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Janrain Adds WeChat to Its Growing List of Identity Providers

China’s Wildly Popular Social Media Platform Gives Brands Access to Highly Coveted, Untapped Demographic

PORTLAND, OR (September 27, 2016) – Janrain ®, the leading Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) solutions provider, today announced it has added WeChat to its growing list of identity providers. With more than 800 million Chinese users, many of them millennials, it is the fifth largest social network in the world.

More than a messaging app, WeChat serves as a hub for all kinds of internet activity, including free video calls, instant group chats, scheduling rides, buying movie tickets and making peer-to-peer payments. By offering WeChat as a Social Login option, brands worldwide can access a very large and difficult to reach demographic while giving password-weary consumers an easier way to register and login to their sites and apps.

“Passwords and traditional registrations are starting to be things of the past,” said Jim Kaskade, Janrain CEO. “Brands that don’t provide social login options are not only discouraging new users from signing up, they’re missing out on valuable user data that allows them to market to their customers in a highly personalized fashion.”

Developed by Chinese investment holding company Tencent, WeChat joins dozens of other Janrain identity providers, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Salesforce. Users who authenticate with WeChat can easily log in from any device and in turn, grant brands access to their profile data, which includes display name, address, gender, language and profile photo.

“With WeChat, we’re not only giving brands another great login option, we’re providing access to an enormous community of app-hungry millennials who are accustomed to relying on the web for all sorts of services,” Kaskade added.

To learn more about working with Janrain and adding WeChat as a social login, please visit our blog.

About Janrain

The Janrain Customer Identity and Access Management platform helps brands build a unified view of their customers across all devices by collecting accurate customer profile data to power personalized marketing. The proprietary platform encompasses social login, registration, customer profile data storage, customer segments, customer insights, single sign-on, and engagement. Janrain powers customer identity management for brands like Pfizer, Samsung, Whole Foods, Fox News, Philips, Marvel, and Dr Pepper. Founded in 2002, Janrain is based in Portland, Oregon, with offices in London, Paris, and the Silicon Valley in California. For more information, please visit and follow @janrain.