Category: Inside WeChat

WeChat Launches in Myanmar

WeChat Launch 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 to offer Myanmar users a new, creative and free medium to express themselves and connect with the world.”

 

Sai Sai is the first celebrity in Myanmar to have an official WeChat account and soon to be released set of animated stickers. At the launch party, he invited fans to share a piece of the spotlight by bringing them up on stage and taking photos with them.

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picup – South African Courier Service Now Available on WeChat

picup - Chatterbox PicWeChat has partnered with picup, a new goods collection and delivery service that removes the stress involved with traditional courier services. Technology is increasingly connecting our online and offline worlds, and by launching on WeChat, picup is doing exactly this.

 

Picup turns your mobile phone into a handy delivery remote control, switching your online order into a real-world delivery. Through this innovative service, customers have access to a courier service that is efficient, accessible and simple to use.

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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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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 >>

Take a Break with Coca-Cola® on WeChat

Here at WeChat, we’re all about sharing the happiness – just like Coca-Cola®! That’s why Coca-Cola® is encouraging WeChatters in Hong Kong to sit back, relax, and take a break with their new official account.

 

Fun Mini-Games & Interactions

 

From now until May 19, Coca-Cola® will be pushing messages to their official account followers at 3:15pm on a few random days per week. By answering the fun and easy questions directly in their official account and participating in the mini-games, participants will have a chance to receive 7-Eleven offers with the correct answers.

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It’s Always Rewarding When WeChatting

WeChat is always looking for ways to reward our users, and also for ways to give back to you for being such loyal WeChatters. Following our successful Friends n Rewards Campaign in India, we are now extending our campaign to users in Malaysia!

 

From now until April 25th, WeChat users living in Malaysia will have the opportunity to earn WeChat points to redeem cool gifts from local brands, such as Huawei, Chatime, Grabtaxi, MCash and Zalora. All you have to do to redeem points (up to 3 points a day) is make a video or voice call of at least 60 seconds through WeChat.

 

The points will be accumulated to redeem awesome gifts, like the Huawei Ultra-Thin Power-Bank, discounts from Chatime and MCash, RM10 off your next MyTeksi ride, or even enjoying storewide coupons from Zalora.*

 

So how do I start earning points and redeeming gifts?

We’re glad you asked. If you are living in Malaysia:

  1. Voice or Video Call your friends on WeChat
  2. Chat for at least 60 seconds
  3. Redeem your points at WeChat Team > WeReward
  4. Check your balance through the WeReward Balance Page, redeem vouchers / coupons under My Vouchers

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And that’s it! If you want to be a part of this awesome campaign to redeem amazing prizes, download WeChat today and start calling away.

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.

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Through three key features of the official account, users will be able to receive daily updates about the disease and its treatment.

  1. Access reliable information

Under the “Info” tab, users will be able to read all about Swine Flu, its symptoms, how to prevent it, and treatment options for anyone infected with the disease.

  1. Seek help with the click of a button

Under the “Get Help” tab, users will have direct access to trusted doctors through the Lybrate website. They will be able to receive answers to any health questions they have within 24 hours.

 

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Microjobbing with M4JAM on WeChat

Everyone could use extra cash and WeChat’s recent strategic investment in M4JAM (Money for Jam), a microjobbing service, will help you do exactly that.

 

Launched in August 2014, M4JAM has grown quickly in South Africa through its promise of ‘Easy Work. Easy Money’ and is now preparing to expand globally. Andre Hugo, co-founder and Chief Jammer at M4JAM, says they are ready to focus on creating even more jobs across different sectors globally with the support of WeChat.

 

“With the opportunity to earn extra cash and supplement their incomes, our jobbers are strongly invested in our platform, providing real insights, in real-time and solving real business issues for companies. This begs the question of brands – can we afford not to be on-board?” Hugo says.

 

How Does it Work?

The jobber’s quality of work determines their M4JAM’s jobber rankings. A higher rank helps to get higher paying jobs, leading to more extra cash.

 

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Roar! Dinosaurs Come Alive on WeChat

WeChat is once again proving how it can bring the on and offline worlds together, by taking on the world of exhibitions in South Africa. The Dinos Alive Play Park, with dinosaur rides, animatronic dinosaurs and educational opportunities for children, has integrated a WeChat OA into the experience to change the way consumers engage with exhibitions. Visitors can receive all the information they need to know about the event in one central location on their mobile phones – simply by logging on to WeChat and following the DinosAlive official account.

 

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Get Digi-tal with WeChat

For all our WeChatters in Malaysia, we have good news. WeChat is now partnering with Malaysian telecommunications giant Digi Telecommunications to provide an easier way for Digi customers to manage their account and services straight from their mobile device. Check out all the features of the new Digi WeChat official account below.

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Self-Service

When you’re WeChatting away, the last thing you want to do is leave a chat to check on your mobile account details. By following the Digi official account, users are able to check their personal account status, purchase additional data, gain access to exclusive rewards, as well as send feedback to Digi’s customer service team.

 

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Ten Sports Brings Your Games to WeChat

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Ten Sports, the most popular sports channel in India has launched their official account on WeChat.

 

If you’re an avid sports fan wanting all the latest news on football, tennis, golf and WWE (among many other sports) – then the Ten Sports official account is the place for you. By following WeChat Official accounts, WeChatters have access to some nifty features to keep up to date with all the action and entertainment in the world of sports, fashion, news, and events, just to name a few.

 

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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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