How To Use WeChat Mini Programs

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At midnight last night WeChat finally launched its eagerly awaited mini programs! The launch was timed to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone. It’s a big move that WeChat has been planning for just over a year. Read on find out: What are mini programs? And how do I use them? Left: Mobike’s mini program   Right: Mobike’s app What are …

Learn Chinese WeChat

WeChat Chinese Learning Platform

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Today we decided to feature a WeChat Chinese Mandarin Class platform. In the same way that Uber matches you with a driver, this service (yoil Mandarin) matches you with a Chinese teacher. But it works entirely through WeChat. Read on to find out how it works and how to try a free WeChat Chinese class yourself. In the 2nd part of this article we’ll …

Try WeChat Mini Programs Now!

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Want to get a first taste of what the hotly anticipated WeChat Mini Programs will be like to use? Today WeChat released an open mini programs demo that anyone can use, below are screenshots of how it all works plus a QR code for you try it out yourself. They really are impossible to share to moments! WeChat Mini Program Features …

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WeChat Data Report Dec 2016, Stats From WeChat

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New WeChat Data: Yesterday the WeChat team released a rare stats presentation filled with some amazing insights into what is happening on WeChat. Unlike other reports and data released this is the real deal. This information is not based on indirect data, estimations or online surveys. It’s direct data from WeChat’s servers. WeChat Data Highlights: 768 Million Daily Active Users …

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WeChat Picture Editing: Add Stickers To Your Pics

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WeChat picture editing: The latest iOS version of WeChat released yesterday (Version 6.5.2) includes a full range of picture editing tools. Now you can edit photos directly within WeChat and post them to a group or moments. The update also allows you to add WeChat custom stickers to your pictures! Read on to find out how it works & why …

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WeChat’s Plan For Chinese New Year?

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Remember last Chinese New Year on WeChat? When this happened… Above: Blurry moments photos took over WeChat during Spring Festival 2016 (previous article here) And at the same time this happened… To put that into context, there are only 7 billion humans on the planet. (read our previous article here) So what’s WeChat’s plan this year? We are 46 days …

Become a WeChat Ghost

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Here’s a quick little ‘how to guide’ for making your profile picture and title invisible when speaking to friends on WeChat. See picture below: No, the picture hasn’t been photoshopped. We’ll show you how to do it. First send the word ‘ghost’ into the ChCh account. Scan this QR code to add the China Channel (ChCh) WeChat account. Now go …

WeChat Barcode Scanning

WeChat Barcode Scanning Features

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WeChat Barcode: A few days ago WeChat announced a new service to track the status of express deliveries in China by scanning the delivery form’s bar code (see picture below). But surprisingly few people know that with WeChat you can already pick up and scan the barcode on pretty much ANY kind of Chinese consumer product and instantly check its …

New WeChat Mini Programs Video Demo

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WeChat Mini Programs Video: Today in Beijing Tencent held a developer’s mini program training where they gave quick demos of 4 different mini programs. The video below was taken by our friends on site. WeChat Mini Programs are coming to WeChat very soon… The apps demoed are: 艺龙订酒店 (Elong Hotel Booking) 南航E行 (NanhangExing): A Chinese airline 华西二院 (Huaxieryuan): A hospital …

1 Minute On WeChat Infographic

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What happens on WeChat in 1 minute? We crunched the numbers from various sources and reports can came up with the following WeChat infographic below… Bonus Data The number of WeChat users continues to steadily increase. Yesterday’s Tencent 2016 Third Quarter Release revealed that WeChat now has over 846,000,000 month active users! To put this incredible rise into context, let’s compare that …

Early WeChat Mini Programs Demos

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WeChat mini programs are coming soon. These new account types are literally light apps within WeChat. WeApps will likely be officially launched next month; the exact date is currently a closely guarded secret. Below we have assembled a few previews of some early prototype WeChat mini programs. Want to get a first glimpse of what’s in store? Read on… Music, transport …