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Weixin and WeChat: making two out of one

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Tencent wants to separate Wechat and Weixin in the future.

Over the past few months, more and more foreign users of the Chinese universal app WeChat have been asked to change their phone number or switch their account to the Chinese counterpart called Weixin 微信. This confused many customers, who previously considered Weixin and WeChat to be the same platform. Until now, they considered both to be merely two different language versions of the same app, provided for internationality reasons. But in fact, the parent company Tencent has almost silently split its service into two different apps.

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