Tencent exec expects WeChat Pay in every shop in China within 2 yrs

HONG KONG, April 21 (Reuters) - An executive at Tencent

Holdings Ltd, China's biggest social media and online

entertainment company, said on Friday he expects its mobile

messaging app WeChat to provide electronic payment services in

every Chinese shop within two years.

Tencent Vice-President Zhang Ying, who is also General

Manager of WeChat Pay, made the comments at an industry

conference in Hong Kong.

WeChat has more than 889 million monthly active users,

according to Tencent's annual report.

(Reporting By Sijia Jiang; Writing by Anne Marie Roantree;

Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)