QQ, a multi-lingual voice and messaging system

web QQ provides basic chat functions

QQ allows users to use basic chat functions without downloading the program.

Tencent QQ, popularly known as QQ, is an instant messaging software service developed by Chinese company Tencent in 1999. QQ offers a variety of services, including online social games, music, shopping, and voice chat.

Company Profile

Name: QQ
Website: www.qq.com
Core Business: instant messaging

Basic Information

  • Tencent QQ was first released in China as OICQ (“Open ICQ”, a reference to the early IM service ICQ) in February 1999.
  • In 2005, Tencent launched Qzone, a social networking website.
  • As of September 2009, Tencent launched its web-based QQ.
  • Tencent QQ holds the Guinness World Record for the highest number of simultaneous online users. It reached a record of 210,212,085 users online on July 3, 2014.
  • As of January 2015, there are 829 million active QQ accounts, with a peak of 176.4 million simultaneous online QQ users.


Instant Messages: QQ’s primary function allows users to communicate and send photos/documents.

QQ live chat

QQ live chat allows users to chat and form group chats.

Voice/Video Call: an online free phone-calling service.

Free calls for QQ users.

QQ voice/video calling service allows users to make free calls with up to 50 individuals at the same time.

File Transfer

  • Online and offline file transmission
  • Send folders directly; no need to compress or zip folders
Fast QQ file transfer

QQ allows user to transfer files swiftly and review documents between different devices.

QQ International

There are two versions of QQ, the International Version and the Chinese Version. The only difference is that the Chinese version has more options. The international version of QQ offers several features that can be particularly useful. Aside from Chinese, QQ International currently offers 6 language interfaces– English, French, Japanese, Spanish, German and Korean.

QQ International translates messages

QQ International helps overcome language barriers by offering translation into 50 different languages.

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Social Brand Watch (SBW) is a collection of experts in digital, mobile and social media in China. SBW was created to complement Resonance's China Social Branding Report, a bi-weekly report focusing on modern marketing methods of the world's top brands in China.

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