Xiaohongshu, a Chinese lifestyle-sharing platform, has begun recruiting restaurant and service providers for internal testing. The platform will soon introduce group-buying functions.
On March 29, Tencent's two social platforms - WeChat and QQ - experienced a crash. Although the issue was resolved later that day and WeChat had previously experienced minor faults before this incident occurred, Tencent still issued severe punishment for it.
The social livestreaming platform, Bigo Live, has been removed from the App Store as of April 9. There has been no response from Bigo regarding the matter.
On March 28, Tencent's flagship app WeChat announced a series of new plans for various sections including video accounts, payment, mini programs, search services and WeCom at its annual event promoting new functions and strategies.
Soulgate Inc., the developer of the social media app Soul, has submitted another listing application to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on March 27. Soulgate initially intended to become publicly traded in the United States, but abandoned this plan in June 2022.
Andy Tian, the CEO and co-founder of Asia Innovations Group (ASIG), a leading mobile social entertainment company, passed away in Beijing on February 6 at the age of 47 due to a sudden illness, despite medical efforts.
Damus, a social networking product based on decentralized protocol Nostr, announced via Twitter on February 3 that, according to the requirements of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), it would be removed from domestic app stores.
QQ, a 23-year-old social networking platform operated by Tencent, has been constantly transforming to fit shifting tech trends, and its content and social functions are getting closer to the preferences of young people.
A ByteDance-owned reading tool called "Shiqu" will officially stop all operations and services from December 12. This app, launched by ByteDance in April this year, allows users to subscribe to desired information based on keywords and data sources.
ByteDance-owned social media platform Duoshan has ushered in a major update, transitioning from a video-messaging app into a photo-based app and re-registering on the App Store.
The official website of ByteDance-owned online social platform Feiliao has recently been shut down and download channels have been closed, although any official suspension announcement has yet to be made.
It's nothing new that TikTok's parent company ByteDance eyes the success of Xiaohongshu, a mobile app featuring community social and lifestyle recommendations, as something to be desires. Overseas, it mainly focuses on Lemon8, extending from Japan to Southeast Asian markets.
Sogou, a Chinese tech firm acquired by Tencent last year, has launched a youthful community-based social product called "Miaogeng." On this platform, users can create texts and pictures around trending topics and buzzwords, deploying emojis to express their emotions.
On September 30, Asia Innovations Group Limited (AIG), a Singapore-based mobile app developer, announced that it had signed a business merger agreement with Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited (NYSE: OPA), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
Metaverse-based social products are rapidly emerging as the new trendy focus for the Chinese tech world. According to Qimai Data, about 228 apps in China have added "metaverse" to their descriptions so far.
As an advocate for social metaverse development in China, Tencent-backed platform Soul presented its two latest intelligent technology achievements – Ling OS and NAWA Engine – at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference on September 1.
According to public information on Chinese business data platform Tianyancha, Tencent has recently applied for the registration of several trademarks related to input methods on its WeChat application.
WOMO Technology, a Gen Z-oriented social platform based on AI two-way matching, has received over 20 million yuan ($2.97 million) in round-A financing.
Some of ByteDance's new apps have recently been removed from online stores, including smart reading product “Shiqu,” recommendation platform “Kesong,” and real-time interactive community "Party Island."
Tencent has recently conducted alpha testing of an app called "Bibiji." The new product is an exclusive multiplayer entertainment platform for young people, containing alternative casual party games, as well as easy, fun and interactive gameplay.