2017 WeChat User Report

2017 WeChat User Report Is Out!

Matthew Brennan Reports, Uncategorized

This year’s annual WeChat report from Tencent research division Penguin Intelligence was released just hours ago. Below are the key findings. Highlights include: The average number of WeChat contacts has increased significantly over the past year. Large increases in the amounts of money running through WeChat pay from last year. The average age of a WeChat user has shifted significantly …

WeChat Announces 6 Big Changes to Mini Programs

Matthew Brennan Uncategorized

Today WeChat announced 6 changes to mini programs. All positive changes that will have an impact on mini programs gaining traction in China. Below is the list: Individual developers can create and submit mini programs to the WeChat team. We no longer need a Chinese business license, just Chinese ID card. This is a similar set up to how we apply for …

Augmented Reality Chinese Translation

Matthew Brennan Uncategorized

Augmented reality Chinese translation is already here. Anyone of us can use our phone to translate all the characters around us on the fly. Don’t believe it, check out the pictures and gif below… The app to do it with. Not WeChat unfortunately. Yes, that’ right it’s good old Google Translate. Hang on, isn’t Google blocked in China?  Well, mostly yes. But …

Brands On WeChat: CHat Panel Hosted By VELVET

Matthew Brennan Uncategorized

The Brands on WeChat panel discussion presented by VELVET on Day 2 of CHat (Friday, September 2) will certainly be one of the highlights of the conference. A deep dive into the opportunities and issues that brands face when dealing with the fast moving WeChat ecosystem. Discussion will touch upon: How does WeChat re-define the consumer experience for brands The …

3 Kickass WeChat Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

Matthew Brennan Uncategorized, WeChat Tips

Today we introduce you to 3 kickass WeChat apps making life easier for those of us living in China. They are useful, fast, and best of all easily accessible right from your WeChat timeline. Still downloading apps from the app store? Come on guys! This is China. #CHat era RINGY RINGY is a FREE TRANSLATION SERVICE run by a group …

6 Practical WeChat Workshops @ CHat Shanghai!

Matthew Brennan Uncategorized

Introducing 6 content packed WeChat workshops as part of the CHat Shanghai Conference this September 1st & 2nd. Learn all the essentials of using WeChat to grow your business from the expert professionals and industry KOLs. Workshop attendees at CHat Beijing Read on to find out more information and register today for RMB388 per workshop. SEPTEMBER 1ST (DAY 1) 10-12pm …

Content Thieves Beware… WeChat Does Not Mess Around

Matthew Brennan Uncategorized

Ever wonder what “原创” logo at the top of a WeChat post means? (see pic below) Literally translating to “original” the icon indicates that the post you are reading is Tencent-guaranteed original and unique content. Read on for an understanding of why this is important and how it all works. Why does this matter? In a modern digital age where …

CHat Beijing – All the Presentations

Matthew Brennan Events, Uncategorized

CHat Beijing: This Sunday over 350 business professionals packed out the Beijing Design Service Center egar to learn more about WeChat and global chat messaging trends. Many travelled from across China and Hong Kong to make it for this very special event. Below are pictures of some of the action as well as links to ALL the presentations and workshops: …

WeChat Knows When You Sleep

Matthew Brennan Uncategorized

WeChat released a strange and perhaps even disturbing set of data a few days ago. To coincide with ‘World Sleep Day’ the WeChat team decided to remind us that they know when you sleep and they know when you get up. In fact WeChat knows a lot about you that you probably don’t realize. As WeChat is used by practically everyone in …

WeChat New Feature: Heat Maps in Real Time

Matthew Brennan Uncategorized

Breaking News: WeChat has just released a new feature to coincide with the Chinese National Day holidays – real time foot traffic heat maps. Allowing you to see the density of people in an area in real time. It’s no coincidence that the timing of the release coincidences with National Day. Planning your movements better to avoid highly crowded areas will …