WeChat for Windows 2.1 – Now with Free Group Voice and Video Calling

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 … Continue reading WeChat for Windows 2.1 – Now with Free Group Voice and Video Calling

Hong Kong WeChat Users Can Now Send Red Packets for Chinese New Year

This Chinese New Year, Hong Kong WeChat users for the first time can spread the joy of giving and receiving Lai See even further with WeChat’s new Red Packet feature. Regardless of how far apart you are from loved ones, no one will have to miss out as we welcome in the year of the … Continue reading Hong Kong WeChat Users Can Now Send Red Packets for Chinese New Year

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

China CITIC Bank International First Bank to Launch WeChat Pay in Hong Kong

China CITIC Bank International Limited (the “Bank” or “CNCBI”) announced this week the launch of WeChat Pay on its WeChat Official Account (“OA”). CNCBI first launched its OA last October. Now CNCBI extends its offerings from instant banking services to WeChat Pay, becoming the first banking institution in Hong Kong to embrace this e-payment solution. Customers … Continue reading China CITIC Bank International First Bank to Launch WeChat Pay in Hong Kong

We Chat About WeChat #4: Deep Diving into the WeChat Lifestyle by Numbers

Following our recent announcement showcasing how WeChat users are increasingly integrating the app into their daily lives, we are now giving you a front-row seat at the original data reveal.   Hear directly from our very own Stephen Wang, who manages the International Operations team and Data Analytics team for WeChat’s Core Product Group, as he presents the latest WeChat Lifestyle … Continue reading We Chat About WeChat #4: Deep Diving into the WeChat Lifestyle by Numbers

Available Now – WeChat 6.3.5 for iOS

Staying connected with all your friends just got easier with video calling – now for groups. With WeChat 6.3.5 for iOS, WeChatters can start a video call in a group chat with up to nine people or choose audio only for group voice calls. We’re also introducing Group Notices and new enhancements to the WeRun-WeChat … Continue reading Available Now – WeChat 6.3.5 for iOS

We Chat About WeChat #1 – Interview with Product Manager Stephen Wang

Get an inside look behind WeChat in our new podcast series, “We Chat About WeChat.” Through the series, you’ll be able to learn more about the app creators and the product design philosophy that makes WeChat one of the world’s most used social communications platforms.   In our first podcast, we talk with Stephen Wang, who … Continue reading We Chat About WeChat #1 – Interview with Product Manager Stephen Wang

Tech Tip – Your Guide to WeChat Moments

It’s finally Friday, which means we know all you WeChatters have exciting plans for the weekend. We’re here to remind you to share them on “Moments,” because after all – sharing is caring.   To begin your journey to becoming a WeChat Moments master, we’ve answered some of your frequently asked questions to create a handy guide just for … Continue reading Tech Tip – Your Guide to WeChat Moments

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

Tech Tip – How to Use Sight on WeChat

Some moments in life are better told through video. And now you can capture and share them all in six-second clips with WeChat’s Sight feature. Here’s a handy guide to help.   Sight Shooting is Simple You can access Sight with a swift pull-down of the main chat screen. Once the eye icon appears, you’ll be able to start recording your … Continue reading Tech Tip – How to Use Sight on WeChat

WeChat Helps to Raise Awareness with Swine Flu Official Account

With the recent outbreak of Swine Flu (H1N1) in India, national health agencies and non-profit organizations are working tirelessly to try to contain the spread of this infectious disease.   To help drive awareness, WeChat has launched the official account “Swine Flu Help” – powered by Lybrate. Through three key features of the official account, … Continue reading WeChat Helps to Raise Awareness with Swine Flu Official Account

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

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

GWI: WeChat Retains Crown as Top Messaging App

GlobalWebIndex, a market research company that conducts the world’s largest multi-market research study on online consumer behaviors and trends, covering 32 markets and representing 89% of the global internet audience, published the following blog post about 2014 mobile trends and how WeChat stacks up in the mobile messaging arena.  We are sharing for our readers, … Continue reading GWI: WeChat Retains Crown as Top Messaging App

OMG! BuzzFeed Partners with WeChat to Open Official Account

BuzzFeed, the it-place for “share-worthy” content, has just announced its partnership with WeChat to bring news and entertainment to WeChatters around the world. The partnership is the media company’s first major collaboration with an international messaging app – a big step in broadening the perception of messaging apps as content platforms. “As we start to … Continue reading OMG! BuzzFeed Partners with WeChat to Open Official Account