In 2002, 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 and Sina UC.

Tencent QQ, also known as QQ, is an instant messaging software service developed by the Chinese company Tencent Holdings Limited.

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Tencent currently offers a premium membership scheme, where premium members enjoy features such as QQ mobile, ringtone downloads, and SMS sending/receiving.

In addition, Tencent offers "Diamond" level memberships.

In 2006, Tencent filed a copyright lawsuit against Chen Shoufu (aka Soft), the author of Coral QQ, after his distribution of a modified Tencent QQ was ruled illegal.

Chen then published his modification as a separate add-on.

In 2009, QQ began to expand its services internationally with its QQ International client for Windows distributed through a dedicated English-language portal.

QQ International offers non-Mandarin speakers the opportunity to use most of the features of its Chinese counterpart to get in touch with other QQ users via chat, Vo IP, and video calls, and it provides a non-Mandarin interface to access Qzone, Tencent's social network.The logo of the software is a small penguin wearing a red scarf.As of April 2014, over 200 million simultaneous online QQ users were recorded.30-Day Money Back Guarantee If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied, just let us know within 30 days of purchase and get a full refund. Free Support You get free support for the duration of your subscription.Go here to learn more about Mc Afee's support tools; including online and phone support.In response to competition with other instant messengers, such as Windows Live Messenger, Tencent released Tencent Messenger, which is aimed at businesses.