HumanIPO reported earlier today on the recent launch and unique features.
Speaking to HumanIPO, WeChat’s South African consultant Brett Loubser said: “I believe prospects for success in South Africa are excellent.”
The mobile social service will compete against South African Mxit, American WhatsApp and the BlackBerry chat feature BlackBerry Messenger (BBM).
Whereas BBM users will not have access to WeChat due to the lack of BlackBerry support, Android, iOS and Windows Phone owners can download it for free.
Loubser added: “In terms of prospects for the market, I do believe WeChat offers a really great user experience with some unique features that will be really well received in our local market.
“Group chatting is popular in South Africa, and WeChat supports large groups, as well as some fun new features like animated emoticons and voice chat.”
Loubser declined to share any details on achievement goals at present.