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.
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As we usher in the year of the sheep, it’s only appropriate to get into the spirit with WeChat stickers and we have two sticker packs specially designed for Chinese New Year to do just that:
Happy Spring Festival
This year, Mon-Mon, Curly Pete and Frog and Horse are gathering around as one big WeChat family to honor the Lunar New Year. Each one has their own special spin on each tradition that when they all come together in one sticker pack is sure to bring happiness to any chat conversation.
So whether you are asking for red packets on WeChat, saying thank you for them or sharing good memories, be sure to drop one of these sticker friends while chatting.
Read More Sticker Story – Ring in the Chinese New Year with Spring Festival Stickers
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.
Read More How to Have the Best Valentine’s Day
Centuries ago, love was expressed with words, strung together carefully to create love letters or poems, which would take months to deliver. With today’s technology, sending a thoughtful message can be done in a matter of seconds.
But why not take it a step further? Let our stickers help you express the feelings that words can’t always describe. This Valentine’s Day, we’ve prepared two sticker sets for you to share with friends, family or that special someone: Trainee Cupid and Sweet Love.
Meet Beetee, the world’s cutest Cupid-in-training! He loves nothing more than a delicious batch of honey and buzzing around.
Read More Sticker Story – Love is in the Air and in WeChat’s Sticker Gallery!
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.
Download the MojiMe for iOS or MojiMe for Android Christmas version and dress yourself up as a Christmas tree, snowman or even Santa Claus. It’s sure to bring lots of laughs and smiles.
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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.
Read More Give Thanks with Custom MojiMe Thanksgiving Stickers!
Thank you to all the WeChatters who joined the Share-A-Scare contest. We received a huge number of submissions from Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines and absolutely loved all your spooky Moments photos.
Here’s a peak at some of the top scary sights this Halloween season.
Singapore Left to right: Yilin, Xinyi and Ajill
Read More Congrats to Our Share-A-Scare Winners!
Thanks to the incredible and accessible information on the Internet, we know many of our users are geniuses (or at least pretty darn smart)! The downside is that being a genius takes a lot of work and can be tiring. That’s where our new Hey Good Thinking sticker set comes in.
While Albert Einstein, the character behind Hey Good Thinking, is known for his chops in math and physics, he’s also a shy guy who loves playing the violin and having fun! Whether it’s sipping drinks from a beaker or coming up with the next big theory, he knows the importance of maintaining a youthful spirit. But hey, it’s all relative, right?
Inspired by one of the world’s most powerful and genius minds, Hey Good Thinking stickers are now available to download in the WeChat sticker gallery, so you can work hard, think big and have fun all at the same time. So go ahead, take a study break with Albert Einstein so you can recharge and ace life!
Happy Halloween! In honor of this spook-tastic holiday, we’ve added two trickster sticker sets to make this Halloween the best one yet!
The Orange Lantern
Never fear! Halloween’s biggest super hero is here. Introducing The Orange Lantern! This little hero is here to save all the trick-o-treaters from dastardly spooks and candy thieves so that every kid gets their sugar goodies for the night.
His source of power comes from chocolate candies like Kit Kats, Twix and Snickers. And his weakness? Healthy vegetables. Blech.
From fighting crime to passing out candy, The Orange Lantern will bring more tricks and treats to Halloween this year! And maybe, just maybe, you’ll find out who’s really underneath that pumpkin mask.
Who says Halloween characters have to be so frightening? Meet Winnie and Benjamin, the two best Halloween pals.
Read More Sticker Story – Haunt Your Chats with The Orange Lantern and Halloweeny
It’s Halloween, which means it’s time to show off your creative chops by posting a picture of your frightfully awesome Halloween costume on Moments.
For Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines users, the greatest costume will win an iPhone 6 Plus and runner-ups will receive Petrol or Starbucks gift cards. The top entries will also be compiled and shared with the global WeChat community on the Chatterbox blog and Facebook to fright and delight WeChatters all around the world.
Just follow these three simple steps to enter from Oct 28 – Nov 3:
- Take a photo of you in your Halloween costume
- Share it on your Moments page and have at least 5 friends like your post
- Take a screenshot of your Moments post and share it on your FB timeline, tagging your local WeChat page – @WeChat Malaysia (/Singapore/Philippines) and hashtagging #WeChatShareAScare
Don’t have your costume picked out yet? We have got just the WeChat sticker inspirations you need to find the perfect get-up this Halloween season.
Read More Get Halloween-spired and Share-A-Scare
With your phone’s autocorrect feature, your WeChat conversations can go one of two ways. One, you might avoid making silly tpyos (aka typos) when chatting with your friends. Or two, you might make an error that completely changes the meaning of the text. We’ve all been there, done that.
But did you know that capitalization matters too? Check out 6 words that have completely different meanings when you capitalize the first letter.
Definitely not the same, but you might find a turkey roaming around in Turkey.
Without earth, we wouldn’t be able to survive on Earth. Yay for Earth and earth!
Read More 6 Reasons Text Capitalization is Important
Let’s be honest. There’s nothing better than taking a picture of your beautifully plated food and posting it on Moments. It’s fun to share what you’re eating with your friends, just as much as it is to scroll through Moments and check out what your friends are eating for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Inspired by our recent WeChow video, we asked our users from all over the world to share with us the food pictures they’ve posted on Moments. In the spirit of hunger and gluttony, we compiled our top food pics into this post for you to gawk and drool over.
This delicious berry tart looks like it was made with love. Picture shared by Heids.
Read More Top 10 Food Photos on WeChat Moments
Ever sent a message and immediately thought “Uh oh”?
Yep, we have too. That’s why WeChat created Recall—the feature that allows you to take a sent message and *POOF* make it completely disappear. Here are some of life’s sticky situations that Recall can save you from.
Too Many Typos
When you’re typing too fast, hit send and realize your message is a mess—Recall.
For the times you send a message to the wrong person or the wrong group— Recall.
Read More Some Things Are Better Left Un-Sent
Getting back into the back-to-school swing of things? WeChat helps you ace your school life—academically and socially—with all kinds of cool ways to capture, connect and collaborate both in and out of class. Here’s how:
Use your phone to take notes, snap a shot of the whiteboard, or record what you’re learning in class. Just tap “Me” > “Favorite Messages” > “+” > Choose Text, Audio or Image. When you’re finished, add a tag such as “History Notes” or “Club Meeting Minutes” to easily find later in your Favorites folder.
Read More 5 Tips You Can Bring Back to School
Our WeChat Sticker Gallery is constantly growing with new characters to love and share. To give you a glimpse into the lives of some of our newest fun and quirky stickers, we give you Sticker Stories, exclusively for Chatterbox! Get to know the wide range of characters that make you smile, laugh and help you express your emotions.
In life, there are all kinds of amazing pairings – peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, etc. Then, there’s Pete and Charlie, the two closest friends you’ll ever meet. Ever since they sprouted from the garden, this pair has done everything together!
During the day, you can find this duo pumping iron at the gym. For Pete and Charlie, it’s all about staying healthy!
Read More Sticker Story – Meet the Dynamic Veggie Duo: Pete and Charlie!