Archives: January 2015

WeChat on Your Desktop? We’ve Already Got You Covered – Including iOS Users

Web WeChatWeChatters are busy – sometimes you need to multi-task, send a message at work, or use a keyboard to type quicker and longer messages. That’s why three years ago, we launched Web WeChat, WeChat’s web-based client, and have been improving it ever since. So you can WeChat with your friends and family directly on your desktop.

 

Have you checked out Web WeChat?

  • It’s available for all WeChat Users – iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows.
  • And is supported on multiple browsers. For example, Chrome, Firefox, Safari.

To access:

1. Visit https://web.wechat.com/

2. With your WeChat QR code scanner, scan the QR code shown

  • iOS users: Tap “+” in the upper right corner -> “Scan QR Code”
  • Android users: Tap the three dots in the upper right corner -> “Scan QR Code”

3. On your phone, confirm your web log-in

Web WeChat Log In

But that’s not all – Did you know WeChat also has a native Mac app?

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WeDanced at the Sunburn Music Festival

Combine WeChat and Sunburn, the biggest electronic dance music festival in Asia, and you have one amazing experience. This year, by partnering with WeChat, Sunburn was able to push the boundaries yet again, creating a unique communication platform for festivalgoers through the launch of its official account.

WeChat Sunburn 2Fans were treated to three days of action filled fun in Vagator, Goa, with performances from headliners including Knife Party, Krewella, Sander van Doorn, and Danny Avila. Through the Official Account, followers were able to keep in touch with event organizers, connect with other fans and receive all the latest updates for the best experience.

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Check Into the Smart Room of the Future Controlled by WeChat

Whether it’s through sharing Moments, sending Sights, versing a friend in a favorite WeChat game or just chatting with loved ones, there’s no question – WeChat is helping users to connect their online and offline worlds in more ways than any other chat app in the market. And now, WeChat is bringing you the ultimate feature to help merge your worlds, the ability to control your smart room all from the palm of your hand.

 

During this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, we partnered with Ayla Networks and Caesar’s LINQ Hotel & Casino to showcase the first connected suite in Las Vegas. By scanning a room-specific QR code, WeChatters were able to connect to the suite and control various aspects of the room remotely through their phones via WeChat.

 

Imagine walking into your hotel room after a big day out and being able to switch on the lights, open the blinds and curtains and play with the room temperature, all from the comfort of your couch or bed. This and more is possible at the LINQ Hotel connected suite where WeChatters can also control how devices interact with each other. For example, users can pre-program the “sleep” scenario on WeChat so that once selected, the room automatically switches off the lights, closes the blinds and curtains and locks the door.

 

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WeChat Empowers Users in Ebola Fight

The Ebola virus is a worldwide health concern – one WeChat and our users feel strongly about. That’s why WeChat is taking an active part in supporting the fight against the disease by offering the latest news and information to our community while also supporting major global aid organizations.

 

Our Africa team saw an opportunity for WeChat, the fastest growing social communications platform, to be a central point of information with the Ebola24 Official Account (OA). The account is currently available in English and French. It serves as a repository of information and support for not only the inhabitants of affected areas, but also for anyone wanting to know more about the crisis. Endorsed by the United Nations Foundation (UNF) and with content from Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF), it covers topics like treatment, concerns, news, symptoms, prevention and success stories. With immediate access to doctors and ability to find the nearest clinic through the OA, Ebola24 is fighting Ebola both on- and offline.

 

“In the midst of the worst Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen, information is one of the most powerful tools we have to fight the spread of this devastating disease,” said Kate Dodson, vice president for global health strategy at the UNF, on collaborating with WeChat on Ebola24. “WeChat’s Ebola24 OA makes essential information easily accessible to the people who need it most.”

 

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BubbleBot Tech Tip: Style Your QR Code

For 2015, we’re introducing a new series of tech tip posts featuring the loveable BubbleBot, your WeChat “How To” guru. Each month, we’ll give a special tip straight from our team to make sure your New Year chatting is the best one yet.

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After recovering from the holiday festivities, it’s now time to start on those New Year’s resolutions and spruce up your 2015 style – starting with your WeChat account.

 

Your personal WeChat QR code says a lot about you, so make sure it’s as fun as you are!

 

Here’s how:

1. Click on ‘Me’ in the bottom right corner of your WeChat screen. This will bring up your ‘Me’ settings screen where you can click on the section displaying your profile summary and name

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