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  • China's top flirting app passes 52 million users
  • China's top flirting app passes 52 million users
    Harsh Patel ©

China's top flirting app passes 52 million users

Momo is China's most popular app to enable location-specific flirting. It has over 52 million users, having picked up 12 million between March and July 2014 alone. In a society that can feel socially repressive, apps like Momo create a new platform for interaction.



  • WeChat sets its sights on hardware WeChat sets its sights on hardware

    WeChat, the dominant smartphone messaging platform in China, currently has 396 million active users. The app already offers people a slew of features, but it's now beginning to focus on hardware - releasing a specific API for hardware devices to connect with WeChat.

  • Article image LINE: say it with stickers

    While WhatsApp wins over the West and WeChat conquers China, messaging app LINE has taken Japan by storm. With 400 million users worldwide, and 52 million in Japan alone, LINE's bright and vibrant customisable stickers are hugely popular – but can they really replace text?

  • Article image WeChat: the app you’ll never want to leave

    From messaging to social media to a marketplace to browsing the internet, WeChat is the app the does everything. While Western companies and app developers race to unbundle their services into efficient single-purpose apps, WeChat continues to add feature after feature.

  • Your face as an emoticon Your face as an emoticon

    From the viral popularity of 'kaomojis' like ¯\_()_/¯ or the fact that messaging app LINE made $17 million from stickers in the first quarter of 2013 alone, people have grown accustomed to depicting their emotions with images. But what if you could use your own face to do it?