WeChat Facial Recognition Case Studies

Matthew Brennan Case Studies, Features

Just a few days ago one of the first test integrations of WeChat facial recognition was announced (full details + screenshots below). This technology is starting to gain rapid adoption in China with examples popping up everywhere. Generally, China is still behind the US in AI but in face recognition, it’s now recognized as leading the world. Below I give you: 10 case studies of facial recognition technology being …

WeChat Is Building An Augmented Reality App Store

Matthew Brennan Features

2 days ago an official video from WeChat team entitled “微信小程序:WeChat Mini Program” was uploaded to Tencent video platform with no announcement or fanfare. However the ending of the video hints at something absolutely huge: WeChat will release a truly game changing new augmented reality feature for mini programs. WeChat Pokemon Go for apps! Video Length: 2:31 WeChat mini programs + Augmented …

WeChat Gold

Forget Red Packets, WeChat GOLD Packets are coming!

Matthew Brennan Features, Hot News

It’s that time of year again. When all the crazy numbers come out about WeChat lucky money red packets. Last year 8.08 billion digital WeChat red envelopes were sent out (see our previous article) Chinese New Year’s Eve. This year it’s 14.2 BILLION! On 1 day! Above: some context to those numbers WeChat’s last reported monthly active user numbers are 846 …

WeChat picture editing

WeChat Picture Editing: Add Stickers To Your Pics

Matthew Brennan Features, Upgrades

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 …

WeChat Barcode Scanning

WeChat Barcode Scanning Features

Matthew Brennan Features

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 …

WeChat Moments

WeChat Moments Search: Search Your Friend’s Moments

Matthew Brennan Features, Upgrades

The latest iOS update to WeChat (6.3.29) launched yesterday adds a WeChat moments search feature. Basically this allows you to search your friend’s moments by time. The last WeChat update 6.3.28 with important changes to group management came 2 days earlier to iOS. What’s going on? Read on to answer the questions: “How does it work?” and “Why WeChat has had 2 updates in …

WeChat Group Owner

WeChat Group Admin: Important Updates

Matthew Brennan Features, WeChat Tips

The new version of WeChat (6.3.28) has several changes. The most important being a WeChat group admin can now choose to block people from adding extra members to their group. This feature is highly likely to roll out in some form to all versions of WeChat soon. Read on to find out exactly how it works, why it’s so important. You …

Siri, Can You WeChat My Girlfriend For Me?

Matthew Brennan Features

Too lazy to open WeChat, go through your contacts list and type a message to your friend? No worries. Apple will soon have you covered. At the Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday they announced: Siri will soon be able to connect up with WeChat and message your friends for you. The update will come as part of iOS 10 which will …

WeChat Membership Cards

Matthew Brennan Features

Virtual WeChat membership cards are becoming increasingly popular in China as more and more businesses and consumers realize the benefits. A few days ago WeChat announced a big upgrade to the membership card features available for official accounts. Today we’ll guide you through the updates and take a look at how the new membership cards work on WeChat. What are WeChat membership …