Category: Product / Features

3 Ways to Add New Friends and Stay Connected While Traveling

Summer is here! It’s the perfect time to meet new friends and make sure you stay connected, even during your world travels.

  1. Within a chat conversation, tap the Avatar icon on the upper right-hand corner
  2. Select your contact adding method:  “Friend Radar,” “Join Private Group,” or “Scan QR Code”

 

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Meeting a lot of cool new people, but don’t have time to add all of them? Friend Radar lets you quickly add friends within your vicinity. It saves you time and skips the one-by-one adding!

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Customize Photos with the New WeChat Annotation Feature for iOS and Android

Did you know you can edit images within WeChat from your photo album before sharing to your Moments timeline or chat conversations? Just update your app to the latest version of WeChat 6.5.5 for iOS or WeChat 6.5.4 for Android, then follow the steps below to start customizing your pictures! 

 

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  1. In your Moments timeline, tap the Camera icon in the upper righthand corner
  2. Choose a photo from your photo album
  3. Select “Edit” or “Preview” to draw, add text, stickers, and more
  4. Hit “Send”

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Now Available: WeChat for Mac 2.0

Have you checked out our latest WeChat for Mac update?

 

Version 2.0 includes a new sleek interface, ability to share all your favorite downloaded stickers and more.

 

What’s New in Version 2.0.1?

  • Sleek and optimized user interface
  • View Favorites straight from your desktop, including saved photos and links
  • Send all your favorite custom and downloaded stickers
  • Enjoy quicker login
  • Seamlessly toggle between devices as 2.0 now retains your chat history

Be sure to upgrade today to experience all the new features!

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 of our users easier? Follow our video to see how people utilize the app at any time of the day.

 

1. Wake up in the morning and check out social updates in Moments

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“Invite Friends, Get Free Calls” with Latest Release of WeChat Out Globally

WeChat users in 12 countries including the United States, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Italy, Thailand and India can now use WeChat Out to make calls to mobile phones and landlines in over 200 countries for nominal rates. WeChat Out is the latest milestone offering of the world’s fastest growing social app with 762 million monthly active users around the world.

 

New WeChat Out users will receive more than an hour* of free calling credit. And all users can earn even more rewards by participating in our “Invite Friends, Get Free Calls” campaign.

 

One Click to a Free Call

“Invite Friends, Get Free Calls” is simple – the more you give, the more you get.

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1. After upgrading your app version, enter the event screen and tap “Invite Friends, Get Free Calls”

2. Share WeChat Out gift cards with friends

3. Once your friends redeem their gift card and make a call, you’ll receive one too for the same amount you gave. View all your gift cards under My Coupons.

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Introducing WeChat 6.2.5 for iOS Featuring Favorited Rich Media Messages

WeChat-6.2.5-BlogWe’re excited to share with you WeChat 6.2.5 for iOS. With this update, WeChatters can now create and save rich media messages under their “Favorites,” or send them to another conversation. The rich media message format allows WeChatters to combine texts, images, locations and audio messages all into one simple message.

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Create and Save Rich Media Messages

Whether you’re working on a reminder or a message for someone special, it’s fast and easy to create and save rich media messages under your “Favorites.”

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Embracing the WeChat Lifestyle

Users are utilizing WeChat for more than just messaging and brands are using official accounts in new and different ways to make users’ lives easier every day.

 

We’ve scoured the globe and brought you a few examples of ways brands are helping users embrace the WeChat lifestyle and helping them make payments, shop online or talk about their favorite TV show all within one app – WeChat.

 

Smart Living

The LINQ Smart Room 

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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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Singapore Turns 50 – Celebrate with WeChat’s Ang Ku Kueh Girl Stickers

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Singapore celebrations have already begun in anticipation of the nation’s 50th birthday on August 9, 2015. And do we have a treat for you! WeChat is bringing Ang Ku Kueh Girl (AKKG) stickers straight to WeChat.

 

Wang Shijia, the designer of the AKKG stickers, was inspired to create AKKG from the traditional Singaporean snack Ang Ku Kueh, or red tortoise cake, a soft sticky glutinous rice pastry wrapped around a sweet center.

 

The stickers are meant to spread the beauty of Singapore’s local heritage and culture through universal values such as love, kindness, tenacity and gumption.

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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 you.

 

How do I access my Moments feed?

 

Select “Discover” from the navigation bar and click “Moments.”

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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.

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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