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WeChatters in India – Design your own WeChat Stickers and Win!

We know you adore our vast library of stickers and love using them to express your personality and emotions. For our WeChatters in India, you now have a chance to put your creative minds to work and develop stickers that embody your personal style and unique ideas.

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Introducing the WeChat Sticker Challenge, where students from over 1,800 design and art schools across India are invited to submit their own sticker set designs and win up to ₹500,000 ($7,864 USD). Best of all, the winner will have the opportunity to showcase their talent to millions of people!

 

How do I join?

 

Joining the competition is very easy! As long as you live in India and are a college student, you can submit your designs online at http://wechat.com/stickerchallenge

 

Submissions end on July 30, 2015, so put your creative thinking cap on and enter the challenge now! Who knows, your sticker could be the newest addition alongside MamaBB Pau and The Ballers.

 

We can’t wait to see your entries. Don’t forget to download WeChat to see our gallery of stickers for inspiration, or even share your ideas with friends on Moments!

Happy Father’s Day From WeChat

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From all of us here at WeChat, we’d like to wish our beloved dads around the world a Happy Father’s Day!

 

To celebrate this special day, we’ve released Dear Dad, an adorable father-daughter sticker set that truly illustrates a father’s unconditional love and support. Whether you’ve just graduated from high school or have your own kids, these stickers are sure to put a smile on your face and take you down memory lane.

 

From reading with us and dropping us off to school, to teaching us how to play a new sport or giving us piggyback rides; dads are our loving heroes and mentors and we will treasure them no matter what.

 

Download WeChat to share these cute stickers with your dad. It’s a great way to wish him an amazing Father’s Day and to let him know just how much you love him.

 

Note: Dear Dad is available in select countries.

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 Sharing

Instantly share your images and documents with other WeChatters straight from your computer. Your friends can receive files whether they’re on their mobile device or tuned in via the desktop program.

  • Click the square icon to share a file.
  • Select your file.
  • Press the Enter or Return key on your keyboard to send.

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WeChat Launches “WeReward” Campaign in the Philippines

Here at WeChat, we understand how rewarding it is to get in touch with the people you love. And because we love our loyal WeChatters, we want to take that gratifying experience one step further.

 

Today, we’re re-introducing our WeReward program. This time in the Philippines, as part of the newest “WeChat Pa More” campaign, allowing WeChatters to do more of what they love: chat more, share more, express more – all to be rewarded with exciting prizes! From now until July 20, simply make a WeChat video or voice call to your friends each day to earn daily points. These WeChat points are then tallied in the WeReward platform and can be used to redeem voucher codes and other benefits from our WeReward partners. Simply visit the WeChat Team official account to check your balance or to claim your rewards.

 

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With partners like Philippines’ most popular online retailer Lazada, premier online food delivery portal Foodpanda, boutique nightclubs Raven and URBN Bar & Kitchen, along with Runtastic, a running and fitness wearable company, we’ve got a robust offering of prizes you could win, from saving PHP100 on your next Lazada outfit, to receiving free entry and a complimentary drink from URBN. It’s instant gratification for everyone.

 

So what are you waiting for? Place your video or voice call and take advantage of this exciting campaign. Download WeChat today to start collecting points and redeeming awesome prizes.

WeChat Empowers UNICEF HK with New Mobile Payment Platform

 

With the support of WeChat, the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) introduces a new payment channel to support world emergency relief work via WeChat’s advanced Payment Platform. This innovative partnership will enable donors to make contributions to emergency relief efforts on their smartphones simply and efficiently.

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The new WeChat donation function supports UNICEF’s recent initiatives, such as the Cyclone Pam situation in Vanuatu, the ongoing Syria crisis and the recent Nepal Earthquake. By improving fundraising efficiency, WeChat and UNICEF are empowering millennials to become more involved in relief work and to give back to the global community.

 

“Social media is now indispensable for youth. The introduction of WeChat Payment will help cultivate support for UNICEF HK from youngsters and provide a more convenient and effective channel for public donations, supporting UNICEF’s humanitarian relief work,” said Mr. David Fong, Chairman of the Fundraising Committee of UNICEF HK.

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Out Now: WeChat 6.2 for iOS and Android Featuring Moments Translation

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When it comes to communication, we’re focused on making the experience faster, better and easier for WeChatters all over the world. That’s why we’re eager to introduce WeChat 6.2 for iOS and Android, now with translation for Moments. We’ve also simplified the chat history migration process when switching to a new device, added a new photo picker tool to make sending images even faster, included a few upgrades for Android Wear and much more.

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Voiceprint: The New WeChat Password

 

Have you ever forgotten a password and been locked out of your account?

 

With the endless list of apps and online accounts today, all of which require a password for security and identification measures, it’s no wonder we sometimes forget that magic password.

 

To make life easier for all our WeChatters out there, we would like to introduce Voiceprint – a voice recognition system that can be used to log in to your WeChat account, available on Android and iOS. Just like your fingerprint, your voice is unique and once you’ve enabled this cool feature, our smart systems can recognize your specific voice and intonations to verify your identity.

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Sticker Story – Your Beloved MamaBB Pau Stickers Are Back!

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In our busy lives, we don’t always get to spend enough quality time with our families, but it doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to share the everyday moments with our loved ones, letting them know we’re thinking of them.

 

Whether you’re living in the same city or oceans apart, it’s fun and easy to stay in touch with your family through WeChat. With all the different features, there are multiple ways to show your love, via stickers, Sight, group chat (this one’s especially useful for all you WeChatters who have a lot of siblings) and more.

 

After the recent Mother’s Day holiday, we were inspired to create a sticker set that showcases the relationship between a mother and her child. So today, we are re-introducing your favorite mother-son duo, Mama and BB Pau, the cute xiao long bao (soup dumpling) stickers.

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CliffCentral Turns One On WeChat

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One year ago, we took a big step in our mission and launched CliffCentral on WeChat. It has been an exciting journey since then, and we’ve accomplished more than we could have imagined. As we celebrate CliffCentral’s first year, we can’t help but to reflect on all of their amazing achievements.

 

In 12 short months, CliffCentral has amassed more than 131,000 followers on WeChat, and more than three million podcast downloads. With CliffCentral’s growing popularity, it’s now even easier to join the CliffCentral team. WeChatters can instantly tune into the revamped CliffCentral Official Account (OA) on WeChat, and easily search and discover podcasts and the Msg2Show options. Read More CliffCentral Turns One On WeChat >>

Sticker Story – Meet WeChat’s Own Basketball Team “The Ballers”

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With the NBA Playoffs in full swing, we’ve decided to launch a new set of stickers featuring “The Ballers.” The Ballers are the dream basketball team – they are determined, hardworking and focused. And while they’re serious about playing big, they also know how to have some fun.

So let’s meet our court-side heroes – AJ, Chris, Nick and Harry. They’re great friends both on and off the court and have amazing team chemistry. When they’re not competing against other teams, they can be found working out and ballin’ against each other.

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Sticker Story – Get Fit for Summer with WeChat’s Healthy Doughnut

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With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get back in shape (if you’ve fallen off those New Year’s resolutions). And what better motivation is there to get “fitspired” than by buddying up with WeChat’s newest sticker, Healthy Doughnut?

 

We know what you’re thinking. How can a doughnut motivate me to get healthy? Once you get to know our loveable new sticker, you’ll soon see how.

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Sticker Story – Prepare for Battle with Our New Spartan Warrior Sticker

Introducing Artemis – WeChat’s newest sticker. He is everything you would expect in a Spartan Warrior leader – strong, tough and fearless. He loves nothing more than winning and with his strong muscles and big brains, it’s no wonder his fellow warriors admire the leader he is today.

 

Aside from smashing his workouts, Artemis is also quick on his feet. He can formulate combat strategies that will outwit his enemies in the trickiest of situations. And despite his gruff appearance, Artemis is a loyal leader who will always put his people first. So long as he’s around, his fellow warriors and the citizens of Sparta know that they are in safe hands.

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Whether you’re getting ready for the playoffs or battling it out with friends on one of WeChat’s games, channel Artemis’s fighting spirit and you’re sure to come out winning.

 

Download Artemis from the Sticker Gallery today! Available in select regions.

Happy Chinese New Year From WeChat

To help you celebrate, we’ve packaged six red envelopes filled with WeChat tips and tricks to ensure your Chinese New Year holidays are fun-filled and smooth sailing from here on out.

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Ringing in the New Year

 

Show off your sensational Sights

Start your Lunar New Year with the festive lion dance! Capture and share the loud drum celebrations and dance action by recording a Sight video. To get started, visit your “WeChat” tab > Swipe to the bottom > “Hold to Capture” > Begin recording > Post it to Moments or share it privately with your friends. You can also save it in your “Drafts” if you’d like to send it later.

 

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How to Have the Best Valentine’s Day

Whatever your relationship status this Valentine’s Day, WeChat has all of the tools to help you celebrate this romantic time the way that works for you.

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Totally in Love

Feeling warm and fuzzy with butterflies fluttering in your stomach? Or maybe you can’t stop thinking about that special someone and your eyes light up when you’re with them. That’s what they call love, and we have the prescription for it.

 

Customizable Valentine’s Day E-Cards

Every romance has its own special story and sometimes, regular cards just don’t cut it. Instantly customize your photo then send the free e-card to your special someone. Get started by visiting the menu in the WeChat Team account.

 

Available in select regions.

 

Animated Stickers

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then imagine how many love letters you can write with animated stickers. Melt your lover’s heart with our “Sweet Love” and “Trainee Cupid” sticker sets. Download them for free in our sticker gallery.

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