Tencent's 'Super App' WeChat Is Quietly Taking Over Workplaces In China
The company isn’t stopping at personal use, however. It has added a range of business-oriented features onto the app over the years, effectively making WeChat the go-to corporate communication tool blurring the lines between work and life. More than 20 million office workers now apply for leave, file for reimbursement and track project progress through WeChat’s enterprise accounts, which are special built-in accounts that Chinese companies open for their employees, Tencent said during an analyst call on Wednesday. In addition to common features such as file transfer and group call, the accounts offer customized functions for different bureaus and firms.