Tech Tip – How to Use Sight on WeChat

Some moments in life are better told through video. And now you can capture and share them all in six-second clips with WeChat’s Sight feature. Here’s a handy guide to help.


Sight Shooting is Simple

You can access Sight with a swift pull-down of the main chat screen. Once the eye icon appears, you’ll be able to start recording your Sights. Simply press and hold the green video button to record, and release to send. You can then choose to share your video with friends through Moments, private chats, group chats, or just save it as a draft for later.


Pro-tip: if you double tap when shooting a Sight, you can zoom in and out.


Save Sights for Later

There will be times when you won’t want to publish your Sight right away. Luckily, Sights taken from the main screen can be saved in your drafts for up to 14 days. Just select the option “Save to Draft” after recording.


To publish a saved Sight to Moments:

  1. Click Discover > Moments
  2. Tap the camera icon on the upper right hand corner
  3. Select “Sight”
  4. Choose from Sights


Or Share Sights Within a Chat

To send a Sight to friends in an individual or group chat, press the + button, followed by clicking “Sight.” Press and hold to record and your six second video will be sent directly to the chat.

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To publish a saved sight draft to chat:

  1. Open a group chat or an individual chat
  2. Tap the + button
  3. Press the eye icon, “Sight”
  4. Click the icon on bottom left corner with four squares and choose your Sight
  5. Tap again to send


Now you know all the nifty Sight features on WeChat, so go ahead and capture those video-worthy moments in your life!