As summer ends and a new school year begins, we asked WeChatters from around the world to submit their best travel Moments. Check out all the top entries and revisit the awesome places our users went to this summer!
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.
The LINQ Smart Room
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You saw WeChat featured in Apple’s keynote yesterday, here are some more sneak peaks of WeChat for Apple Watch available soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Introducing three of our special holiday sticker packs – Santa’s Little Elfer, Xmas 2K14 and Mr. Topper to help you celebrate this festive season!
Santa’s Little ElferWork at the North Pole is tough, but Santa’s Little Elfer knows how to keep it fun and productive so that every boy and girl on Santa’s nice list gets what they want for Christmas (yay)! Unfortunately, he’s also in charge of making sure all the naughty kids get their fair share of coal (boo).
When Santa’s Little Elfer isn’t building presents at the workshop, you can find him and the other elves at the local tavern drinking spiked eggnog while getting their groove on to some step dancing and jigging.
Whether he’s sharing milk and cookies with Santa or wrapping presents, this friendly elf will make your Christmas and WeChat conversations ever so jolly!
This holiday season, WeChat is bringing you five fun ways to celebrate and share your holiday cheer. Whether your loved ones are near or far, stay in touch with friends and family in true festive style as you get into the holiday spirit.
1. Christmas-ize and Personalize your stickers with MojiMe
Sending personalized MojiMe stickers is one of our favorite ways to light up a chat conversation. Our new range of Christmas stickers are now ready for you to customize and share with friends and family.
WeChatters love to chat and with the launch of the official account for WeChat’s global blog, Chatterbox, you can keep up to date with all the latest from WeChat around the world straight from us. Just search “WeChatBlog” and follow the account.
From the latest product updates to a sneak peek at fun WeChat events happening in your country, the Chatterbox blog is the place to be. The blog brings you everything WeChat-worthy and now with its official account, you never have to miss out on the latest from WeChat.
What will I get from subscribing?
- New Blog Post Alerts – whenever we publish a new post, you’ll receive a short message notifying you to check out the latest news. You’ll then be able to read the new blog post directly from your phone
- Favorite Blog Post Search – whatever you’re looking for in each category, simply select and it will take you directly to the blog page
- Video Search – for the more visual WeChatters out there, we’ve also added in a video section that takes you to our WeChat YouTube channel. Just pick and choose which category you’d like to watch and it’ll take you directly to our YouTube page
Have you ever sent a message to a friend on WeChat and to your surprise emoticons fell from the sky? Wonder why this happened? Well, we are here to tell you – hidden falling emoticon Easter eggs.
And right now, just for our Chatterbox readers, we are demystifying the secrets behind which keywords trigger these fun surprises.
Falling emoticons are unique to WeChat and drop from your screen when you type in certain keywords to your friends and family. There are three favorite emoticons that will always fall and these cascade down when WeChatters type in “Happy Birthday,” “Miss You” or “XOXO.” But don’t just take our word for it. Try them out for yourself.
Happy Birthday (available in all languages)
During Thanksgiving, most of us get together with friends and family and spend the entire Thursday cooking and enjoying a hearty feast (plus, leftovers for days). Or sometimes, we’re already waiting in line at the malls for Black Friday so we can get that special deal on the latest gadget or fashionable sweater.