(Yicai Global) Nov. 10 -- WeChat, Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s [HK:0700] social media app, had 902 million average daily users in September, marking a rise of 17 percent annually, Securities Times reported, citing a report the WeChat team unveiled at the 2017 Tencent Global Partners Conference.
Some 50 million of the users were aged 55 to 70. WeChat users sent 38 billion text messages and 6.1 billion voice messages and made 205 million calls per day in September, representing annual increases of 25 percent, 26 percent and 106 percent, respectively.
They made an average of 19 calls, lasting 139 minutes, during the month and posted 68 million videos a day.
WeRun, a fitness-promoting WeChat official account, had 115 million daily active users, up 177 percent annually.
The platform for official accounts had 3.5 million monthly active accounts, marking a 14-percent jump. Its monthly active followers rose 19 percent to 797 million. WeChat users were most interested in Mini Apps for travel, e-commerce, life services and information technology.
The number of online and offline WeChat Pay transactions increased 23 percent and 280 percent, respectively, over the previous year.