WeChat will give its near one billion members quick access to a suite of medical services including online doctor appointment scheduling and an pharmacy

Chinese mobile messaging giant WeChat is teaming up with its parent's Tencent Health platform, granting members quick access to various online medical services. With this health health module added to the app's wallet function, WeChat customers will have access to services like online appointment scheduling, doctor consultation, online pharmacy service and more.

The WeChat app is incredibly popular, with daily active users exceeding 1 billion, and adding an additional module to its Wallet is intended to diversify the services available to its many members. The move also highlights the company's shift to what's called “industrial internet,” where Tencent would use its technology to integrate with travel, education and medicine industries.

In addition, Tencent says it is also exploring ways to help public health establishments to implement internet medical services. For instance, the company is considering connecting hospitals to its online portal, helping to combat overarching difficulties in healthcare access for consumers in China.

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Chinese mobile messaging giant WeChat is teaming up with its parent's Tencent Health platform, granting members quick access to various online medical services. With this health health module added to the app's wallet function, WeChat customers will have access to services like online appointment scheduling, doctor consultation, online pharmacy service and more.

The WeChat app is incredibly popular, with daily active users exceeding 1 billion, and adding an additional module to its Wallet is intended to diversify the services available to its many members. The move also highlights the company's shift to what's called “industrial internet,” where Tencent would use its technology to integrate with travel, education and medicine industries.