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Google launches game on Tencent's WeChat

Zhu Shenshen
Google's Caihua Xiaoge mini game is available on the country's top social media app, WeChat.
Zhu Shenshen

Google Inc yesterday launched a mini game on WeChat, China’s most popular social media application with more than 1 billion users.

It’s the first mini game offered by Google in China’s mainland, where most Google services such as Gmail, Google maps and Google search are not available.

The game Caihua Xiaoge, so far has only a Chinese version. In the game, players are given a limited amount of time to draw an item and the goal is to get Google’s AI software identify the drawing. The results and sketches can be shared on WeChat.

It combines gaming company Zynga’s popular “Draw Something” functions, Google’s artificial intelligence technology and WeChat’s social network.

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