Tencent, the Chinese tech company, is also a strong competitor in the instant messaging field. Its main weapon is QQ, an instant messaging application that's very popular in China as well as other countries from all over the world.
A complete chat and messaging app
Here we'll find all the usual functions available in the majority of apps of this nature such as Telegram, Kik, LINE, and others.
- Send messages to other users, whether individually or in groups.
- Possibility to make voice and video calls, whether between two users or in groups.
- Transfer files.
- Compatible with other platforms: install the application on your Android or on your computer and keep your communications permanently synchronized.
- Customize the interface with themes and change the ringtones.
- It includes a gaming platform.
The application comes along with hundreds of millions of users which means that it's a strong rival for WhatsApp and especially WeChat, the leading chat and messaging app in China.
In any case, you should be aware of the fact that there are plenty of doubts about the user privacy of many of these Asian apps. Yes, even more than in the case of WhatsApp.