Many users of Zalo have threatened they will leave the app if it limits some features and begins selling a paid version.
People under the age of 26 in Vietnam spend more than seven hours a day on mobile apps such as Facebook, Youtube, Zalo, Tik Tok, Facebook Messenger and Shopee, among others.
As the world is curbing the influence of tech giants, this presents an opportunity for Vietnamese social networks to create a foothold by finding their own directions.
In 2020, Vietnamese spent 25% of their time on smartphones surfing Facebook and 12% of their time watching YouTube.
Governments around the world are trying to restrain the power of technology giants, which presents a great opportunity for Vietnam’s social networks to establish their foothold with their own characteristics.
Many Zalo users are sharing posts regarding their claims about the right to use personal data. They do not want Zalo to collect and use personal images and data when they use this social network.
The Market Watch General Department has called on localities to inspect and strictly handle firework sales online on social networks ahead of the Lunar New Year Festival.
Since the beginning of 2019, there have been three social networks established in Vietnam.
Many users of Vietnam’s social network Gapo, which began operating on July 23, have complained that they could not log into their accounts, or their connections were interrupted.