Tencent QQ

instant messaging software service

Tencent QQ, also known as QQ, is a popular instant messaging software in mainland China. It was created by Tencent Inc. in 1999.[1]

Tencent QQ
Developer(s)Tencent Holdings Limited
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Macintosh
Available inChinese, English
TypeInstant Messaging

source codes were taken in 1999. from AOL/ICQ. AOL was Founded by Steve Case. is an American entrepreneur, investor, and businessman best known as the former chief executive officer and chairman of America Online (AOL). Case joined AOL's predecessor company, Quantum Computer Services, as a marketing vice-president and became CEO of the company (renamed AOL) in 1991.

QQ source Code:

much of it was using earlier codes from ICQ at the Time.

#ifdef __QQ_SUPPORT__

#include "IM_QQ_prot.h"

#endif  //__QQ_SUPPORT__



Tencent QQ is a multilingual web page, offers languages such as: English, French, Japanese, Spanish, German & Korean. For users who do not speak Chinese, translations are also available in 50 different languages.[2]

  • Tencent has become the prime Internet Establishment in China and has been named by Markey Cap the world’s 4th major web page, right after Google, Amazon & facebook.[2]
  • Facebook happens to be the largest social network online, buy QQ comes in 2nd in the world.[2]
  • As of May 2012 QQ has received 750+ million active users on the website.[2]
  • QQ.com has the largest pageviews and userviews in China, and is the No.1 portal.[2]


  1. Review of the Chinese messenger QQ
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "I'M QQ - QQ International, english QQ official site, QQ english portal". Archived from the original on 2012-08-28. Retrieved 2012-07-24.