Tencents WeChat suspends new user registration in China to comply with relevant laws and regulations

Tencents WeChat said on Tuesday it is temporarily suspending registration of new users in China as it works to comply with relevant laws and regulations, the latest Chinese firm to face regulatory scrutiny in the worlds largest internet market.
In a social media post, Tencent said it is upgrading its security technology to align with all relevant laws and regulations and while this process in underway registration of new Weixin (WeChats Chinese app) personal and official accounts has been temporarily suspended.
Registration services will be restored after the upgrade is complete, which is expected in early August, said WeChat, which has amassed over 1.2 billion monthly active users in China as of earlier this year.
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