WeChat usage in Asia has shown strong growth since last year. According to a survey by Global Web Index, WeChat’s growth levels have reached 300% in South Korea, and 150% in the Philippines. Chief Research Officer at GlobalWebIndex, Jason Mander, said that he was impressed “but not surprised”, due to the versatility of the service. It is also showing strong growth in Australia where usage increased by 284% since last year, making it the fastest growing messaging app in the country. Vice President of International Business at Tencent, Poshu Yeung, said that “WeChat provides a safe, interactive and seamless experience”, as it looks to bring together features such as messaging, gaming and media content.