WeChat now is more downloaded than Skype and Instagram, moving it into the top 5 most downloaded apps globally. In the past few months, WeChat has boomed to hit 70 million users outside of China, in addition to its 300+ million within the country.

The China-made smartphone app WeChat is now the fifth-most-used program in the world, according to new rankings published by GlobalWebIndex. WeChat is apparently installed on some 27% of the world's smartphones, which makes it more popular than western favorites Skype (22%), Twitter (22%), and Instagram (11%).

The China-made smartphone app WeChat is now the fifth-most-used program in the world, according to new rankings published by GlobalWebIndex. WeChat is apparently installed on some 27% of the world’s smartphones, which makes it more popular than western favorites Skype (22%), Twitter (22%), and Instagram (11%).

Read more at the Shanghaiist here or about the study here.

*Update: Not only is WeChat in the top 5 most globally downloaded Apps, they now have soccer celebrity Lionel Messi as their spokesperson- read more from Ad Age about the campaign here.

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