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Tencent Renames WeChat Work App To WeCom Before Restriction Imposed By President Trump
Tencent Renames WeChat Work App To WeCom Before Restriction Imposed By President Trump

Tencent, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), licenced WeCom 's trademark on Aug. 19.


In relation to its advising application, WeChat, Tencent has changed the name of his Joint Application from WeChat Work Office to WeCom as a planned choice.

Tencent, enrolled the WeCom brand name on August 19, as per the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Two Tencent sources said WeCom was not subject to a ban on exchanges in the US from 20 September related to WeChat, one of the progression of US estimates taking action against Chinese tech firms and applications that Washington says are dangers to public security.

Tencent declined to remark.

WeChat is an across the board versatile application that joins informing, online media, installment capacities, and different administrations. Its purported super application is everything except fundamental for day by day life in China and flaunts in excess of a billion clients.

In the United States, WeChat is broadly utilized by Chinese ex-pats and others to speak with companions and partners in China. It has a normal of 19 million every day dynamic clients in the United States, as indicated by examination firm Apptopia.

In the wake of downloading WeCom, clients would now be able to interface their WeChat record to it and include their WeChat contacts, a Reuters test appeared. WeCom clients would then be able to message, make visit gatherings, and even get virtual cash from WeChat companions without their WeChat contacts downloading WeCom.

There was no evidence that Tencent has progressed WeCom successfully in the USA. There has likewise been no flood in downloads of WeCom as of late, as per Sensor Tower.

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US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is set to deliver guidelines by Sunday explaining which WeChat exchanges will be restricted under President Donald Trump's leader request.

On Thursday, the US Justice Department said Ross didn't plan to target people or gatherings who just download or use WeChat to pass on close to home or business data.

Tencent staff in the United States have truly utilized WeChat Work to speak with the organization's central command in Shenzhen. Tencent has at any rate 250 US-based workers.

Trump's August 6 declaration of the prohibition on exchanges identified with WeChat caused a spike in downloads of WeChat and option applications by US occupants. A gathering of WeChat clients has likewise sued to impede the boycott.

The WeCom portable application has been picking up fame in China, where downloads in the initial segment of September rose 74 percent from around 690,000 during the initial 16 days of August. Downloads were 158 percent higher than a similar period a year back.

However, the application has increased little footing in the United States. New US introduces so far in September remain at around 3,000, unaltered from a similar period in August and up from 1,000 during the initial segment of September a year ago.

Nina Wei, a Chinese business visionary in Seattle, said she utilized WeCom generally to interface with business contacts in China yet hadn't utilized it much as of late as various activities had self-destructed in the midst of weakening Sino-US relations.

No proof was found that Tencent successfully advanced WeCom in the USA.

"When I plan to keep my work life and secret living separate, I've not related my WeCom to my WeChat yet."
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