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WeChat's tipping button to return after Apple deal


In September, Apple had modified its app store rule to exempt personal cash gifts from being counted as in-app purchases, of which Apple takes a 30% cut.


HONG KONG: China’s largest social media platform Wechat plans to resurrect its “tipping” feature used to send cash to content creators, after removing it from Apple’s iOS devices last year over an app-store rules dispute with the US firm.


Tencent Holdings’ WeChat has reached an understanding with Apple regarding this “feature with Chinese characteristics”, Allen Zhang, the creator and president of WeChat, said at the annual WeChat developers conference in Guangzhou on Monday.


The new tipping button would be tweaked so that payments go to individual authors, instead of the WeChat public account holders, Zhang added, without giving any further details on when exactly the feature would be reintroduced on iOS.


In September, Apple had modified its app store rule to exempt personal cash gifts from being counted as in-app purchases, of which Apple takes a 30% cut.




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