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Tencent unveils a Siri-like digital assistant for WeChat – What is new?

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Tencent will soon introduce a Siri-like digital assistant for WeChat, helping the messaging service’s billion-plus users with simple tasks such as playing music and hailing a ride. Dubbed “Xiaowei,” the assistant will link to a plethora of Tencent’s own services such as QQ Music. But it also hooks up with lite-apps run by third parties that provide on-demand services from food delivery to ride-hailing, Tencent sells smart speakers but this will be the first time it’s integrating its digital assistant into WeChat – by far China’s most popular social media platform.

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