporate clients.
Tencent is the largest internet company in China in terms of market value. WeChat not that big in the US market which have about 100,000 registered users and most of the users are Chinese nationals. This number is only a tiny portions compared to Tencent’s 300 million WeChat users in China. By having an office in the United States means that start of the company’s significant push into the overseas market.
WeChat and Tencent have no language barrier and so far is a leading global company in social networking technology and have invested a lot for its overseas expansion. Although the company has no advantages compared with Facebook or Twitter which are two of the leading social media networks in the US, WeChat is the only Chinese internet product that is currently has the potential to enter the overseas market even with the fierce completion in the US.