Wechat Installation Package Has Grown 575 Times Its Original Size In 11 Years
In the initial 1.0 version of Wechat released in January 2011, the volume of the Android APK installation package was only 457KB, no bigger than a photo file. The initial version after decompression only had 199 files, and had the core function of messaging. In the 8.0.24 version released in June 2022, the volume of the Android APK installation package expanded to 257MB, containing 12,639 files after decompression. The current installation package is bigger than many PC programs, growing 575 times its original size.