Alibaba founder left WeChat and invited followers to his own platform

March 4, 2015 Blog
Alibaba Group founder, Jack Ma, left a popular messenger WeChat and urged all his followers to move to his company’s analogue — Laiwang app. Earlier, Ma asked his employees to use his app exclusively. Laiwang (来往) app is a direct competitor to a popular in China WeChat (微信) that is developed by Tencent (腾讯) company. Lately, Jack Ma made considerable efforts to promote his platform. A lot of Chinese celebrities were invited to Laiwang, while the main operator China Telecom already started to sell smart phones with the preinstalled app.