Tencent QQ holds the Guinness World Record for the highest number of simultaneous online users on an instant messaging program, with 210,212,085 users online on July 3, 2014.The company is divided into the following sections
- Social Networks
QQ is an instant messaging (IM) platform for PC and mobile. It provides comprehensive online communication functions, supporting text messaging, instant video and voice chat as well as online and offline file transmission, building a complete, diversified cross platform communication for end users. Since its release in 1999, QQ has become a key mode of both personal and business communications, connecting hundreds of millions of users in China. With its full suite of communication, social entertainment, payment and hardware capabilities, QQ is China’s largest IM platform. As of the third quarter of 2016, QQ had 877 million monthly active user accounts and more than 250 million people were using QQ simultaneously at one time.
Launched in 2011, Weixin/WeChat has been enhancing the lives of hundreds of millions users with its innovative features. The platform integrates instant messaging and social entertainment, bringing about a mobile digital lifestyle on an easy to use app. Users get to engage in real-time communications via free text and multimedia messages, make video calls or share photos on their “Moments”. Other lifestyle recreational features include “Games”, “Sticker Gallery”, and convenient friend-adding services such as “Shake” and “People Nearby”. Continuously evolving around users' needs, Weixin/WeChat also offers enterprises “Official Accounts” to create original consumer experiences through its open platform and extended services such as Weixin/WeChat Pay for a truly mobile digital lifestyle. Weixin/WeChat reached more than 846 million monthly active user accounts as of the third quarter of 2016. Weixin/WeChat has evolved into a connector and open platform across industries, connecting users with one another, with smart devices and with business services.
Qzone is a social networking platform that fulfills users’ needs of self-expression, peer interaction and entertainment. It aspires to create an open platform with third-party partners, providing quality personalized social services to hundreds of millions of Chinese Internet users. In the third quarter of 2016, Qzone reached more than 632 million monthly active user accounts.
As a leading online payment platform in China since September 2005, Tenpay remains committed to supporting superior online payment transactions for individuals and corporate users with secure, convenient and professional services. Tenpay focuses on building a comprehensive and integrated payment platform, and is the second largest online payment platform in China, embracing B2B, B2C and C2C services across industries.
An integrated feature in Weixin/WeChat, Weixin/WeChat Pay is a payment solution for its users, enabling quick payment transactions on their mobile phones. Weixin/WeChat Pay functions on the basis of swift payment through the use of connected bank cards, providing safe and efficient payment services for users. Weixin/WeChat Pay was officially launched in China on 5 August 2013, concurrent to the introduction of Weixin/WeChat version 5.0, and became available to merchants in China on 4 March 2014.
QQ Wallet is a mobile payment solution that supports bank card payments, Q coin payments and NFC Transport Card value top-ups through the use of connected bank cards. It provides a safe and convenient payment experience to hundreds of millions of Mobile QQ users. Not only does QQ Wallet make payment for all the basic necessities for everyday life possible, it also satisfies QQ users’ needs with its range of value-added services. Satisfying the demands of a modern digital lifestyle, QQ Wallet is highly secure with multiple password and financial protections. QQ Wallet’s Android version was released in January 2014 and on iOS in March 2014.
Recognized as the largest online games community in China, Tencent Games is a leading world-class online game developer and operator. Through implementation of a combination of both in-house research and development and diverse cooperation with partners, Tencent Games is dedicated to creating a reliable, fun, and professional interactive entertainment experience for users through the creation of quality multi-segment online game products.
China Reading Limited is a one-stop, quality literature online reading platform for hundreds of millions of Internet users. Part of Tencent’s interactive entertainment business, China Reading Limited brings the full integration of online and traditional literary works to one platform. It provides a high quality, accessible and dynamic reading experience for users across PC and mobile. China Reading Limited is home to hundreds of thousands of writers and almost a million works of literature. Renowned writers, including Mo Yan, serve as consultants to the site. China Reading Limited is committed to providing users with its convenient integration of reading services, moving past traditional models in the publishing industry to advance a new culture of national reading.
Established on 21 March 2012, Tencent Comic is now China’s largest original and legitimate online animation platform. Originality is nurtured on the platform, bolstered by the core value of copyright and IP protection. Tencent Comic has established key connections and partnerships with outstanding global industry partners, such as Animation Comic Game China Group, Walt Disney, Shueisha, Bandai, Kadokawa and Kodansha. With a new business strategy advocated by the animation industry, Tencent Comic aspires to create compelling content and nurture star IP through the building of a robust eco-system.
Tencent Pictures, together with Tencent Comics, China Reading Limited (Tencent Literature) and Tencent Games, is one of the four major business of Tencent’s interactive entertainment services. The core value of Tencent Pictures is a commitment to high quality IP, providing users with multiple interactive entertainment experiences. Tencent Pictures creates a versatile experience by allowing celebrities to share their self-created IP with fans on the platform. It is an open platform service, promoting cross-border cooperation, connecting artists and their high quality IP to domestic and international production and distribution companies. By integrating Internet and traditional movie distribution together on the platform, Tencent Pictures creates a new incubator model of movie production, distribution and releases.
QQ Music is the leading online music platform and provider of legitimate digital music services in China. It offers users a smooth online music experience and diversified community services. It has become the first choice of Chinese Internet users' in the music lifestyle segment.
QQ.com is China's leading online portal. Through its broad real-time news coverage and full range of innovative information services, the website provides a rich online life to hundreds of millions of Internet users.
As China’s leading mobile news app, Tencent News strives to create a rich, timely news application to provide users with an efficient, high-quality reading experience.
A leading online video interactive platform in China, Tencent Video is designed to provide users with a rich, smooth high-definition video entertainment experience, meeting the various needs of users a with a variety of products through its website, PC client, and mobile apps.
Tencent Microblog is an established social media platform based on media and social networking attributes. A communications network centered on people, it aims to provide real-time and diverse information, satisfying the demand for readily available information on any subject that matters to users.
YingYongBao is committed to providing users with rich, quality, safe and personalized mobile applications and games. It integrates the hundreds of millions of user accounts from Weixin, QQ, Qzone and QQ Browser and is constantly innovated to deliver results based on changing user needs in the modern digital age.
QQ Browser provides users with quick access to Internet. Built on its self-developed X5 core speed through independent research and development, QQ Browser is exceptionally speedy, saves on data usage and is a leading stable browser in the industry, meeting the different needs of users. Currently, the mobile QQ Browser has the highest number of monthly users in China.
Tencent Mobile Manager is mobile security and management software available on Android, iOS and Windows operating systems. Tencent Mobile Manager is currently the most used mobile security software in the China market defined by monthly active users. Committed to the vision of mobile safety first, the app performs virus-scans and deletion, harassment interception security functions, and provides mobile security and privacy protection. Tencent Mobile Manager provides a full-suite of convenient features like mobile speed acceleration, mobile data monitoring and other phone management functions to set user’s minds at ease.
Tencent PC Manager is China’s first online security software that incorporates both protection from viruses and computer management. It including anti-virus, real-time protection, vulnerability remediation, system clean-up, computer speed acceleration and software management. Tencent PC Manager has been recognized by international authorities and organizations such as AVC, VB100 and West Coast among others. The functions and services of Tencent PC Manager are continually innovated and enhanced in order to earn and maintain its reputation as the most trustworthy free security software in the market.
Tencent Map is committed to provide users with digital map content, navigation and location-based service solutions in China. On average, its location-based navigation is used 350 million times a day.
QQ Mail is one of the key products of Tencent’s online platform services. It provides real-time pop up notifications, a blog reader, 1G-sized attachments, audio and video messages among other features.
Tencent Open Platform is built for its partners, enabling them to easily connect with QQ, Weixin, Qzone, and YingYongBao and gain traffic and revenue through open APIs across PC, mobile and multiple devices. As of September 2016, Tencent Open Platform has connected more than 6 million startups with a total valuation of more than RMB300 billion. Additionally, there are more than 30 “Incubator Spaces” for partners in China, with total floor space of up to 1 million square meters.
Leveraging Tencent’s years of experience in providing Internet services, Tencent Cloud is a public cloud platform for corporate and individual users. It provides developers with cloud servers, cloud databases, cloud storage, CDN and other basic cloud computing services, as well as various industry solutions including online games, video, and mobile applications.