Archives: October 2014

Sticker Story – Haunt Your Chats with The Orange Lantern and Halloweeny

Happy Halloween! In honor of this spook-tastic holiday, we’ve added two trickster sticker sets to make this Halloween the best one yet!

 

The Orange Lantern

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Never fear! Halloween’s biggest super hero is here. Introducing The Orange Lantern! This little hero is here to save all the trick-o-treaters from dastardly spooks and candy thieves so that every kid gets their sugar goodies for the night.

 

His source of power comes from chocolate candies like Kit Kats, Twix and Snickers. And his weakness? Healthy vegetables. Blech.

 

From fighting crime to passing out candy, The Orange Lantern will bring more tricks and treats to Halloween this year! And maybe, just maybe, you’ll find out who’s really underneath that pumpkin mask.

 

Halloweeny

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Who says Halloween characters have to be so frightening? Meet Winnie and Benjamin, the two best Halloween pals.
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Get Halloween-spired and Share-A-Scare

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It’s Halloween, which means it’s time to show off your creative chops by posting a picture of your frightfully awesome Halloween costume on Moments.

 

For Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines users, the greatest costume will win an iPhone 6 Plus and runner-ups will receive Petrol or Starbucks gift cards. The top entries will also be compiled and shared with the global WeChat community on the Chatterbox blog and Facebook to fright and delight WeChatters all around the world.

 

Just follow these three simple steps to enter from Oct 28 – Nov 3:

  1. Take a photo of you in your Halloween costume
  2. Share it on your Moments page and have at least 5 friends like your post
  3. Take a screenshot of your Moments post and share it on your FB timeline, tagging your local WeChat page – @WeChat Malaysia (/Singapore/Philippines) and hashtagging #WeChatShareAScare

Don’t have your costume picked out yet? We have got just the WeChat sticker inspirations you need to find the perfect get-up this Halloween season.

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Out Now: WeChat 6.0 for Android and iOS

We’re thrilled to introduce WeChat 6.0 for Android and iOS now available in your Google Play and App Store. This time, we’ve improved your chats by adding the Sight feature allowing you to post 6-second animated video clips directly in your chats or Moments. Now is your chance to show your friends how much of a rockstar you are.  But that’s not all. We’ve also improved the design, made it iOS 8 compatible (for our iOS users) and fixed some pesky bugs. So get on it and upgrade today!

 

New Feature: Sight

Sight messages are fast to record animated clips that run directly in your chats and Moments when connected to 3G or WIFI. There’s never been an easier way to show your friends what you’re up to on WeChat. Please note, the Sight feature is only accessible for those who have upgraded to WeChat 6.0, so get your friends onboard and let the fun begin!

 

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6 Reasons Text Capitalization is Important

With your phone’s autocorrect feature, your WeChat conversations can go one of two ways. One, you might avoid making silly tpyos (aka typos) when chatting with your friends. Or two, you might make an error that completely changes the meaning of the text. We’ve all been there, done that.

 

But did you know that capitalization matters too? Check out 6 words that have completely different meanings when you capitalize the first letter.

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Definitely not the same, but you might find a turkey roaming around in Turkey.

WeChat-Capitonym-Earth Without earth, we wouldn’t be able to survive on Earth. Yay for Earth and earth!

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120K WeChat Friends Donate to Support J&K Flood Relief Efforts

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In September, the Jammu & Kashmir regions in India were hit by damaging floods caused by heavy rainfall. Several thousand villages were affected and a few hundred villages were submerged.

 

In light of the recent tragedy in Jammu & Kashmir, participants of WeChat India’s ‘Friends n Rewards’ campaign were given the option to donate Rs. 10 with all proceeds helping aid those impacted by this natural disaster.

 

Over 120K WeChat India users came together to raise a total of 12 lakhs ($34,000 USD) for the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to help render immediate relief to these families.

 

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WeChat Offers Sneak Peak at New Italian Film – #ScrivimiAncora

WeChat and M2 Pictures, an award-winning Italian movie producer and distributor, have partnered to promote #ScrivimiAncora, the long anticipated romantic comedy that will officially release in theatres throughout Europe October 30th.

To give WeChat Italy users a sneak peak, WeChat and M2 Pictures are giving away 170 free movie passes to the premier and previews through the film’s official WeChat account.

 

By searching “AlexeRosie” or scanning the QR code below to follow the #ScrivimiAncora official account, WeChatters in Italy can win tickets to the premier and previews of the film by sending words of love and personal messages dedicated to the movie before October 15th.

 

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WeChat Free Video Calling – For Those Times You Need it the Most

We are excited to introduce our latest “WeChat in Your Life” video, WeShine – the second in our series that highlights how WeChatters around the world can use the app to enhance their everyday lives. Whether it be to communicate their next foodie adventure or to overcome stage fright, these videos tell a few of the great stories behind why we create the features we do.

“We Shine” highlights WeChat’s Video Call feature, which allows users to instantly connect with each other face to face for free. In this spot, a young violinist is getting ready to take the stage for an important audition. Extreme close-ups reveal her nervously looking at the other hopeful musicians until she steps out to have an impromptu rehearsal with her teacher via video chat. This connection – and those last few words of encouragement — via the app help her regain her confidence and seize her moment on the stage.

 

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Act like a Superstar with WeChat Indonesia’s Celebrity Stickers

We may adore our favorite celebrities for a variety of reasons – whether it’s their quirky looks, glamorous styles or signature facial expressions. But one thing is for sure, we could all use a little more superstardom in our lives. And now that’s possible with the launch of WeChat Indonesia’s celebrity stickers.

 

That’s right. We’ve transformed five of Indonesia’s hottest celebrities into animated stickers for you to enjoy and share. Bastian Steel, Jupe, Luna Maya, Zaskia and Ayu Ting Ting each have 16 different looks and expressions now available for Indonesia users to download in WeChat’s Sticker Gallery.

 

For fans, this is an interactive way of staying connected to their favorite superstars and the unique characteristics that make them so loveable.

 

Who’s your favorite?

 

Here’s a sneak peak at three of the celebrity sticker sets.

 

The Sassy Singer If you’re a fan of the multi-talented and beautiful Jupe, famous for her acting, modeling and singing career, you’re probably a glamour queen yourself. It doesn’t matter whether you’re feeling sad, happy, excited or annoyed, her stickers will let you express these emotions in style.

Jupe Song

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