According to the report by Eguan, active accounts of Instant Messenger(IM) increased to 1,206,000,000 accounts in China at the third quarter.
Its number increased 17.2% compared to the previous year, and increased 4.1% compared to the previous quarter.
In China, a user usually have multiple accounts of IM, and use the right account in the right case. And when they would like to contact other person, they prefer use it than using Email(Source : Report by CNNIC).
And there are lot of IM service in China now, for example WeChat(Tencent), Meyou(Sina), Wangxin(Taobao), MSN(Microsoft China), Feixin(China Mobile), and also QQ.
Now Tencent have the most strength in this market, but the other companies still have the chance of expanding their user. And foreign companies such as LINE, KAKAO Talk and Skype also be supposed to watch vigilantly for a chance to enter Chinese IM market in future.
So we have to keep attention as ever.
Source => Eguan