Tencent QQ , likewise known as QQ, is an instant messaging software service developed by the Chinese tech giant Tencent. QQ likewise offers benefits that provide online social games, music, shopping, microblogging, films, and group and voice chat software. The logo of the software is a penguin wearing a red scarf. It is the world’s seventh most visited site, agreeing to Alexa. Tencent QQ , likewise known as QQ, is an instant messaging software service developed by the Chinese tech giant Tencent. QQ likewise offers benefits that provide online social games, music, shopping, microblogging, films, and group and voice chat software. The logo of the software is a penguin wearing a red scarf. It is the world’s seventh most visited site, agreeing to Alexa.


As of April 2014, more than 200 million synchronous online QQ clients were recorded. At the finish of June 2016, there were 899 million dynamic QQ accounts.

Stable releases

QQ 9.0.3 May 10, 2018 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
QQ Mac (Native/International) 6.4.0 April 26, 2018 macOS
QQ International 2.11 January 22, 2014 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
QQ for Android 7.6.0 May 4, 2018 Android phones
QQ International for Android 5.1.2 December 26, 2016 Android phones
QQ 7.5.8 April 12, 2018 iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch)
QQ HD 7.2.1 May 4, 2018 iOS (iPad)
QQ Windows Phone 5.4 May 3, 2017 WP10


Tencent QQ was first discharged in China in February 1999 under the name of OICQ (“Open ICQ”, a reference to the early IM service ICQ).
After the danger of a trademark infringement lawsuit by the AOL-possessed ICQ, the item’s name was changed to QQ (with “Q” and “QQ” used to suggest “cute”). The programming acquired existing capacities from ICQ, and extra highlights, for example, programming skins, individuals’ pictures, and emoticons. QQ was first discharged as an “organize paging” ongoing correspondences benefit. Different highlights were later included, such as chatrooms, games, personal avatars (similar to “Meego” in MSN), online stockpiling, and Internet dating services.


The official customer runs on Microsoft Windows and a beta open variant was propelled for Mac OS X version 10.4.9 or newer. Formerly, two web renditions, WebQQ (full form) and WebQQ Mini (Lite adaptation), which made use of Ajax, were available. Development, support, and accessibility of WebQQ Mini, be that as it may, has since been ended. On 31 July 2008, Tencent discharged an official customer for Linux,[ but this has not been made good with the Windows adaptation and it isn’t fit of voice visit.
In light of rivalry with other moment delegates, such as Windows Live Messenger, Tencent discharged Tencent Messenger, which is gone for organizations.
Tencent QQ holds the Guinness World Record for the most astounding number of concurrent online clients on a texting program with 210,212,085 clients online on July 3, 2014.


In 2002, Tencent ceased its free participation enlistment, requiring every single new part to pay an expense. In 2003, be that as it may, this choice was turned around because of weight from other texting administrations such as Windows Live Messenger and Sina UC. Tencent right now offers a superior enrollment plot, where premium individuals appreciate highlights, for example, QQ versatile, ringtone downloads, and SMS sending/getting. Furthermore, Tencent offers “Jewel” level enrollments. At present, there are seven precious stone plans accessible:
Red for the QQ Show benefit which includes some shallow capacities, for example, having a hued account name.


Yellow to get additional capacity and enrichments in Qzone—a blog benefit.
Blue to acquire uncommon capacities in the amusement plays of QQ diversions.
Purple for acquiring uncommon capacities in recreations including QQ Speed, QQ Nana, and QQ Tang
Pink for having diverse lifts in the pet-raising amusement called QQ Pet.
Green for utilizing QQ music—an administration for clients to stream music on the web.
VIP for having additional highlights in the talk customer, for example, evacuating commercials
Dark for picking up advantages identified with DNF (Dungeon and Fighter), a multiplayer PC beat them up computer game.

QQ Coin

QQ International[edit]The QQ Coin is a virtual currency used by QQ clients to “buy” QQ related things for their avatar and blog. Q Coins are acquired either by buy (one coin for one RMB) or by utilizing the cell phone benefit. Because of the prevalence of QQ among youngsters in China, QQ Coins are bit by bit getting to be acknowledged by online sellers in return for “genuine” stock, for example, little gifts. This has raised worries of supplanting (and in this manner “blowing up”) genuine cash in these exchanges. The People’s Bank of China, China’s national bank, says it is exploring the likelihood of taking action against Q Coins because of individuals utilizing Q Coins in return for genuine world goods. Tencent claims the QQ Coin is an insignificant standard ware, and is, in this manner, not a money.


In 2009, QQ started to grow its administrations universally with its QQ International customer for Windows dispersed through a devoted English-dialect entry.
QQ International offers non-Mandarin speakers the chance to utilize the majority of the highlights of its Chinese partner to connect with other QQ clients through talk, VoIP, and video calls, and it gives a non-Mandarin interface to access Qzone, Tencent’s informal community. The customer underpins English, French, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese and Traditional Chinese.
One of the fundamental highlights of QQ International is the discretionary and automatic machine translation in all visits.


An Android form of QQ International was discharged on September 2013. The customer’s interface is in English, French, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese and Traditional Chinese. Notwithstanding content informing, clients can send each other pictures, recordings, and sound media messages. In addition, clients can share media content with all contacts through the client’s Qzone interface.
The live interpretation highlight is accessible for every single approaching message and backings up to 18 dialects.


QQ International for iPhone and iOS gadgets was discharged toward the finish of 2013, fully proportionate to its Android partner.
In India, Tencent has joined forces with ibibo to bring administrations, for example, talk, mail and diversion to the creating Indian web circle.
In Vietnam, Tencent has struck an arrangement with VinaGame to bring the QQ Casual Gaming entry just as the QQ Messenger as an expansion to the officially flourishing Vietnamese gaming networks.
In the United States, Tencent has collaborated with AOL to bring QQ Games as a contender in the US social gaming market. Propelled in 2007, QQ Games came packaged with the AIM installer, and rivaled AOL’s own games.com to give a gaming knowledge to the AIM client base.

Web QQ

Tencent propelled its online QQ formally on 15 September 2009, the most recent variant of which being 3.0. Instead of exclusively an online IM, WebQQ 3.0 capacities increasingly like its very own working framework, with a work area in which web applications can be included.
Informal community site
In 2009, Tencent propelled Xiaoyou (‘classmate’), its first informal community site. In mid-2010, Tencent altered course and supplanted Xiaoyou with Pengyou(‘friends’), endeavoring to set up an increasingly across the board organize, to which surviving QQ clients could be effortlessly diverted, subsequently giving Pengyou a noteworthy favorable position over its competitors. Tencent’s social network Qzone is connected to in the International and local variants of QQ.
Open source and cross-stage customers


Using reverse building, open source communities have come to comprehend the QQ protocol better and have endeavored to actualize customer center libraries good with more easy to understand customers, free of ads. The greater part of these customers are cross-stage, so they are usable on working frameworks which the official customer does not bolster. Be that as it may, these usage had just a subset of elements of the official customer and consequently were constrained in highlights. Moreover, QQ’s parent organization, Tencent, has over progressive variants altered the QQ convention to the degree that it can never again be upheld by most, and maybe any, of the outsider executions that were fruitful before (some of which are recorded underneath). Starting at 2009, none of the engineers of outsider customers have broadcasted any plans to reestablish QQ bolster.
Pidgin, an open source cross-platform multiprotocol customer, with third-party plugin
Adium, an open source OS X customer, with third-party plugin built over libqq-pidgin
Kopete, an open source multiprotocol client designed for KDE
Note: Kopete, old adaptations of Pidgin, and whatever other customer whose QQ bolster depended on libpurple never again underpins QQ as of May 2011
Miranda IM, an open source multiprotocol customer, structured for Microsoft Windows, with MirandaQQ2 plugin.


Tencent has exploited the prevalence of the QQ mark and has set up numerous Q-Gen stores moving QQ marked stock, for example, sacks, watches, attire just as toy penguins.
Related attributes
The records of QQ are simply a mix of numbers. The record numbers accommodated the enrolled clients are chosen haphazardly by the framework client enlistment. In 1995, the enrolled QQ accounts had just 5 digits, while as of now, the computerized numbers utilized for QQ accounts has achieved 12. The first QQ number is held by Ma Huateng and his record number is 10001.
The enrollment of a QQ account regularly goes on for a month. At the point when this participation is late and has not been reestablished, the said record will be deactivated.
In connection to figuring “QQ Age”, being signed in for 2 entire hours would be considered as one entire day. Along these lines, being signed in to QQ for around 700 hours would make the age increment by 1 year. In the 2012 variant of QQ, clients can see the age on the individual data page.
In 2004, Tencent propelled QQ progressive system which demonstrates the dimension of an enlisted part. At the plain starting, this chain of importance was exclusively founded on the hours a part spent in QQ. Thus, the more drawn out the part stayed, the more elevated amount he can point. These outcomes, be that as it may, were reprimanded as individuals will in general waste electrical vitality because of longer long stretches of remain on the site. Along these lines, Tencent changed the premise from a hour unit to a day by day unit because of the inclusion of a few divisions.
Debates and reactions
Coral QQ
Debate with Qihoo 360Coral QQ, a change of Tencent QQ, is another extra for the product, giving free access to a portion of the administrations and hindering Tencent’s commercials. In 2006, Tencent documented a copyright claim against Chen Shoufu (otherwise known as Soft), the creator of Coral QQ, after his appropriation of an adjusted Tencent QQ was ruled unlawful. Chen at that point distributed his alteration as a different extra. On 16 August 2007, Chen was kept again for purportedly making benefits off of his promotion blocking include on. His case is pending at Shenzhen Nanshan district court.
Fundamental article: 360 v. Tencent
In 2010, Chinese enemy of infection company, Qihoo 360, investigated the QQ convention and blamed QQ for consequently filtering clients’ PCs and transferring their own data to QQ’s servers without the clients’ assent. Accordingly, Tencent called 360 a malware and precluded clients from securing introducing 360 access to a portion of the QQ’s administrations. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information reprimanded the two organizations for “inappropriate challenge” and requested them to go to an agreement.
Government observation
A few spectators have scrutinized QQ’s consistence in the Chinese government’s Internet reconnaissance and censorship. A 2013 report by Reporters Without Bordersspecifically referenced QQ as enabling experts to screen online discussions for catchphrases or expressions and track members by their client number.

Adware debate

The Chinese form of QQ makes utilization of installed ads. More seasoned forms of the customer have been marked as malicious adware by some antivirus and hostile to spyware merchants.
Both the Chinese and International variants of QQ had been tried.
On March 6, 2015, QQ scored 2 out of 7 points on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s safe informing scorecard. It got focuses for having interchanges encoded in travel and for having an ongoing autonomous security review. It lost focuses on the grounds that interchanges are not end-to-end encoded, clients can’t check contacts’ characters, past messages are not anchor if the encryption keys are stolen (for example the administration does not provide forward mystery), the code isn’t available to autonomous survey (for example the code is not open-source), and the security configuration isn’t legitimately recorded.