“It’s time to seriously consider developing a VR version of WeChat,” Tencent CEO Pony Ma said at the Wuzhen World Internet Conference.

Ma cited greater internet speed thanks to 5G, and more VR headsets that’ll possibly be released next year.

Download speeds at China Telecom’s 5G test site at the conference reached 17 Gb per second, Ma said, quoting China Telecom’s chairman.

But it’s probably not coming anytime soon.

A Tencent executive denied Chinese media reports that said a VR version of WeChat might be launched next year.

But judging by previous examples like Facebook’s Spaces, users should be able to do a bunch of virtual stuff with their friends, interacting with each others’ avatars in vague ways.

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