In celebration of the final day of China’s extended National Day holiday, the WeChat team presents our “WeChat National Day Holiday Data Report”: Which cities had the most people traveling abroad? What were the most popular destinations abroad for tourists this year?
China’s National Day extended holiday has become the most popular period for Chinese tourists to travel each year, and in recent years there has been tremendous growth in the travel industry and in travel to regions and countries abroad.
Summer is here! It’s the perfect time to meet new friends and make sure you stay connected, even during your world travels.
Within a chat conversation, tap the Avatar icon on the upper right-hand corner
Select your contact adding method: “Friend Radar,” “Join Private Group,” or “Scan QR Code”
Friend Radar Meeting a lot of cool new people, but don’t have time to add all of them? Friend Radar lets you quickly add friends within your vicinity. It saves you time and skips the one-by-one adding!
As the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to get active with the help of our fitness Official Account, WeRun.
By enabling WeRun, you can track your daily step count and see how close you are to reaching your fitness goals. If friendly competition helps motivate you, you can see how you stack up with friends who also follow the Official Account on your personalized leaderboard.
Did you know you can edit images within WeChat from your photo album before sharing to your Moments timeline or chat conversations? Just update your app to the latest version of WeChat 6.5.5 for iOS or WeChat 6.5.4 for Android, then follow the steps below to start customizing your pictures!
In your Moments timeline, tap the Camera icon in the upper righthand corner
Choose a photo from your photo album
Select “Edit” or “Preview” to draw, add text, stickers, and more
WeChat aims to connect users to the people they care about around the world. One of the most popular times to connect and call loved ones is during the holidays. This Lunar New Year, users made 2.1 billion minutes of free calls on WeChat – five times more than the previous year.
A total of 46 billion red packets were also exchanged during this Spring Festival holiday.
Learn more about how WeChat users celebrated the holiday in the data report below created by the WeChat team.
A simple gesture can make someone’s day and we believe animated stickers can too, so we’re bringing Bubble Pups back again, but this time, for your daily reactions. No, this isn’t one of White Pup’s tricks. Yes, this is the real deal.
Through stop-motion animation, our new video, “One Day with WeChat,” captures how WeChat integrates into the everyday lives of our users in China. For these users, WeChat is not only an app, but a lifestyle, a new way to connect and interact with their world.
So how exactly does WeChat in China, known as Weixin, make the lives of our users easier? Follow our video to see how people utilize the app at any time of the day.
1. Wake up in the morning and check out social updates in Moments
WeChat users in 12 countries including the United States, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Italy, Thailand and India can now use WeChat Out to make calls to mobile phones and landlines in over 200 countries for nominal rates. WeChat Out is the latest milestone offering of the world’s fastest growing social app with 762 million monthly active users around the world.
New WeChat Out users will receive more than an hour* of free calling credit. And all users can earn even more rewards by participating in our “Invite Friends, Get Free Calls” campaign.
One Click to a Free Call
“Invite Friends, Get Free Calls” is simple – the more you give, the more you get.
Sometimes you just can’t replace a call or face-to-face chat with friends, whether it be on your mobile or desktop. That’s why in our latest version of WeChat for Windows, we are introducing group voice and video calls now available directly from your PC via WeChat!
Be sure to upgrade now to WeChat for Windows 2.1 to get started and check out all the latest updates.
What’s New in WeChat for Windows 2.1?
1. Place voice and video calls within group chats
2. Send files 4 times as large with the new files size limit increase from 25 MB to now 100MB!
3. Experience the newly designed look of your chat bubbles
4. Enjoy improvements to the embedded browser for a better user experience.
In January, we launched “WeChat Out,” a breakthrough VOIP feature allowing users to make low-rate calls to mobile phones and landlines around the globe via WeChat.
After receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from our initial rollout in the United States, India, and Hong Kong, we are excited to announce the official launch of the feature in Thailand, Laos, Macau and Italy. This brings the total countries and regions where WeChat Out is available to seven.
If you are in one of the countries WeChat Out is now available, be sure to update to the latest version and start calling. WeChat will provide free call credit and discounts for you!
What is “WeChat Out”?
“WeChat Out” is a new feature in WeChat that enables calls to landline or mobile phones. Using WeChat Out, users can easily make affordable and high-quality calls from anywhere in the world to anywhere else.
WeChat Out is easy-to-use. Just update to the latest version of the app and navigate to the “Discover” screen to find the new WeChat Out feature. Tap “WeChat Out” and WeChat will show your address book, a dial pad, and your WeChat Out call history. Now placing a call via WeChat is as easy as dialing a few numbers.
Frog and Horse, the quirky duo, are making their third appearance on WeChat with the new Frog and Horse 3 sticker pack.
Since the introduction of their first sticker set, the two have risen to stardom amongst WeChat users and are ready to show off their best dance moves yet. This time, disco-style.
You haven’t seen anything, if you haven’t witnessed Frog’s body rolls, Horse’s batusi or the pair’s synchronized hair flips. The set features 24 hip shaking stickers that will get you in the mood to party like a rockstar.
Be sure to download them today in your WeChat sticker gallery!