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TENCENT QQ, also known as QQ, is an instant messaging software service developed by the Chinese company Tencent Holdings Limited . QQ also offers services that provide online social games , music , shopping , microblogging , movies, and group and voice chat . The software uses a logo of a small penguin wearing a red scarf.

As of April 2014, over 200 million simultaneous online QQ users were recorded. At the end of June 2016, there were 899 million active QQ accounts .

CONTENTS

* 1 Stable releases

* 2 History

* 2.1 Membership

* 3 Q Coin * 4 Modifications

* 5 QQ International

* 5.1 Windows * 5.2 Android * 5.3 iOS * 5.4 Partnerships

* 6 Web QQ

* 6.1 Social network website

* 7 Open source and cross-platform clients * 8 Merchandise * 9 Related characteristics

* 10 Controversies and criticisms

* 10.1 Dispute with Qihoo 360 * 10.2 Government surveillance * 10.3 Adware controversy

* 11 Security * 12 See also * 13 References * 14 External links

STABLE RELEASES

QQ 8.9 February 8, 2017 (2017-02-08) Windows XP
Windows XP
, Vista , 7 , 8 , 8.1 , 10

QQ Mac (Native/International) 5.4.1 January 19, 2017 (2017-01-19) macOS

QQ International 2.11 January 22, 2014 (2014-01-22) Windows XP
Windows XP
, Vista , 7 , 8 , 8.1

QQ for Android 6.6.9 January 17, 2017 (2017-01-17) Android phones

QQ International for Android 5.1.2 December 26, 2016 (2016-12-26) Android phones

QQ 6.6.9 January 20, 2017 (2017-01-20) iOS (iPhone , iPod Touch )

QQ HD 6.5.0 January 26, 2017 (2017-01-26) iOS (iPad )

QQ Windows Phone 5.3 November 2, 2016 (2016-11-02) WP10

HISTORY

Tencent
Tencent
QQ was first released in China in February 1999 under the name of O ICQ
ICQ
("Open ICQ", a reference to the early IM service ICQ
ICQ
).

After the threat of a trademark infringement lawsuit by the AOL -owned ICQ, the product's name was changed to QQ (with "Q" and "QQ" used to stand for the word "cute"). The software inherited existing functions from ICQ
ICQ
with additional features such as software skins, people's images, and motions. QQ was first released as a "network paging " real-time communications service. Other mainly free features were later added, such as chatrooms , games, personal avatars (similar to "Meego" in MSN), online storage , and Internet dating services.

The official client runs on Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows
and a beta public version was launched for Mac OS X
OS X
version 10.4.9 or newer. Formerly, two web versions, WebQQ (full version) and WebQQ Mini (Lite version), which made use of Ajax , were available. Development, support, and availability of WebQQ Mini, however, have since been discontinued. On 31 July 2008, Tencent
Tencent
released an official client for Linux, but this has not since been kept in step with the Windows version and it is not capable of voice chat .

In response to competition with Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger
, Tencent released Tencent
Tencent
Messenger, which is for business people. It also provides, in limited form, features that are only available to premium members in normal QQ. A beta version of QQ is currently available for Symbian
Symbian
S60 3rd Edition.

Tencent
Tencent
QQ holds the Guinness World Record for the highest number of simultaneous online users on an instant messaging program with 210,212,085 users online on July 3, 2014.

Tencent's QQ Group also manages numerous other software applications, such as the Qzone
Qzone
social network, QQ Mail, QQ Music, QQ Pinyin input method , QQ Computer Management, QQ Browser, QQ Dictionary, and Tencent
Tencent
Video.

MEMBERSHIP

In 2002, Tencent
Tencent
stopped its free membership registration, requiring all new members to pay a fee. In 2003, however, this decision was reversed due to pressure from other instant messaging services such as Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger
and Sina UC . Tencent
Tencent
currently offers a premium membership scheme, which offers features such as QQ mobile, ringtone downloads, and SMS sending/receiving. In addition, Tencent offers "Diamond" level memberships. Currently, there are seven diamond schemes available:

* Red for the QQ Show service which features some superficial abilities such as having a colored account name . * Yellow to obtain extra storage and decorations in Qzone
Qzone
—a blog service. * Blue to obtain special abilities in the game-plays of QQ games. * Purple for obtaining special abilities in games including QQ Speed, QQ Nana, and QQ Tang * Pink for having different boosts in the pet-raising game called QQ Pet. * Green for using QQ music—a service for users to stream music online. * VIP for having extra features in the chat client such as removing advertisements * Black for gaining benefits related to DNF (Dungeon -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

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Alexa Internet
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Wayback Machine
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Tencent
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Baidu
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Tencent
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EXTERNAL LINKS

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