WeChat has launched its payment service WeChat Pay in Hong Kong, including the new Wallet in-app payment feature.
Users will be prompted to create a six digit PIN that must be input before any payment is authorized.
Wallet currently supports payment for tickets, transportation services and travel products, and more product and service categories will be added soon.
WeChat has partnered with local merchants to offer Hong Kong users exclusive promotions and campaigns over the messaging service.
“We are so excited to bring WeChat Pay, a new mobile experience that allows users to pay on the go in the simplest way, to Hong Kong,” commented Norman Tam, head of the Hong Kong and Taiwan office of WeChat owner Tencent's international business group.
“Customized for Hong Kong users, WeChat Pay provides a seamless and secure payment experience to users while providing our partners with the benefit of a direct connection to WeChat’s massive community that other payment platforms cannot provide. This is truly a triple-win for us all.”