WeChat Invests R50 million Seed Fund in African Tech Startups

WeChat is investing R50 million in tech companies supporting local talents and innovations.   The fund will be used to identify and support tech-enabled businesses by assisting with rapid market access using the WeChat platform. Access to markets was listed as one of the biggest inhibitors to growth for tech-enabled businesses, in the recent Emerging … Continue reading WeChat Invests R50 million Seed Fund in African Tech Startups

9 Ways WeChat Can Improve Your Day

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 … Continue reading 9 Ways WeChat Can Improve Your Day

New Data Revealed – Spring Festival 2016 on WeChat

Lunar New Year is known as China’s largest holiday. This year was no exception as people in Asia and all around the world ushered in the year of the monkey with WeChat.   Through WeChat, users participated in the holiday’s time honored traditions in new and fun ways.   Red Packets or Lucky Money are … Continue reading New Data Revealed – Spring Festival 2016 on WeChat

We Chat About WeChat #5: Red Packets – WeChat’s Secret Weapon in Payments

Career opportunities at WeChat: wechat.com/en/careers.html   Tens of millions of users send Red Packets (formerly called “Lucky Money” or “Red Envelopes”) stuffed with digital cash to each other every day on WeChat. What is this amazing mobile payments product and how did it get so popular? Learn how WeChat transformed person-to-person payments into a form of … Continue reading We Chat About WeChat #5: Red Packets – WeChat’s Secret Weapon in Payments

Western Union Offers New Global Money Transfer Service on WeChat

WeChat has partnered with Western Union, a leader in global payment services, to offer WeChat users in the United States the ability to send and receive money cross-border to 200 countries and territories via the company’s WU Connect platform.   The partnership marks WeChat as the first social communication application to provide a technology platform to support person-to-person cross-border money … Continue reading Western Union Offers New Global Money Transfer Service on WeChat

Celebrating WeChat India World Sticker Day at Comic-Con Hyderabad

Last month, WeChat landed at Comic-Con Hyderabad where we announced the winners of the WeChat Sticker Challenge and celebrated ‘World Sticker Day’ in India.   “World Sticker Day is dedicated to the world of emoticons and stickers, which have become an integral part of our modern digital lives,”said Nilay Arora, Country Head and Vice President … Continue reading Celebrating WeChat India World Sticker Day at Comic-Con Hyderabad

Chatterbox Celebrates its 1st Birthday!

It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since we launched Chatterbox – WeChat’s official global blog with our first blog post. A lot has happened around the world in the past year and a lot has also happened in the world of WeChat.   We’ve announced new features and versions, designed a ton of crazy awesome stickers, … Continue reading Chatterbox Celebrates its 1st Birthday!

WeChat Launches in Myanmar

WeChat celebrated its official Myanmar launch in Yangon last week with its latest user, popular A-list hip-hop artist, Sai Sai.   “In Myanmar, we’re aware that there’s an increasing need for efficient communications and social interactions in people’s personal and professional lives,” said Poshu Yeung, VP of International Business at Tencent, the company behind WeChat. “We’re proud … Continue reading WeChat Launches in Myanmar

Introducing WeChat for Windows

In a world where global communication matters, we understand the value of staying connected outside of your smartphone. That’s why we’re excited to announce the English version of WeChat for Windows.   Through this program, WeChatters can enjoy a variety of features, such as file sharing capabilities, the handy screenshot tool and more.   File … Continue reading Introducing WeChat for Windows