WeChat is more than just a chat app. Now, WeChat can help you on your travels around Europe! WeChat and the Netherlands Royal Communications Group (KPN) launched WeChat Go “Europe Experience” Mini Program in late March.
This Mini Program follows the cooperation between WeChat Go and KPN in July 2017 where a KPN WeChat Go SIM card was launched offering coverage in over 32 European territories. The WeChat Go “Europe Experience” Mini Program has launched for six of the most popular travel destinations in its first phase: Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Rome, London and Barcelona. It’s a one-stop platform for tourists to obtain detailed information about these six cities, including tourist attractions, culinary delights, and shopping.
Not only does it offer details such as opening hours and location descriptions, the Mini Program also allows users to purchase tickets for popular places and receive promotional discount vouchers for local vendors.
These are among the latest steps that WeChat has taken to establish a comprehensive travel experience for Chinese outbound tourists. Following in the footsteps of its collaboration with KPN, WeChat is also now looking to upgrading users’ experiences in United States and Southeast Asia and open more opportunities with overseas business partners.
With all of these new features constantly being rolled out, it is clear that WeChat is increasingly becoming more than just an app. It’s a lifestyle.
A simple gesture can make someone’s day and we believe animated stickers can too, so we’re bringing Bubble Pups back again, but this time, for your daily reactions. No, this isn’t one of White Pup’s tricks. Yes, this is the real deal.
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Frog and Horse, the quirky duo, are making their third appearance on WeChat with the new Frog and Horse 3 sticker pack.
Since the introduction of their first sticker set, the two have risen to stardom amongst WeChat users and are ready to show off their best dance moves yet. This time, disco-style.
You haven’t seen anything, if you haven’t witnessed Frog’s body rolls, Horse’s batusi or the pair’s synchronized hair flips. The set features 24 hip shaking stickers that will get you in the mood to party like a rockstar.
Be sure to download them today in your WeChat sticker gallery!
The holidays are approaching and the scramble to find the perfect gift for your friends is on.
They say this is the season of giving, so why not give back to charitable organizations and give your friends and family an alternative gift this year via WeChat?
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. By following its official account, you can view beautiful nature photos and learn more about habitats and animals.
You can also donate directly to The Nature Conservancy, purchase an honorary tribute gift, or plant a billion trees on earth.
To follow The Nature Conservancy, search for the WeChat ID “Nature_org.”
Read More Our Ultimate Alternative Holiday Gift Guide >>
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 the Christmas tree is full of spirit, but usually has more mood swings than Snooo. He is very excitable, but always gets let down because his expectations are higher than the outcomes. As a drama queen, Woodie tends to blow things out of proportion and exaggerate even the smallest things. But at the end of the day, he relies on Snooo to be there for him, especially when it gets cold.
Read More Sticker Story –WeChat’s Most Festive Duo Woodie and Snooo >>
They say that laughter is the best medicine and we believe that cuteness can be too, so we’ve brought back the adorable pup for a second time around with the Bubble Pup 2 sticker pack. That’s right, your favorite puppy and his new sidekick are up to new tricks just for you.
Green Bubble Pup
Green Pup seems to always be getting the short-end of the stick. Although he is very alert and astute, he always falls for White Pup’s pranks. But even through all jokes, he still cheers her on, sending flowers when she’s down. He’s a true friend who is around in both good times and bad.
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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!
Experiencing the wonder that is Carcassonne in Languedoc, France – Submitted by Jean Pol B.
Read More Top 8 Summer Travel Moments from WeChatters Around the World >>
With over 600 million monthly active WeChatters around the world, we are always excited to hear how WeChat has created and strengthened connections among our users. Through our new series, WeStory, we plan to highlight a few of these standout stories.
This week, we feature Melisa and her boyfriend, Mickey – two lovebirds from Israel who are a living example of the modern fairytale, with WeChat as their fairy godmother.
It All Began With A Chat
Melisa first learned about WeChat and its robust features at a work meeting. For business reasons, she and her colleagues downloaded WeChat and began sending goofy selfies to each other.
Mickey, on the other hand, was more familiar with WeChat and used it as a way to communicate with the people he met while traveling and studying in China. When he returned to Israel, he often used the “People Nearby” feature to meet new friends and other Chinese speakers.
But one day as he activated this Discovery feature, there was a particular person who stood out among the others.
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Remember when you first downloaded WeChat and found out that you could send awesome animated stickers to your friends? The first one that you probably used was Tuzki, the emotive bunny. Although his face is difficult to read, Tuzki knows exactly how to express himself with his body language. We’re bringing him back AGAIN, but this time, as your work stress reliever.
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We know you adore our vast library of stickers and love using them to express your personality and emotions. For our WeChatters in India, you now have a chance to put your creative minds to work and develop stickers that embody your personal style and unique ideas.
Introducing the WeChat Sticker Challenge, where students from over 1,800 design and art schools across India are invited to submit their own sticker set designs and win up to ₹500,000 ($7,864 USD). Best of all, the winner will have the opportunity to showcase their talent to millions of people!
How do I join?
Joining the competition is very easy! As long as you live in India and are a college student, you can submit your designs online at http://wechat.com/stickerchallenge
Submissions end on July 30, 2015, so put your creative thinking cap on and enter the challenge now! Who knows, your sticker could be the newest addition alongside MamaBB Pau and The Ballers.
We can’t wait to see your entries. Don’t forget to download WeChat to see our gallery of stickers for inspiration, or even share your ideas with friends on Moments!
From all of us here at WeChat, we’d like to wish our beloved dads around the world a Happy Father’s Day!
To celebrate this special day, we’ve released Dear Dad, an adorable father-daughter sticker set that truly illustrates a father’s unconditional love and support. Whether you’ve just graduated from high school or have your own kids, these stickers are sure to put a smile on your face and take you down memory lane.
From reading with us and dropping us off to school, to teaching us how to play a new sport or giving us piggyback rides; dads are our loving heroes and mentors and we will treasure them no matter what.
Download WeChat to share these cute stickers with your dad. It’s a great way to wish him an amazing Father’s Day and to let him know just how much you love him.
Note: Dear Dad is available in select countries.
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.
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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.
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With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get back in shape (if you’ve fallen off those New Year’s resolutions). And what better motivation is there to get “fitspired” than by buddying up with WeChat’s newest sticker, Healthy Doughnut?
We know what you’re thinking. How can a doughnut motivate me to get healthy? Once you get to know our loveable new sticker, you’ll soon see how.
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Introducing Artemis – WeChat’s newest sticker. He is everything you would expect in a Spartan Warrior leader – strong, tough and fearless. He loves nothing more than winning and with his strong muscles and big brains, it’s no wonder his fellow warriors admire the leader he is today.
Aside from smashing his workouts, Artemis is also quick on his feet. He can formulate combat strategies that will outwit his enemies in the trickiest of situations. And despite his gruff appearance, Artemis is a loyal leader who will always put his people first. So long as he’s around, his fellow warriors and the citizens of Sparta know that they are in safe hands.
Whether you’re getting ready for the playoffs or battling it out with friends on one of WeChat’s games, channel Artemis’s fighting spirit and you’re sure to come out winning.
Download Artemis from the Sticker Gallery today! Available in select regions.