Billing Overview

Last updated: 2020-05-15 14:11:51

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Billing Method

Instant Messaging (IM) is pay-as-you-go on a monthly billing cycle.

  • Fees are billed by calendar month. Fees incurred within a calendar month will be deducted on the 1st to 3rd day of the next month.

Basic Services

We offer three different IM plans, the Trial Edition, Pro Edition, and Flagship Edition. Applications will be assigned the free Trial Edition by default. You can select the plan that best suit your business needs.
The following table compares the features of the different editions:

Feature Trial Edition Pro Edition Flagship Edition
Global coverage Supported Supported Supported
Maximum users 100 Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum friends for a single user 20 3,000 3,000
Maximum groups a single user can join 50 500 1,000
Maximum members in a group (private group, public group, or chat room) 20 200 Private group: 200
Pubic group and chat room: 2,000
Maximum number of audio-video chat rooms that can be created 10 50 Unlimited
Maximum net increase in group quantity per day 10,000 10,000 10,000
Free retention period of historical messages 7 days 7 days 30 days
Quota of free daily active users (DAU) 100/month 10,000/month 10,000/month
Free peak group count 100,000/month 100,000/month 100,000/month
  • Maximum number of audio-video chat rooms that can be created: indicates the total number of audio-video chat rooms that can be created by all users in a single SDKAppID. Audio-video chat rooms support only text, image, short audio, and custom messages. Services such as Live Video Broadcasting and Tencent Real-Time Communication need to be activated separately.
  • Maximum net increase in group quantity per day: indicates the net total number of groups (of all types) that can be created by all users in a single SDKAppID in a calendar day. The maximum net increase in group quantity per day is 10,000, in which up to 5 online broadcasting chat rooms can be created. If you have reached the group creation threshold of the day but need to create more groups, you can delete the groups that are no longer needed and create new groups. For more information, see the Group System.
  • DAU: indicates the number of unique users that log in to IM on a given day. A user that logs in repeatedly on the same day only counts as one DAU.
  • Peak group count: indicates the total number of groups created and joined by all users under a single app (SDKAppID). Charges are billed according to the peak value in a calendar month.

Value-added Services

Each value-added service has its own billing method. Value-added services are available only for Pro Edition and Flagship Edition.

Service Description
Upgrading to unlimited number of audio-video chat rooms Applies to all users in a single SDKAppID.
Increasing the maximum number of members in a single group Applies to all groups in a single SDKAppID. Different group types have different member limits. For more information, see Group Features.
Increasing the maximum number of groups a single user can join Applies to all users in a single SDKAppID.
Extending the retention period of historical messages Applies to a single SDKAppID.
While text, image, short audio, short video, and custom messages are supported by this service, different SDK versions allow you to extend the retention period for different message types. For more information, see Message Storage. You can extend the retention period to up to 360 days in the console.
Content filtering Applies to a single SDKAppID.
Custom word libraries in both Chinese and English are supported. Other languages are currently not supported. The number of filtering attempts is not limited.
Bandwidth of on-screen comments in audio-video chat rooms Applies to all audio-video chat rooms in a single SDKAppID.