Users Ring in the Lunar New Year with 2.1 Billion Minutes of Free Calls on WeChat

WeChat aims to connect users to the people they care about around the world. One of the most popular times to connect and call loved ones is during the holidays. This Lunar New Year, users made 2.1 billion minutes of free calls on WeChat – five times more than the previous year.   A total of 46 … Continue reading Users Ring in the Lunar New Year with 2.1 Billion Minutes of Free Calls on WeChat

WeChat for Mac 2.1.0 – Free Voice and Video Calling Straight from Your Desktop

Introducing our latest WeChat for Mac update – 2.1.0! Now available for download on your Mac desktop. Call and video chat your friends for free directly on your computer without missing a beat.   What’s New in Version 2.1.0? Place voice and video calls for free with friends Convert audio messages into text messages for … Continue reading WeChat for Mac 2.1.0 – Free Voice and Video Calling Straight from Your Desktop

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 … Continue reading Now Available: WeChat for Mac 2.0

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

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

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

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

Caesars Entertainment Showcases WeChat Robot Using ObEN’s Humanized A.I.

Caesars Entertainment introduces “Ben” the WeChat Robot – a virtual concierge – using ObEN’s proprietary speech technology at The LINQ Hotel located at the center of the Las Vegas Strip during the annual Consumer Electronics Show from Jan. 6-9.   ObEN, an artificial intelligence (A.I.) company based in Pasadena, Calif., has developed a proprietary deep-learning based speech … Continue reading Caesars Entertainment Showcases WeChat Robot Using ObEN’s Humanized A.I.

Sticker Story –WeChat’s Most Festive Duo Woodie and Snooo

The inseparable duo, Woodie and Snooo, are here as this year’s holiday sticker set!   Woodie and Snooo typically roam around villages around Christmas time, trying to find warmth together. The duo has built a strong relationship with each other by sticking around one another during the cold winter months.   Woodie Woodie the Christmas tree … Continue reading Sticker Story –WeChat’s Most Festive Duo Woodie and Snooo

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

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

Get in the Game with A.S. Roma on WeChat

Soccer season is heating up and we know you’re sitting at the edge of your seats. So we’ve partnered with A.S. Roma to create an Official Account that keeps you up to date on the latest from the club.   By following either the English/Italian or Chinese Official Account, you’ll be able to receive daily club news, … Continue reading Get in the Game with A.S. Roma on WeChat

New Data Revealed – What Does it Mean to Live the WeChat Lifestyle?

Curious who the average WeChat user is and what their day looks like? We recently revealed new data giving an inside look at what the WeChat Lifestyle means for our users around the world.   An average of 570 million users log in to WeChat each day (September 2015). Additionally WeChat’s daily active users (users … Continue reading New Data Revealed – What Does it Mean to Live the WeChat Lifestyle?

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