Before Trump was banned Tencent renamed the WeChat app to function normally
Before Trump was banned Tencent renamed the WeChat app to function normally

Chinese tech giant Tencent has changed the name of its WeChat Work desktop app to WeCom, which could replace WeChat ahead of the US ban next Sunday.

According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Tencent registered the Weecom trademark on August 19.

Reuters quoted two Tencent sources as saying Weecom is outside the ambit of the September 20 Law on U.S. Exchanges Related to SMS Applications as part of a series of U.S. actions against Chinese technology and application companies. . Washington said: You pose a threat to national security.

WeChat is an all-in-one mobile application that combines instant messaging, social networking, and payment functions, among other services. The so-called super apps are of crucial importance to daily life in China with its billion users.

In the US, Chinese from overseas and other countries widely use WeChat to communicate with their friends and colleagues in China. According to the analytics company Apptopia, the average number of daily active users of the app in the United States is 19 million.

Reuters tests show that after downloading the Weecom app, users can now link their WeChat accounts and add app contacts. (Weecom) users can then send messages, create chat groups, and even receive virtual money from friends (WeChat) without having to download app contacts from Weecom.

There is no evidence that Tencent actively promoted the (Weecom) app in the US. According to Sensor Tower, there has been no increase in downloads (Weecom) in recent weeks.

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (Wilbur Ross) sisen regulations Sunday to clarify requests for transactions prohibited under President Donald Trump's order.

The US Department of Justice said Thursday: Ross has no intention of targeting individuals or groups who download WeChat apps or who only use to transfer personal or commercial information.

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