The American billionaire does not hide his desire to transform the social network, based in California, to add features inspired by WeChat, the Chinese “super application” which allows you to do almost everything: chat, pay for a meal, order a taxi or even start… divorce proceedings!
E. Musks said
“In China, you basically live on WeChat. It's so practical, so useful in everyday life. These words are those of American billionaire Elon Musk. In these remarks reported by the Business Insider media, he is addressing employees of the social network Twitter, Thursday, June 16, 2022. The richest man in the world made an offer to take over the microblogging platform and, during a meeting with the employees of the company, he sketched the outlines of what he would like to do with Twitter, if he became its owner. Elon Musk would like to take inspiration from WeChat (or Weixin), the Chinese “super application” which allows you to do almost everything: chat, pay, and even initiate divorce proceedings. WeChat has more than 1.2 billion monthly active users, according to Chinese Business LUb.
“There is no equivalent outside of China”
“WeChat is great, but there is no equivalent outside of China. There is a real opportunity to create this” in the West, added Elon Musk. “I think if we could do that with Twitter, or even come close to it, that would be a great success. »
WeChat, a program launched in 2011 by the giant of new technologies Tencent, encompasses an entire ecosystem of applications within the main application: they therefore make it possible to discuss, but also to order a taxi, to request a financial loan, to pay his water or electricity bills, or to make an appointment with a doctor, among countless other functions.