What are the Chinese social networks that succeed around the world?

If we talk about the most popular social networks surely everyone remembers names as Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. However, there are several Chinese social networks that are gaining more and more weight around the world. Do you want to know which Chinese social networks are successful? We will tell you below!


Social media in China, these are the ones that cross borders

There are many, increasingly, Chinese social networks, as users continue to demand the content offered in them, however, there are only a few that succeed in China and also around the world and they are the following:

1 TikTok, Chinese short video social network

This social network is known as the Chinese Short Video App. What happens is that the more popularity it reaches outside, the faster we forget where it was created. Also called Douyin in China, it is an application that allows users to create, share and view short (3–15 second) music videos. Longer videos can also be created from 30 to 60 seconds.

2 QQ/Qzone, instant messaging

Qzone (QQ), with its iconic penguin, is one of the most popular Chinese social networks for internet users. It is an instant messaging platform that adds more and more active users every day. Anyone who registers on it will be able to send and receive messages just as they would on other platforms such as Facebook, Messenger or WhatsApp.

QQ has an international version that works in English and also allows translation into other languages.

3 Baidu Tieba, the space for forums

Baidu is the most popular search engine in China and Baidu Tieba is the most used social network as a meeting place to exchange opinions. There are thousands of discussion forums for everyone to immerse themselves in the one that interests them most: movies, books, comics, electronics…

4 Sina Weibo, China’s microblogging

In China there is no Twitter but there is Sina Weibo which comes to be very similar. It is another of the most popular Chinese social networks. In it, the user will be able to share small texts limited in characters with followers and not followers. The platform offers the option to create anonymous accounts.

5 Douban, the age of chat

It was released in 2005 and is now one of the most popular in the world. Its appearance is similar to the chats and forums on Spotify, Pinterest or Twitter. In it, internet users share content, opinions and also ideas on those interesting topics related to movies, music, events and activities in cities. On the other hand, registered users have the option to record information and share it.


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