WeChat Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting WeChat statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

WeChat Facts

What is WeChat?

WeChat is a messaging and calling app that allows you to easily connect with family & friends across countries. It’s the all-in-one communications app for text (SMS/MMS), voice and video calls, Moments, photo sharing, and games. (source)

WeChat User Count

How many people use WeChat?


Average number of WeChat daily active users:

902 million WeChat users

Last updated 3/5/18


Additional WeChat Statistics

Average number of messages sent on WeChat each day:

38 billion

Last updated 11/15/17


Average number of voice messages sent on WeChat each day:

6.1 billion

Last updated 11/20/17


Average amount of time WeChat users spend on it daily;

77 minutes

Last updated 8/1/19


Number of corporate WeChat accounts:

14 million

Last updated 11/29/17


Number of people that use WeChat Moments daily:

750 million

Last updated 3/18/19


Average number of times users check their Moments daily:

10

Last updated 3/18/19


Total number of times Moments are checked each day:

10 billion

Last updated 3/18/19


Percentage of corporate WeChat accounts that are active:

38%

Last updated 11/29/17


Number of WeChat users that access it on a smartphone:

639 million

Last updated 1/23/16


How many people use WeChat outside of China:

70 million

Last updated 4/16/16


Average number of calls connected on WeChat each day:

100 million

Last updated 12/29/17


Average number of times a day a Chinese user checks WeChat:

10 times

Last updated 8/19/16


Average number of friends for users on WeChat:

128 friends

Last updated 6/21/16


Percentage of Chinese people aged 50-80, that use WeChat:

98.5%

Last updated 3/27/18


Number of users for WeChat Pay:

800 million users

Last updated 1/1/20


Number of WeChat Pay Score users:

100 million

Last updated 1/9/20


Number of WeChat Channels users:

200 million users

Last updated 7/28/20


Number of merchants and businesses connected via WeChat Pay:

50 million

Last updated 2/6/20


Average number of daily WeChat Pay transactions:

1 billion

Last updated 2/6/20


WeChat Pay’s share of the China mobile payment market:

38.9%

Last updated 12/31/18


Number of offline stores that accept WeChat Payment:

300,000 stores

Last updated 2/5/16


Number of countries WeChat Pay is available in:

40 countries

Last updated 8/22/18


Number of currencies WeChat Pay is available in:

13 currencies

Last updated 3/1/18


Percentage of internet users in China that use Wechat Moments:

84.3%

Last updated 9/5/17


Number of daily active WeChat mini-programs users:

829 million MAU

Last updated 7/29/20


Total transactions in WeChat mini program in 2019:

$115 billion


Number of WeChat mini programs with more than 1 million monthly active users:

883

Last updated 7/26/19


Number of WeChat mini programs with more than 1 million daily active users:

12

Last updated 7/1/19


Number of WeChat mini programs with more than 5 million monthly active users:

180

Last updated 7/26/19


Number of Mini Games available on WeChat:

500

Last updated 5/17/18


Number of Mini Programs available on WeChat:

2.4 million mini programs

Last updated 1/15/20


Number of daily active WeRun users:

115 million

Last updated 11/20/17


Percentage of China’s total data traffic that comes from WeChat:

34%

Last updated 5/7/18


Percentage of WeChat users that use it for work:

80%

Last updated 4/25/17


Percentage of WeChat users that use WeChat Pay:

92%

Last updated 4/25/17


Percentage of WeChat users that spend more than 4 hours a day on it:

34.6%

Last updated 4/23/17


Number of WeChat users that are 55 or older:

60 million

Last updated 10/31/18


Number of WeChat Work users:

60 million monthly active users

Last updated 1/6/20


Number of businesses using WeChat Work:

2.5 million businesses

Last updated 1/6/20


Percentage of the top 500 enterprises in China that use WeChat Work:

80%

Last updated 3/21/19


WeChat total daily payment transaction volume in 2018:

1 billion


Percentage of WeChat mini-program users that are men:

58%

Last updated 4/4/19


Percentage of WeChat mini-program users that are women:

42%

Last updated 4/4/19


Percentage of WeChat users that are between the ages 15-29:

60%

Last updated 6/21/16


Percentage of WeChat users that spend at least 90 minutes a day on it:

50%

Last updated 12/29/16


First major company to implement e-commerce on WeChat:

McDonalds

(Tweet this stats)


Amount of calling WeChat users do on it daily:

280 million minutes per day

Last updated 6/21/16


Amount of free calls WeChat users made on Lunar New Year 2017:

2.1 billion minutes worth


Number of red packets WeChat users exchanged on Lunar New Year 2017:

46 billion


Number of stickers WeChat users sent on Lunar New Year 2017:

16 billion


Number of WeChat users in Malaysia:

20 million

Last updated 11/20/17


Average number of monthly voice or video calls a WeChat user makes using it:

19

Last updated 11/20/17


Average amount of monthly voice or video calls a WeChat user makes using it:

139 minutes

Last updated 11/20/17


Amount of consumption WeChat drove in China in 2017:

RMB 333.9 billion


Percentage of WeChat users that use Official Accounts:

80%

Last updated 8/1/19


Percentage of WeChat users that follow less than 20 Official Accounts:

73%

Last updated 8/1/19


Average reach of WeChat official accounts articles:

10 million views per month

Last updated 1/16/20


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  • Company stats
  • User stats
  • Activity stats
  • WeChat Payments Stats
  • WeChat Moments Stats
  • WeChat Enterprise Stats
  • Etc.-all in one place

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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these WeChat stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.